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June 4, 2017

Understanding the Ransomware Threat

By Chris Gebhardt With industrial equipment becoming more sophisticated in an integrated operational environment, the potential for a CyberSecurity incident increases.  The recent WannaCry Ransomware threat resulted in emergency services and hospitals re-routing patients because equipment was non-functional.  How long could you sustain suspended operations while a cyber cleanup was in progress? Ransomware is a form of software that is surreptitiously installed on computers and electronic systems with the purpose to encrypt contents until the owner pays a bounty for the decryption tool.  Recent variants like WannaCry also incorporate a […]
June 4, 2017

Financial Analysis of Oil and Gas Market – June 2017

Over the past two years, the oil and gas industry has seen one of the longest downturns since the 1990s. If we can take any cues from history, we can say that after every oil bust comes a recovery. However, this time the recovery is more of a slow grinding crawl, at best. Bubble size represents market cap FIGURE 1: PERFORMANCE OF OIL AND GAS COMPANIES Description: Figure 1 highlights the performance of the oil and gas industry for the month of May 2017 (x-axis) and the performance of the […]
June 4, 2017

Financial Analysis of Gold Market – June 2017

Gold barely moved in the month of May, having gone down by half a percentage point. But if we look under the hood, gold has had an active month and it seems to just be getting started. In less than 15 days, the U.S. Fed will reach a decision about raising interest rates and could announce another quarter point increase. As of May 30, 2017, chances of the Fed raising interest rates stood at 88%. Although it is important to mention that during the market sell-off that occurred two weeks […]
June 4, 2017

Yes, you need better technology. But, what about people and processes?

Digital Transformation ~ VCI Partner’s View Perhaps because of a long and successful history, your organization is still very much a siloed culture with teams involved in technology and digitization still having different objectives and timelines. There is a conflict between a silo-based management structure and the achievement of integrated targets relating to the upgrading and digitization of operations. Often, we see various technology projects in a state of change, and so are tricked into attempting to “freeze” other developments. Instead we should think about a more integrated and agile […]