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ONG-ISAC 2022 Oil and Gas Cybersecurity Benchmark Data

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September 14, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

2022 Oil and Gas Cybersecurity Benchmark Data

Title: 2022 Oil and Gas Cybersecurity Benchmark Data | BOOZ ALLEN-BENCHMARKING FOR THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

CPE Credit: 1 hour


Booz Allen has established a partnership with ThoughtLab, a leader in evidence-based cybersecurity research, which gives us access to exclusive benchmarking data from 1,200 companies in 14 industries across 16 countries re: their relative controls maturity, spending and staffing, operational metrics, and qualitative factors. All respondents in the study had full or partial responsibility for cybersecurity in their organizations and were from a range of C-Suite executives. The companies spanned across a range of revenue sizes. The data can be analyzed to meet the unique needs of any oil and gas organization regardless of country, and revenue size. We actively use this data to accelerate risk assessments, align strategies to industrywide trends and forecasts, and help establish metrics and data for continuous improvement.

The study found that the changing and complex cybersecurity risk landscape leads to uncertainty of the types of attacks or incidents that could affect a company’s digital transformation space. Many companies found that their budgets, staffing, and cybersecurity initiatives are not sufficient to adequately protect against the growth of these risks. With the rise of remote work and adoption of cloud technologies, the study posed the central question: How can organizations drive the best cybersecurity performance in an era of escalating digital risks?

Join Booz Allen for an overview of benchmarking insights. The presentation will provide:

  • Insight into the top cybersecurity risks oil and gas organizations are facing
  • Data regarding the top priorities and challenges current CISOs face
  • Benchmarking levels across controls maturity, spend, and operational performance
  • Investments and approaches that cybersecurity leaders ranked as yielding desirable outcomes
  • Future steps to take to maximize the cybersecurity performance of an organization


Paul Sussman, Vice President Cybersecurity Strategy, Booz Allen Hamilton As a Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, Paul Sussman leads the Strategy and Program Design capability in Booz Allen’s commercial consulting organization, which focuses on enabling competitiveness with cybersecurity and digital innovation. He has significant experience in working with Board, Executive Leadership Team, and Line-of-Business executives to identify and prioritize technology and security investments that enable competitive outcomes.

Paul has wide industry and regional experience having developed and/or delivered strategy and implementation projects in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia involving business strategy, advanced analytics, risk and infosec, mobile banking, and payments and treasury services. He has also worked in the e-commerce and supply chain sector as client organizations digitalize their operations and enhance service quality.

Paul joined Booz Allen in 2021 after 14 years of leadership experience with Gartner Consulting, where he was a Senior Managing Partner and Vice President, leading Banking and Payments solutions consulting. He was also a Partner and the CTO of First Manhattan Consulting Group (now Deluxe Corp.), a strategy and risk management consulting firm that served investor groups, financial institutions, and technology service providers, and a Director with AlixPartners LLC. He has an MBA from New York University and attended Penn State University.