Recent hacks highlight the importance of robust cybersecurity in water and wastewater systems. BlastShield can help protect infrastructure from malicious threat actors.
In late November, a confirmed hack of a municipal water system in Pennsylvania re-emphasised the need for robust cybersecurity in critical infrastructure systems. The group which claimed responsibility for the hack, “Cyber Av3ngers,” is a hacktivist group linked to Iraq. The group targeted the municipality’s Industrial Control System (ICS), an Israeli-made product. The hackers exploited a vulnerability in the system, which Unitronics had left unpatched.
This attack, and ten others like it, adds to an ongoing trend of similar water facilities hacks all over the US. CNN reported that these are mostly “opportunistic, low-level attacks.” These incidents are still being investigated by CISA and FBI, but there are things we can do to prevent and deter future attacks.
The easiest way to protect systems like these is to patch vulnerabilities as soon as they are discovered, but sometimes patches can be costly or unavailable. BlastShield can help protect unpatchable legacy infrastructure for a fraction of the cost of other systems, with simple and easy implementation. Learn more about how BlastShield can protect your systems from vulnerabilities.
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