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by Kevin Westerling
A Q&A with Riggs Eckelberry, founder and CEO of OriginClear, on the need to improve cybersecurity at water and wastewater utilities, which has elicited action from the Biden administration and everyday operators alike.
As water and wastewater utilities adopt digitalization more readily — a good idea, overall — it unfortunately leaves them (and the public) vulnerable to cyberattacks. In recent years, municipal drinking-water operations in Florida, the Bay Area, and Baltimore have been threatened, as have wastewater operations in Maine and California.1 And as more systems go digital, the number of attacks is bound to follow suit, creating more likelihood for a tragic event.