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Definitions

Cybersecurity: the collection of systems and processes designed to protect networks, devices, programs, and data from cyber attacks, damage, and unauthorized access.

NIST Framework: consists of standards, guidelines, and practices to promote the protection of critical infrastructure. The prioritized, flexible, repeatable, and cost-effective approach of the Framework helps owners and operators of critical infrastructure to manage cybersecurity-related risk.

ISA (Instrumentation Society of America): a trade organization that sets the standard for applying engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure.

API 1164: outlines SCADA cybersecurity processes that could take years to implement correctly depending on the complexity of the SCADA system.

Podcasts

Episode 324: Developing a Risk Based Approach to Leak Detection and Response with Mark Piazza & Nikos Salmatanis


In this week’s episode of the Pipeliners Podcast, host Russel Treat welcomes guests Mark Piazza and Nikos Salmatanis to explore the importance of establishing a risk-based method for leak detection and response in pipeline operations. They discuss the complexities of leak detection technologies, existing frameworks like API RP-1175, and the need for a comprehensive risk […]
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Episode 318: Direct Leak Detection Using Pressure Events with Stuart Mitchell


In this episode of the Pipeliners Podcast, Russel interviews Stuart Mitchell from ProFlex, discussing the innovative approach to pipeline leak detection using pressure events. Stuart explains the evolution of their technology, starting with the application of negative pressure waves and the challenges associated with false positives. The conversation covers the use of high sample rates, […]
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Episode 308: Team Training with Byron Coy


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features Byron Coy discussing the importance of team training within the industry, why connections between different workers are crucial and the importance of keeping up with the correct training records. In this episode, you will learn about the concept of team training, the different ways to implement training into the […]
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Episode 37: Safety Act Certification of API 1164 Pipeline Control Systems Cybersecurity with Alexa Burr


This month’s Pipeline Technology Podcast episode sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal features Alexa Burr discussing API 1164, why it is important within the industry, and the current state of cyberthreats. In this month’s episode, you will learn about when 1164 was updated and why, how companies are focusing more intently on cybersecurity, and ways […]
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Episode 34: Using ChatGPT for Cyber Security with Clint Bodungen


This month’s Pipeline Technology Podcast episode sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal features Clint Bodungen discussing what ChatGPT is, the ins and outs of how it works, and different ways to utilize the booming technology. Clint encourages listeners to learn the technology and begin utilizing it in ways that benefit you.  In this month’s episode, […]
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Episode 286: Common Goals – Role & Relevance of a Strong Independent Regulator with Tristan Brown


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features Tristan Brown discussing environmental protection, ways that the industry can stay nimble, and how PHMSA interacts with Congress and the government while maintaining a nonpartisan stance. In this episode, you will learn about advancements in technology aimed at ensuring proper environmental protection. Additionally, you will gain insights into the […]
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Episode 267: Pipeline Predictions for 2023 with Mark LaCour


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features Mark LaCour of the Oil & Gas Global Network returning to the podcast to discuss pipeline industry predictions for 2023. In this episode, you will learn about the predictions that Mark puts together each year for the pipeline industry that are based on market research, as well as pipeline […]
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Episode 261: TSA Cybersecurity Directives and the Impact on Pipeline Contractors and Vendors with Mark Grant


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features Mark Grant discussing cybersecurity, where TSA cybersecurity is headed in the future with rulemaking, how cybersecurity has impacted the pipeline industry, and why it is necessary for developers to adapt to current threats. In this episode, you will learn how malware has changed in recent years and ways to […]
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Episode 250: Celebrating and Reflecting on 250 Episodes


In this week’s episode of the Pipeliners Podcast, host Russel Treat celebrates the 250th episode. Russel revisits some of his favorite conversations and chats with Greg Dunn about the podcast infrastructure and what it takes to make the show happen. Celebrating and Reflecting on 250 Episodes: Show Notes, Links, and Insider Terms Celebrating and Reflecting […]
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Episode 25: Enhancing Pipeline Security: Does Cybersecurity Alone Provide Adequate Protection? with Michael Nushart


