EPA Defends Water Cybersecurity Mandate Amid Clash Over Systems’ Costs

May 24, 2023
EPA is defending its memo adding cybersecurity requirements to the sanitary surveys states are required to conduct of their water systems, following a court challenge by three Republican-led states and a warning that the added costs could hurt utilities’ credit ratings, saying the policy gives states “discretion” on how to address any vulnerabilities. In a May 24 statement to Inside EPA , the agency says including cybersecurity in the sanitary surveys benefits states by allowing them to maintain their status...

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