Colonial Pipeline, the largest gas pipeline in the United States, temporarily shut down its operations on Friday following a ransomware attack.

A major distributor of fuel from U.S. Gulf Coast refineries to the Atlantic Coast and into New York Harbor, Colonial Pipeline has 5,500 miles of pipeline and transports 45 percent of the fuel distributed on the East Coast.

The incident underscores the need for oil and gas providers, utility providers, and other owners of critical infrastructure to monitor both their information technology (IT) networks (think business functions like email and billing) and their operational technologies (OT) networks (controlling the…

Jack Pringle

Litigator, appellate advocate, regulatory and information technology attorney @adamsandreese, Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US)

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