This month’s Pipeline Technology Podcast episode sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal features Black & Veatch’s Michael Nushart discussing his recent article in the Pipeline & Gas Journal where he goes over the different layers of pipeline security. In this month’s episode, you will learn about how securing a pipeline requires considerations beyond cybersecurity. Other […]
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Episode 237: What Every Pipeliner Should Know About Cyber Security with Russel Treat


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features host Russel Treat walking through how each individual pipeliner should think about pipeline cyber security as it relates to supporting their operation. The episode centers on three key areas of threats, understanding, and mitigation. Russel goes into deep detail about cybersecurity threats, the importance of understanding what the nature […]
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Episode 20: Cybersecurity Directive for Oil & Gas Pipelines Targets Vulnerabilities with Marco Ayala


In this month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast, sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, ICS security expert Marco Ayala joins host Russel Treat to discuss the recent cybersecurity directive issued to oil and gas pipeline operators. In this episode, you will learn about the key lessons from the high-profile Colonial cybersecurity incident, the two […]
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Episode 224: Peak Shaving & Curtailment in Utility Operations with Mary Palkovich


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features Mary Palkovich, a consultant for Xcel Energy, discussing issues around peak shaving and curtailment for gas utility operators. In this episode, you will learn about methods for peak shaving, including propane air, gas storage, and compressed natural gas. Russel and Mary also recount their curtailment experiences and the lessons […]
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Episode 222: The Evolving Cyber Threat Landscape with Annie McIntyre


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features Annie McIntyre of EverLine discussing the evolving cyber threat landscape in the oil and gas pipeline industry. In this episode, you will learn about the importance of cybersecurity in the oil and gas industry. The conversation will cover lessons learned from various cyber security attacks, such as the recent […]
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Episode 220: Gamification for Conducting Exercises with Clint Bodungen


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features IT and cybersecurity subject matter expert Clint Bodungen discussing the use of gamification for conducting exercises in pipeline operations. In this episode, you will learn about how ThreatGEN is being used to support cybersecurity efforts in industrial settings, including oil and gas pipelines, how pipeline operators can benefit from […]
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Episode 216: IRWA Oil & Gas Pipeline Symposium with Rebecca Eugia, Liz Neidlinger, Mercedes Osbern


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features Rebecca Eugia, Liz Neidlinger, and Mercedes Osbern of the IRWA organization previewing the upcoming IRWA Oil & Gas Pipeline Symposium on February 23 in Houston, Texas. In this episode, you will learn more about the IRWA organization, why you should register for the conference, what topics the speakers will […]
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Episode 214: Pipeline Predictions for 2022 with Mark LaCour


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features Mark LaCour of the Oil & Gas Global Network returning to the podcast to discuss pipeline industry predictions for 2022. In this episode, you will learn about the predictions that Mark puts together each year for the pipeline industry that are based on market research. Find out why Mark […]
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Episode 13: Cybersecurity Directive for Oil & Gas Pipelines Targets Vulnerabilities with Marco Ayala


In this month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, ICS security expert Marco Ayala joins host Russel Treat to discuss the recent cybersecurity directive issued to oil and gas pipeline operators. In this episode, you will learn about the key lessons from the high-profile Colonial cybersecurity incident, the two […]
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Episode 195: PRCI Update & Industry Outlook with Cliff Johnson


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features PRCI president Cliff Johnson returning to the Pipeliners Podcast to discuss the latest pipeline research projects and PRCI initiatives to advance the industry forward. Listen to this episode to learn more about what PRCI is focusing on, how the new Emerging Fuels Institute is supporting pipeline operators to thrive […]
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Episode 189: Using API 1130 to Create An Auditable Leak Detection System with Carin Meyer


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features first-time guest Carin Meyer of Atmos International discussing the importance of pipeline operators aligning with API 1130 to create a compliant Leak Detection System. In this episode, you will learn about the importance of advancing beyond just having a computational pipeline monitoring (CPM) system to support leak detection, how […]
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Episode 11: Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack Raises Alarm for Midstream Companies with Niyo “Little Thunder” Pearson


