AWWA Publishes Cybersecurity Report

Our colleagues at AWWA have published Cybersecurity Risk & Responsibility in the Water Sector.  The 20 page report (available here) describes the escalating cyber threat across the Nation and, in particular, the attention being focused on attacks within the Water Sector.  It goes on to explain the differing levels of risk and potential countermeasures to address them.  The Report acknowledges that many utilities “…lack the resources and capabilities for preventing, detecting and mitigating cyber risk…particularly given the significance of the threat and potential harm.”  The big question for cybersecurity is “how much is enough?”  In response, the Report considers a number of existing preventive and mitigating tools and resources available to the Water Sector.  Finally, the Report offers a logic-based approach for water utilities of all sizes to use in prioritizing cybersecurity solutions.