"Utilities - water, wastewater, gas, oil, electricity, and communications - are critical national infrastructures that rely heavily on industrial networks and automated control systems. Because the disruption of any of the systems associated with these infrastructures could impact our society and our safety, they are listed as critical by Homeland Security Presidential Directive Seven." Industrial Network Security
TraC-n-trol, as a provider and servicer of SCADA Control Systems for Water and Wastewater plants and systems, takes this threat seriously. Although, we have not had any of our customers experience an external intruder attack we have had one customer who was using their SCADA computer to surf the internet and got a severe malware infection which shut them down.
With more and more news on cyber security being in the water news and magazines we have intensified our efforts to understand this threat and be prepared to mitigate it if and when it occurs.
If you are concerned, the American Water Works Association has put a lot of effort into informing the industry of the threat and they have developed a tool to assess your plants and system.
To read articles and white papers click here.
To access the tool click here.