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CISA announces free security scans for public water utilities

September 13, 2023


The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is offering free security scans for critical infrastructure facilities, such as water utilities, to help protect them from cyberattacks.

The midweek announcement comes as water treatment facilities across the country have suffered from rising security threats over the past two years, including a recent attempt to compromise the safety and protection systems of the water treatment facility in Discovery Bay, California, by a former employee of one of the plant’s vendors.

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