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Gaps In Funding, Standards Deepen Water Sector’s Cybersecurity Risk

July 29, 2021
The water sector lags most other types of critical infrastructure in its capacity to defend against cybersecurity attacks due to a combination of issues including limited funding and a lack of national standards, prompting EPA water chief Radhika Fox to call on Congress to help the agency address both areas. The issue has emerged as a high priority for lawmakers and the White House alike, with EPA seeking new funding in fiscal year 2022 to help water utilities “harden” their...

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