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EPA: States must evaluate cybersecurity of public water systems

March 6, 2023

Via: FCW

Moving in step with the just-released National Cyber Strategy, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a new memorandum clarifying the obligations of states when it comes to assessing the cybersecurity of operational technology used in public water systems.

Pursuant to the national framework, the EPA will require states to survey the digital networks governing drinking water filtration operations. This follows a slew of cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructure in the U.S., with water systems becoming recent targets.

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