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Water Cybersecurity Plan From EPA Inadequate, State Group Says

Feb. 15, 2022, 8:15 PM

The EPA is leaving drinking water systems vulnerable to hacking because it’s not requiring cybersecurity experts to inspect local water systems, according to an association of state drinking water officials.

The “approach is not going to work, and, collectively, we will find ourselves a year from now with limited improvement in cybersecurity for the water sector,” Alan Robertson, executive director of the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, said in a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency last week.

Association officials are proposing alternatives as the EPA prepares to write regulations for water system cybersecurity protection measures, including a program ...