When you hear that there has been a meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security in Iraq chaired by Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, you would be forgiven if you didn't guess it was about water.Read more
The UK Government has announced that critical national infrastructure companies will face fines of up to £17m if they fail to protect themselves from cyber-attacks, effective May 2018. Critical national infrastructure companies include energy, transport, health and water companies. They are being told that they should have in place “the most robust safeguards”. The National Cyber Security Centre has published guidance about what these should be.
i2O, the smart water network solutions company, today announced that it has achieved ISO 27001 certification, the internationally-recognised standard for best practice in information security and managing critical data.Read more
The S in SCADA stands for Supervisory, not Secure. An article in the Harvard Business Review entitled “Smart Cities Are Going to Be a Security Nightmare” points out that SCADA systems are particularly susceptible to frequent hacks due to poor security protocols, and a lack of cryptographic security and authentication factors. This is largely because the software dates from the last century.Read more