Biden Administration Seeks To Bolster Defenses Against Cyberattacks On Water Systems

Feb 14, 2022

A new initiative announced by the Biden administration is designed to help bolster the country’s defenses against possible cyberattacks on the country’s 150,000 public water systems that serve 300 million Americans.


According to a White House fact sheet, the Water Sector Action plan outlines actions that will take place over the next 100 days to improve the cybersecurity of the water sector.

It noted that, “the incidents at Colonial Pipeline, JBS Foods, and other high-profile critical infrastructure providers are an important reminder that the federal government has limited authorities to set cybersecurity baselines for critical infrastructure and managing this risk requires partnership with the private sector and municipal owners and operators of that infrastructure.”

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