This short article packs in a comprehensive overview of the threats that “critical energy infrastructures” (CEIs) increasingly face. International energy security consultant Frank Umbach dissects recent terrorist attacks and explains the potential severity of far-reaching, disruptive and costly cyber attacks. getAbstract recommends this report on the growing threat of weapons – both material and virtual – to leaders in the energy and technology industries as well as to anyone concerned about domestic and global energy security.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why terrorist attacks on “critical energy infrastructures” such as oil and gas plants are rising,
- Why cyber attacks are potentially more disruptive than physical attacks, and
- How the cyber security market is growing.
About the Author
Frank Umbach is a senior associate at the Centre for European Security Strategies and a consultant on international energy security.