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EPA Directs States To Assess Drinking Water Cybersecurity

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its plan that requires states to evaluate cybersecurity of drinking water providers.

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the evaluations will be conducted as part of the state-run inspection process known as the sanitary survey and are intended to address what the EPA maintains are serious deficiencies in cybersecurity across the drinking water sector.

Meanwhile, legislation recently introduced in Congress would promote improved security practices among drinking water providers, in part by helping them join an existing nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing security threats faced by water and wastewater utilities.

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