In this month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, Niyo “Little Thunder” Pearson of ONE Gas discusses his timely article on why the recent Colonial Pipeline cyberattack should raise alarms for midstream companies. In this episode, you will learn about what caused the Colonial Pipeline cybersecurity attack, the lessons […]
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Special Edition: Colonial Pipeline Cybersecurity Incident with Pascal Ackerman and Clint Bodungen


This is a special edition of the Pipeliners Podcast covering the recent high-profile pipeline cybersecurity incident affecting Colonial Pipeline. In the episode, host Russel Treat is joined by IT and cybersecurity subject matter experts Pascal Ackerman and Clint Bodungen to discuss the latest news reports covering how the threat was launched, the use of ransomware […]
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Episode 162: The API Standards Process with David Miller


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features first-time guest David Miller of API providing listeners with insight on the API standards development process to promote safety throughout the oil and gas industry. In this episode, you will learn about the process that goes into approving a standard, how many standards are crafted each year, the audit […]
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Episode 145: Security Information Sharing & Analysis with Jim Linn


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features first-time guest Jim Linn of AGA and DNG-ISAC discussing pipeline cybersecurity, analysis, and information sharing. In this episode, you will learn about the importance of cybersecurity for the pipeline industry, how information is gathered to support ISAC, and how the DNG-ISAC determines potential cybersecurity threats. You will also learn […]
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Episode 125: Satellite Imagery for Leak Detection for An Entire Basin with Sean Donegan and Allan Adams


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features Sean Donegan and Allan Adams of Satelytics discussing the specific application of using satellite imagery to perform leak detection on an entire basin. In this episode, you will learn about why the Satelytics data engine was formed, the future of data collection technology and why the algorithm continues to […]
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Episode 112: The New Data Acquisition in SCADA with Dan Nagala


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features the return of Dan Nagala to discuss what the new Data Acquisition of SCADA looks like in pipeline operations with host Russel Treat. In this episode, you will learn about where data communications in SCADA is headed for pipeline operators, the history of data communications, and Dan’s technology predictions […]
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Episode 110: Pipeline SMS and Stakeholder Collaboration with Steve Allen


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features Steve Allen of Energy Worldnet (EWN) discussing Pipeline Safety Management Systems (Pipeline SMS) from the perspective of how to achieve stakeholder collaboration. In this episode, you will learn about the stakeholders in pipeline safety, the most important industry initiatives such as API RP 1173, and the relationship of risk […]
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Episode 106: Cyber Security Monitoring & Incident Response with Pascal Ackerman


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features cybersecurity expert Pascal Ackerman of ThreatGEN discussing security monitoring and incident response relevant to the pipeline industry. In this episode, you will learn about the WannaCry ransomware attack, how to use tools to help prevent viruses in your network, the importance of getting the architecture right and maintaining that […]
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Episode 103: Workload Analysis with Charles Alday


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features pipeline control room expert Charles Alday discussing the important elements of Workload Analysis and how to perform a workload assessment. In this episode, you will learn about the various methods used to analyze workload and fatigue, how to set benchmarks and use data to analyze objective and subjective factors, […]
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Episode 92: Unique Cyber Security Requirements for Pipelines with Pascal Ackerman


This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features cybersecurity expert Pascal Ackerman of ThreatGEN discussing unique requirements and challenges for pipeline operators with host Russel Treat. In this episode, Pascal explains his professional background and how he got into cybersecurity as a profession. He also explains the difference between traditional cybersecurity and ICS cybersecurity and how ICS […]
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Episode 74: AGA 2019 Ops Conference Recap with Russel Treat


In this episode of the Pipeliners Podcast, host Russel Treat recaps the 2019 AGA Operations Conference held in late April and early May in Nashville. Russel recaps the most important takeaways and conversations during the conference, his role in hosting a Q&A on the NTSB Most Wanted List with pipeline executives, the results of several […]
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Episode 60: Cyber Vulnerability and Risk Quantification with Clint Bodungen


In this week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode, Russel Treat welcomes back cybersecurity expert Clint Bodungen to discuss the latest developments in cybersecurity, specifically cyber vulnerabilities and quantifying risk. You will learn about the CVSS scoring system that Clint’s team is building upon to create the IVSS system for comprehensive risk quantification calculation for industrial cybersecurity, how […]
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Episode 59: The Crude Life with Jason Spiess and Russel Treat


