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Cyber adversaries have been very
successful at staying one step ahead.
Constantly changing their tools and
techniques continues to aid in their
success. . . . The increased financial
and political gain by cyber breaches has
caused a rapid increase in the number
and sophistication of threat actors.
chances of thwarting a destructive
malware attack. Lastly, leveraging nonsignature based detection technologies,
e.g. Artificial Intelligence/Machine
Learning (AI/ML), can rapidly analyze
unknown content and identify threats to
enable detection and response in order
to minimize impact.
The key aspect in a destructive attack
is to prevent it via good hygiene. If the
adversary leverages a zero-day exploit
or finds a crack in your organization's
security armor, then speed of detection
and containment is crucial.

Technological Advancements to Deal
With This Problem
Cyber adversaries have been very
successful at staying one step ahead.
Constantly changing their tools
and techniques continues to aid in
their success. There are even service
offerings on the black market, for
example "ransomware as a service,"
that can enable less sophisticated
actors. The increased financial and
political gain by cyber breaches has
caused a rapid increase in the number
and sophistication of threat actors.

Organizations in the oil and gas industry,
in conjunction with a strong cyber
hygiene program and proper network
segmentation, should explore security
solutions that can help detect and
identify unknown threats that routinely
evade signature/threat intelligencebased cybersecurity products. For
example, real-time threat detection
using AI/ML is focused on malicious
content (file-based or file-less attacks)
without the use of signatures or behavior
detection engines.
With the rapid increase in
ransomware and other destructive
malware, which are capable of impacting
an organization immediately upon
payload delivery, organizations should
shift their focus to leveraging artificial
intelligence at the point of entry into
their network to better deliver rapid and
scalable detection along with increased
analyst efficiency.
Conclusion
Proactive cyber defense must be
the new normal. The luxury of being
able to wait for an attack to react is

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of THE SOURCE - Summer 2018

APGA Events
First Person
2018 Starts off with Gas Records
Energy Regulatory Update
The Result of Not Addressing Increasing Cybersecurity Risk
Conversation with an APGA Member
APGA Leads Charge to Lower Pipeline Rates to Match Lower Tax Rates
Legislative Outlook
Enhancing Resilience of Critical Infrastructure with Combined Heat and Power
The Pipeline
The Importance of Getting Involved with State and Local Building Code Developments
At Last
Advertisers’ Index/Advertiser.com
THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - Intro
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THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - cover1
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THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - APGA Events
THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - First Person
THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - 9
THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - 2018 Starts off with Gas Records
THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - 11
THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - Energy Regulatory Update
THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - 13
THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - The Result of Not Addressing Increasing Cybersecurity Risk
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THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - 17
THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - Conversation with an APGA Member
THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - 19
THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - APGA Leads Charge to Lower Pipeline Rates to Match Lower Tax Rates
THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - 21
THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - Legislative Outlook
THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - Enhancing Resilience of Critical Infrastructure with Combined Heat and Power
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THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - The Pipeline
THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - The Importance of Getting Involved with State and Local Building Code Developments
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THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - At Last
THE SOURCE - Summer 2018 - Advertisers’ Index/Advertiser.com
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