In January 2022, the White House announced the Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Initiative – Water and Wastewater Sector Action Plan, a 100-day initiative to bring water and wastewater facilities up to speed with current cybersecurity.
This course highlights the challenges of implementing the plan of this type given the fragmented nature of the municipal water and wastewater industry. Addressed are new models for securing communities in a region can be used to address cyberattacks on the world’s most precious resource.
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the purpose for a 100-day cybersecurity sprint for water
- List the challenges of applying lessons from other utility sectors
- Describe how utilities have traditionally handled cybersecurity
- Illustrate how Cybersecurity is addressed as a service for small utilities
- Explain what the next steps are for water utility cybersecurity
Kenneth Crowler is Product Security Leader with Xylem Applied Water Systems & America’s Commercial Teams, a water technology company focused on providing effective solutions to address water and waste water needs.
Bob Crossen is Senior Managing Editor for Water & Wastes Digest.
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