Cybersecurity in Water Management Facilities
Cyberattacks are a growing threat to water utilities. Recent incidents have garnered media attention as potential threats to water systems endanger public health and the environment.
Water systems epitomize volatile critical infrastructure and are designated in the National Security Memorandum on Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems. This requires baseline and sector specific goals to detect and prevent cyber threats.
Fortinet surveyed water utility leaders during the fourth quarter of 2021 to understand utilities’ status and future needs for improved water system cybersecurity