Water and Wastewater Cyber Security: Strengthening the Chain
By Angela Godwin
Today's water utilities are realizing great benefits from technological advancements in automation. SCADA systems, PLCs, RTUs — a veritable alphabet soup of modern conveniences — help water and wastewater utilities maximize resources, conserve energy, monitor operations, and track trends. But the very tools that hold so much potential for operational improvement are also a source of growing apprehension, surely keeping more than a few plant operators awake at night.