Article | April 17, 2024

Combating Cyber Threats: How To Secure Water Utility Systems

Source: Badger Meter

Cybersecurity threats against water utilities are on the rise. As technology gets more sophisticated, so have hackers and cyberattacks. At the same time, bad actors are increasingly aware of the types of mischief or malice that can be imposed on a water utility. Hackers are adopting a wide array of attack types. Phishing, ransomware, or supply chain attacks can be used to infiltrate and compromise water utility systems. These attacks can disrupt operations, compromise sensitive data, or even manipulate the water treatment process.

It is challenging for even the largest water utility to keep pace with the rapid changes in cybersecurity technology and best practices, as well as the threats they combat. So how can utilities protect themselves and their customers?

First, water utilities must understand the range of threats as well as technologies that can maximize protection. Second, they must consider a partnership with vendors that have the technology, relationships, and best practices to keep data and operations safe.

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