Cyberattack occurrences at wastewater treatment plants

Aug. 3, 2023
Dee Kimata from Schneider Electric highlights trends in cybersecurity for water and wastewater systems and the resources to create a cybersecure organization.

Ever since the cyberattack in Oldsmar, Florida, there has been an increased awareness and pressure to make water and wastewater systems more cybersecure. More attacks have been reported and the U.S. Presidential Administration initiated a plan to make systems across the country more resilient to attacks. 

Dee Kimata, director of offer management for cybersecurity solutions and services at Schneider Electric, discusses changes in occurrence of these attacks, new federal standards and recent trends.

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Timestamps

  • Water and wastewater cyberattack occurrences | 0:29
  • Federal cybersecurity standards for wastewater | 2:38
  • Trends in cybersecurity for water systems | 5:38
  • Resources for wastewater cybersecurity | 8:02
  • Leveraging community networks for help | 9:08

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Bob Crossen

Bob Crossen is the editorial director for the Endeavor Business Media Water Group, which publishes WaterWorld, Wastewater Digest and Stormwater Solutions. Crossen graduated from Illinois State University in Dec. 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in German and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He worked for Campbell Publications, a weekly newspaper company in rural Illinois outside St. Louis for four years as a reporter and regional editor. 

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