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December 2, 2023

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Cyber ‘action plan’ for water sharpens federal government’s focus on sector vulnerabilities

By Charlie Mitchell / January 28, 2022

The Biden administration initiative on water-sector cybersecurity kicks off a 100-day collaborative process with the industry and is seen as focusing attention on a critical infrastructure that was long in the margins of federal cyber efforts.

The “action plan” features a pilot program on industrial control system monitoring and information sharing. It includes a central role for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the risk management agency for the water sector, and will be carried out in collaboration with the...

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