The public comment period for this draft Project Description is now open through December 19, 2022.
The Water and Wastewater Systems sector is undergoing a digital transformation, increasing its dependence on connectivity to systems that, for instance, monitor pumping stations, evaluate water quality, or analyze data to support more efficient operations and improve service. This increased reliance on an internet-connected ecosystem, however, increases the opportunity for malicious actors to introduce vulnerabilities into a water or wastewater utility’s systems and networks.
The NCCoE is working collaboratively with the Water and Wastewater Systems sector, technology providers, and across government to identify areas to help water and wastewater utilities mitigate and manage cyber risks. The NCCoE will demonstrate use of existing commercially available products to mitigate and manage these risks. The findings can be used as a starting point by utilities in mitigating cybersecurity risks for their specific production environment.
This project will result in a freely available NIST SP 1800 series Practice Guide.
Water is vital for sustaining life on Earth, and in today’s internet-connected society cybersecurity is vital to maintaining the quality and accessibility of our water resources.
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