Water is an increasingly scarce resource everywhere around the globe. As a result, organizations are increasingly utilizing technology in helping to manage water supply, detect leaks and monitor use of water. However, that opens them to a new type of risk – online risks.
Cyberattacks on water or wastewater utilities can cause significant harm such as: disrupted treatment and conveyance processes by opening and closing valves, overriding alarms or disabling pumps or other equipment; defacing the utility’s website or compromising the email system; stealing customers’ personal data or credit card information; and installation of malicious programs like ransomware, which can disable business enterprise or process control operations. All of these can impair citizens’ access to clean water.
The Slovenian Ministry of Public Administration, the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University in Ljubljana, the Euro-Atlantic Council of Slovenia and Microsoft have partnered to organize a series of webinars investigating how to protect critical infrastructure online. In the series we will explore the healthcare and energy sector, as well as financial services. However, we will launch the series by focusing on the most precious resource of all – water. We hope you will be able to join us virtually on 21st April, at 2pm CET.
More information about the event, including the speaker line-up will be shared in the coming weeks.
To register for the event, please follow this link.