Water Supply Security and Aging Infrastructure

September 10, 2022

Until recent times, water supply security was based largely on the principle of isolation. In the last 20 years, Critical Infrastructure providers - including water and wastewater facilities - have modernized their plants and distribution networks, integrating IT assets with operational technology (OT) and industrial control systems (ICS). The converged domains have unified information and control networks, delivering advantages such as centralized management and visibility into OT production and performance. When the pandemic forced nonessential businesses to close and employees began working from home, organizations had to quickly, and often haphazardly, deploy remote access environments. The new remote access setups often lacked basic protections such as multi-factor authentication or identity and access management (IAM).

The source of this news is from Rockwell Automation