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Unmasking Cybersecurity Threats to Energy Systems


In the digital age, cybersecurity has become a critical concern for all industries, but perhaps none more so than the energy sector. With the increasing reliance on operational technology (OT) in energy systems, the risk of cyber threats has escalated. This article will explore the cybersecurity threats to OT in energy systems and how FAT FINGER, a digital workflow procedure builder, can help mitigate these risks.

Understanding the Threat Landscape

Operational technology refers to the hardware and software used to change, monitor or control physical devices, processes, and events in the enterprise. In the energy sector, OT is used in a variety of applications, from controlling power grids to managing oil and gas pipelines. However, as these systems become more interconnected and reliant on digital technology, they also become more vulnerable to cyber threats.

Common Cybersecurity Threats to OT

  • Malware: Malicious software designed to cause damage to a computer, server, or network.
  • Phishing: A cybercrime where targets are contacted by email, telephone, or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing sensitive data.
  • Ransomware: A type of malware that threatens to publish the victim’s data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid.
  • Insider Threats: Threats that come from people within the organization, such as employees, former employees, contractors or business associates, who have inside information about the organization’s security practices, data and computer systems.

The Role of FAT FINGER in Mitigating Cybersecurity Threats

FAT FINGER is a digital workflow procedure builder that empowers front-line teams to do their work correctly every time. It allows you to build checklists, workflows, and digital procedures that unlock operational excellence. With FAT FINGER, you can improve safety in your facility by making safety and preventive measures everyone’s responsibility.

Building Safety Checklists with FAT FINGER

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With FAT FINGER, you can build six powerful safety checklists:

  • Take 5 Safety: Customize your Take 5 safety procedures in seconds and export your safety workflow to all of your different sites.
  • Near Miss Reporting: Stay ahead of potential issues through proactive monitoring and decrease the risk of disruption or loss due to unforeseen events.
  • Job Hazard Analysis: Anticipate where potential hazards could arise and take preventative action.
  • Risk Assessment: Safeguard yourself from threats with this smart solution designed to protect you from risk.
  • Incident Reporting in the Workplace: Ensure a safe and secure workplace for you and your employees with our reliable digital workflows.
  • Journey Report: Keep your people safe and their journey plans running smoothly with this efficient journey management solution.

By using FAT FINGER, you can ensure that your energy systems are not only efficient and reliable but also secure from cyber threats. Request a demo today to see how FAT FINGER can help you mitigate cybersecurity threats to your operational technology.


In conclusion, the increasing reliance on operational technology in energy systems has made cybersecurity a critical concern. However, with the right tools and strategies, these threats can be mitigated. FAT FINGER, with its ability to build digital workflow procedures, can play a crucial role in enhancing the safety and security of your energy systems. Don’t wait for a cyber threat to disrupt your operations. Build a safety checklist with FAT FINGER today and ensure the security of your operational technology.

Stay informed and protect your energy systems from cybersecurity threats to operational technology. Learn more about the risks and how to safeguard your systems. Visit FatFinger Safety today for more information.