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Utility Responses Needed for Cybersecurity Survey by May 4

Apr 29, 2021

The deadline has been extended to May 4th for drinking water and wastewater utilities to complete a survey on cybersecurity. The survey is sponsored by national water sector associations, including NACWA, and responses are urgently needed to inform the association advocacy efforts related to cybersecurity.   

memo from the Water Sector Coordinating Council, an advisory body consisting of representatives from the national water sector associations, provides additional information about the survey. Recent attacks on utilities have drawn the attention of EPA and Congress, and discussions have begun about policy changes that could improve cybersecurity at utilities. The survey results will help NACWA effectively advocate for the interests of its utility members. 

The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete, and it will not collect any identifying information. Since utilities will likely receive notice of this survey from multiple sources, please consult internally with colleagues before completing the survey. At the request of the associations, WaterISAC is hosting the survey, but every U.S. utility is asked to respond regardless of membership status in WaterISAC. 

Please contact Cynthia Finley, NACWA’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, with any questions about the survey or any additional input regarding cybersecurity. 

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