Water Plant Hack Underscores Utilities' Glaring IT Risks
Law360 (March 5, 2021, 8:12 PM EST) -- A hacker's recently foiled attempt to poison a small Florida city's water supply has drawn attention to the risks of public utilities not following up-to-date cybersecurity standards, as providers often struggle to find room in tight budgets for cybersecurity upgrades, attorneys say.
The cyberattack on a water treatment plant in Oldsmar, Florida, which the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says was likely running an outdated version of Windows software and using poor password security, is also a reminder of the frightening stakes at play if a cyberattack tampers with public utility systems.
In light of those risks, providers should take on the responsibility of patching...
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