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Biden administration officials meet with states on cyber threats to water sector

Biden administration officials meet with states on cyber threats to water sector

April 1, 2024 at 9:09 am 0 comments

Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technologies and Janet McCabe, EPA Deputy Administrator, recently met with state and local officials from across the United States to discuss cybersecurity in the water sector. The meeting was a follow up to a MarchRead More

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Biden-Harris admin engages states on cyber threats

March 20, 2024 at 8:15 am 0 comments

On March 19, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan sent a letter to all U.S. governors inviting state environmental, health and homeland security secretaries to a convening by their deputies to discuss the urgent need for cyber protection in theRead More

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National Rural Water Association, WaterISAC announce collaboration

February 12, 2024 at 6:45 am 0 comments

The National Rural Water Association (NRWA) and Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (WaterISAC) recently announced a formal cybersecurity collaboration that the organizations said will focus on educating rural utilities across the country about cyber and physical security issues and how to bolster resilience efforts.   Read More

FBI director warns of CCP cyber attacks days after CISA guidance issued

FBI director warns of CCP cyber attacks days after CISA guidance issued

February 5, 2024 at 1:45 pm 0 comments

In January, testifying before the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned Chinese hackers are preparing to “wreak havoc” on critical U.S. infrastructure. In his remarks, Wray specifically mentioned water asRead More

CISA, FBI, EPA issue response guidance for cyber incidents

CISA, FBI, EPA issue response guidance for cyber incidents

January 26, 2024 at 7:15 am 0 comments

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a guide in January to assist water and wastewater owners and operators in cyber incident response. The guidance also provides information about federal roles, resources and responsibilities forRead More

Fitch: Water sector outlook moves to ‘neutral’ from ‘deteriorating’

Fitch: Water sector outlook moves to ‘neutral’ from ‘deteriorating’

December 7, 2023 at 10:33 am 0 comments

According to a new sector outlook for 2024 by Fitch Ratings, inflationary pressures will continue to ease for U.S. water utilities in the coming year, and the credit ratings agency has moved its outlook to “neutral” from “deteriorating.” Fitch’s U.S. Water and Sewer Outlook 2024Read More

EPA pulls back cybersecurity rule

EPA pulls back cybersecurity rule

October 12, 2023 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will withdraw plans to require states to survey cybersecurity best practices at public water systems — welcome news to much of the industry that opposed the approach. The EPA proposal was included in the agency’s FY22Read More

Court pauses cybersecurity rule following legal challenge

Court pauses cybersecurity rule following legal challenge

July 13, 2023 at 11:21 am 0 comments

This week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit granted a request from the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) to stop the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Cybersecurity Rule from going into effect until a current caseRead More

Safe, Secure & Modern: Future-Proofing Water Supply through Collaboration

Safe, Secure & Modern: Future-Proofing Water Supply through Collaboration

May 22, 2023 at 8:32 am 0 comments

By Constantine Antoniou Sodium hydroxide is used as an acidity control and metal remover by water utilities. Too much of the corrosive material can cause chemical burns and other uncomfortable side effects. In 2021, when a hacker accessed a Florida water utility’s computer system andRead More

AWWA in favor of petition challenging cybersecurity rule

AWWA in favor of petition challenging cybersecurity rule

April 21, 2023 at 7:14 am 0 comments

On April 17, the states of Missouri, Arkansas and Iowa filed a petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) March 3, 2023, cybersecurity rule. In response, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) issued theRead More