In this week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode, host Russel Treat reverses roles as the interview subject. Listen to renown broadcaster Jason Spiess of The Crude Life Network interview Russel about the Pipeliners Podcast, the growth of our podcast in its second year, and more interesting tidbits you may not know about! The Crude Life: Show Notes […]
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Episode 46: Tightly Integrated & Loosely Coupled OT with William Gage


In this week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode, Russel Treat welcomes back SCADA and cybersecurity expert William Gage to discuss how to maximize your Operations Technology (OT) capabilities in pipeline systems. William shares his insight on the difference between IT and OT, the role of cybersecurity in OT systems, the importance of risk management, and more valuable […]
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Episode 45: IT/OT Convergence and Risk Management with Clint Bodungen


In this week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode, Russel Treat welcomes back cybersecurity expert Clint Bodungen to discuss the importance of IT/OT convergence to support risk management in pipeline operations. Listen to this episode to learn about how technology is enabling IT and OT to bridge gaps to manage risk, the differences between the cybersecurity needs for […]
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Episode 43: Pipeline Management of Change with Nick Guinn


In this week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode, Russel Treat welcomes back IT and OT professional Nicholas Guinn to discuss the importance of change management in pipeline operations. The conversation focuses on the tug-and-pull between operations and IT, especially in the areas of software implementation and updates, cybersecurity, and field communications. Russel and Nicholas provide actionable information […]
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Episode 31: AGA Operations Conference Recap with Russel Treat


Pipeliners Podcast host Russel Treat flies solo in this episode with a recap of the important information and developments from the 2018 AGA Operations Conference held in Washington, D.C. In this episode, you will learn about the primary conversations during the conference including cybersecurity and its impact on gas control, the latest on NTSB’s involvement […]
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Episode 23: API Pipeline Conference Update with Russel Treat


In this episode of the Pipeliners Podcast, host Russel Treat provides a recap of the API Pipeline Conference and Cybernetics Symposium. Listen to Russel share his perspective on the various sessions and conversations related to pipeline safety and compliance. Also, Russel provides an important report on the regulations and recommended practices that were discussed at […]
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Episode 22: Gamification of Cybersecurity with Clint Bodungen


Industrial Cybersecurity expert Clint Bodungen returns to the Pipeliners Podcast to discuss an important trend for pipeline safety and training: the gamification of cybersecurity. In this episode, you will learn about Clint’s new product designed to enhance the training capabilities in pipeline operations and other relevant industries. Russel and Clint will walk through pipeline incidents […]
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Episode 16: Cybersecurity Threats and Awareness with Daniel Nagala


In this episode of the Pipeliners Podcast, Russel Treat welcomes Daniel Nagala of UTSI International Corporation to discuss the latest cybersecurity threats and awareness issues facing the pipeline industry. The conversation focuses on what Mr. Nagala has seen in the field — both domestically and internationally — to identify the various challenges facing pipeline operators. […]
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Episode 6: Risk Based Cybersecurity with Clint Bodungen


Do you want to feel instantly smarter? Listen to ICS cybersecurity guru, author, hacker, and educator Clint Bodungen talk about the latest cybersecurity issues and threats affecting the pipeline industry. Learn about the history of cybersecurity, threats that involve national security, and the rapidly-changing technology that helps assess new and unique threats to know how […]
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Episode 5: High Performance HMI with Jeremy Coleman


What is a High Performance HMI? Learn about the intricacies of this approach to the control room HMI from Jeremy Coleman of Northwest Natural, including how the High Performance HMI delivers enhanced visual information to the control room enabling operators to more rapidly understand the operating condition. You will also learn about the history of […]
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Episode 4: Cybersecurity with William Gage


As new technology emerges at a rapid pace, so does the threat of cyber attacks on pipelines. Will Gage, an expert in ICS cybersecurity, joins the Pipeliners Podcast to discuss the two-pronged challenge of (a) ensuring that operators are properly trained on how to use technology and (b) preventing attackers from taking over operations. Will […]
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