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White House unveils 100-day initiative to tighten cybersecurity in water sector

By Charlie Mitchell / January 27, 2022

The White House today announced it is expanding the Biden administration’s industrial control system cybersecurity initiative to water systems, after starting out with a focus on the electricity and natural gas pipeline sectors.

“There is absolutely inadequate resilience across the water sector,” a senior administration official told reporters. But the initiative is voluntary, according to senior officials, who noted that the federal government has limited regulatory authority to impose cybersecurity requirements on the sector.

The program was developed and will...

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