Misplaced expectations securing water treatment systems

The cyber attack that tried to poison the drinking water system in Oldsmar, Florida is similar to last year’s attack on small water systems in Israel. Both attacks tried to tamper with water treatment facilities to produce drinking water containing dangerous amounts of chemicals. These chemicals are normally used in microscopic amounts to reduce pathogens, minerals or other contaminants, but are dangerous in large quantities. Both attacks targeted small, poorly-defended water utilities. Many owners and … More →
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