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#01 Cybersecure remote management of water pumps

Today, water supply facilities are starting to utilise information technology (IT) in greater degree for remote management, surveillance and control.

The facilities are no longer physically separated from other communication networks, they are often connected to remote office networks. This type of connection, however, exposes the water pump station to new kinds of threats – cyberattacks.

Most reported attacks on critical infrastructure are made possible by network connections to administrative systems, or directly from the Internet. How can owners of water supply facilities utilise cost efficient remote management without compromising on cybersecurity?

 

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