A ring of at least five people targeted syntactic foam, a key material for deepwater oil drillers that also has military and commercial uses. The author argues that the advent of cloud technology should not be regarded as a further challenge to security but an opportunity to revitalize and improve a company’s defenses dramatically. Cybersecurity firm Dragos has identified a new threat to the oil and gas industry, HEXANE. The company has also released a report assessing the cybersecurity environment in oil and gas. A recent episode involving three, allegedly Iranian, vessels and a British-flagged tanker near the Strait of Hormuz is just one of the recent events of this nature.