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Water utilities are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks

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Screen Shot 2016-02-05 at 6.22.23 AMBy Tod Newcombe | Governing

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a report last year that showed the nation’s water grid, not just its electric grid, was also vulnerable to attacks by hackers. In fact, water utilities were most likely to have reported what DHS categorizes as an advanced persistent threat, which involves exploiting flaws in software programs that run water valves and controls, among other things. The worst kind of these attacks can go undetected for long periods of time.


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