Inside Cybersecurity

March 5, 2021

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Water-sector cybersecurity leader cites resource, ongoing info-sharing needs underscored by Florida hack

By Charlie Mitchell / February 23, 2021

The hack of a Florida water utility’s computer system – and attempted poisoning of the municipal water supply – offered a painful demonstration of cybersecurity resource strains facing all kinds of critical infrastructure operators, according to Kevin Morley, a cyber policy leader and manager of federal relations for the American Water Works Association.

“More prescriptive requirements are not the answer,” Morley said in an interview with Inside Cybersecurity. “We don’t have the resources. A lot of these systems were designed...

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