EPA Requires Contested Cyber Water ‘Survey’ As Part Of National Strategy

March 3, 2023
EPA is requiring water utilities to consider their cybersecurity vulnerabilities in triennial “sanitary survey” reviews despite stiff opposition from key water sector groups, a measure that is part of the Biden’s administration’s just-announced new strategy aimed at increasing funding and investment in cyber resiliency. The agency March 3 issued its final memorandum to state drinking water administrators on public water system cybersecurity, adopting a policy that interprets existing requirements for periodic “sanitary surveys” to include a cybersecurity component. A sanitary...

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