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Experts Testify on Cyberthreats to Water Treatment Plants


Senate Panel Hears Testimony About Vulnerabilities at Facilities Scott Ferguson (Ferguson_Writes) • July 22, 2021

Sens. Tom Carper and Shelley Moore Capito of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing Wednesday about cybersecurity at water treatment facilities.

U.S. water treatment facilities are increasingly vulnerable to cyberthreats to their IT networks as well as their OT systems, according to experts who testified at a Senate committee hearing this week.

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The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held the hearing Wednesday to address concerns raised by a series of cyber incidents at water treatment facilities over the last few months, including a February incident in Florida, when an intruder gained remote access to the network of the water treatment facility for the city of Oldsmar and attempted to increase the amount of lye in the water system. That attack ...


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