Critical IT system services and information security
Disruption of TOTAL’s critical IT services or breaches of information security could adversely affect the Group’s operations.
The businesses of the Group depend heavily on the reliability and security of its information technology (“IT”) systems. If the integrity of the IT systems were compromised due to, for example, technical failure, or cyber attack, the Group’s business operations and assets could sustain serious damage, material intellectual property could be divulged and, in some cases, personal injury, environmental harm and regulatory violations could occur, potentially having a material adverse effect on the Group’s results of operations, including profits.
TOTAL’s IT department has developed and distributed governance and security rules that describe the recommended infrastructure, organization and procedures to maintain information systems that are appropriate to the organization’s needs and to limit information security risks. These rules are implemented across the Group under the responsibility of the various business segments.