Drilling advances ///

Picture this: An integrated service company, as part of a closely-guarded R&D initiative, contracts an independent lab to run stability tests on a tool, the results of which could give it a strong competitive edge. While highly respected within its sector, the small lab does not have the cyber safeguards intrinsic of a much larger global organization. As a result, hackers manage to pilfer the test results and tool specs, which, of course, are made available to the highest bidder.

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