Jun 16, 2021

Steve Weber on Water Systems Risk for Deadly Cyberattacks

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Water systems at risk of potentially deadly cyberattacks

For decades, concerns relating to water systems had to do with dams bursting or contaminated reservoirs. But today, many water systems are digitally controlled, and one federal agency says at least half of water utilities are facing either critical or high risks of cyberattacks. NBC’s Jake Ward reports...

Cybersecurity expert UC Berkeley’s Steven Weber: “Until we can better protect utilities against a sprawling criminal underworld, the basic stuff of life is under threat.”

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Steven Weber is a professor in the UC Berkeley School of Information and Faculty Director for the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.

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June 30, 2021