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Energy and utilities

Our adaptable technology and robust organization, backed by a wealth of expertise, enable us to safeguard sensitive areas and assets while also rapidly enhancing security when necessary.

Energy and utility companies face significant risk factors, which is why we prioritize proactive and adaptable security solutions. Our offerings are designed to thwart intrusions, as well as acts of harm and sabotage against facilities housing crucial assets. Any efforts to breach or undermine security are promptly identified and confirmed, resulting in swift response actions. Our vast and comprehensive organization ensures that Securitas can promptly address any emerging security and guarding requirements.

Challenges Today

The energy and utility sector faces a unique set of security challenges in 2023. These challenges stem from the industry's critical infrastructure, its reliance on ageing technology, and its exposure to a wide range of physical and cyber threats.

  • Physical attacks on critical infrastructure:  Energy and utility companies are attractive targets for physical attacks, as disruptions to their operations can have a significant impact on the economy and public safety. In recent years, there have been a number of high-profile attacks on energy infrastructure, including the 2015 cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid.
  • Insider threats:  Insider threats are a significant risk for energy and utility companies, as employees who have access to sensitive information and systems can cause significant damage if they are motivated to do so. In 2021, a former employee of Colonial Pipeline, a major US pipeline operator, was charged with causing a ransomware attack that shut down the pipeline for several days.
  • Supply chain attacks:  Energy and utility companies are also vulnerable to supply chain attacks, in which hackers target third-party vendors to gain access to their networks and systems. In 2021, a cyberattack on SolarWinds, a software vendor that supplies many energy and utility companies, allowed hackers to gain access to the networks of several of SolarWinds' customers.
  • Extreme weather events: Energy and utility infrastructure is often located in areas that are vulnerable to extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. These events can cause damage to infrastructure and disrupt operations.
  • Geopolitical instability:  Energy and utility companies operating in politically unstable regions are at risk of attacks from terrorists or other groups. In 2019, an attack on a Saudi Aramco oil facility by Houthi rebels caused significant damage to the facility and disrupted global oil supplies.

Why Securitas

As a global company, we have extensive experience cooperating with large and complex businesses in the energy sector. Over the years, we have been trusted to deliver quality security services to some of the top energy companies in the world.

  • Experience and expertise: Securitas has a long history of providing security services to energy and utility companies. The company has the experience and expertise to understand the unique security challenges faced by this industry.
  • Comprehensive security solutions:  Securitas offers a comprehensive suite of security solutions that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. The company's solutions include physical security, cybersecurity, and risk management services.
  • Global reach: Securitas is a global company with operations in over 50 countries. This means that the company can provide security services to energy and utility companies with operations around the world.
  • Commitment to innovation: Securitas is committed to innovation and is constantly developing new security solutions to meet the evolving needs of its clients.
  • Proven track record: Securitas has a proven track record of success in protecting energy and utility infrastructure from a wide range of threats.

Contact us

In a world of complex energy operations and heightened security threats, Securitas stands ready to safeguard your critical assets and operations with our comprehensive, tailored security solutions. Our proven track record of success in the energy sector speaks volumes about our expertise and commitment to delivering unparalleled security. Feel free to get in touch with our security experts and experience peace of mind knowing your energy infrastructure is protected by the best in the business.

Peace of mind

Contact us today to find out how we combine cutting edge technology with real time intelligence to keep you and your business safe.

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