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Water & Wastewater

February 22, 2022

Oldsmar Water Cyber Attack: Lessons Learned

One year ago, a hacker got on the Oldsmar, Florida water control network and tried to poison the water supply. They failed, but got much too close for comfort. What have we learned?

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November 29, 2021

H.R.3684: Rejuvenating the Water Infrastructure

H.R.3684, the Infrastructure and Jobs Act that President Biden signed this month, has much to offer the water and wastewater industry. This includes outright grants to upgrade aging infrastructure, which could include automation modernization as well as cyber security to prevent hacking.

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September 29, 2021

Water Industry Sees Glass Half Full

Despite pandemic challenged operations, extreme weather patterns, aging infrastructure and the specter of cyber threat, the 2021 AWWA survey shows optimism among water and wastewater management.

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April 22, 2021

Upgrading the Water/Wastewater Infrastructure

Restoring and replacing aging water and wastewater infrastructure continues to be job one for most American public utilities. Federal funding is available, but is it enough?

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March 29, 2021

Pumping Profit: The Vital Need for Secure Remote Monitoring

Effective pump control is critical to many processes, but the further you get from your control room, the more challenging it is to optimize pump operation. Secure remote monitoring can improve productivity in some very specific ways.

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February 23, 2021

OT for Resilience and Resilience for OT

The recent hacking incident at the Florida water utility brings the concept of resilience to the forefront, but it had […]

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February 23, 2021

Water Industry Gets a Cyber Wakeup Call

The Florida water plant that was the subject of a cyber-attack last week may have dodged a bullet, but it […]

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September 28, 2020

Understanding and Managing ICS Cyber Security Threats to U.S. Water and Wastewater Utilities

“Government intelligence confirms the water and wastewater sector is under a direct threat as part of a foreign government’s multistage […]

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August 27, 2020

U.S. Security Agencies Warn of Cyber Attack Threats to Unauthenticated PLCs and other OT

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have urged critical infrastructure facilities to take […]

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August 20, 2020

US CISA Issues Advisory for Ensuring That Essential IT and OT Workers Have Access to Facilities  

The US Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Administration (CISA) of the Department of Homeland Security have issued advisory guidance on ensuring […]

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June 25, 2020

Cut the cards: Zero Trust in the Critical Infrastructure.

“Trust everyone — but cut the cards,”   is essentially the premise of Zero Trust cyber security. Zero Trust assumes that […]

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May 4, 2020

Hackers Knew How to Target PLCs in Israel Water Facility Attacks (SecurityWeek Article)

Israeli authorities have instructed wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, sewage facilities, and other organizations in the country’s water sector to […]

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April 28, 2020

It’s Just a Power Supply. What Could Possibly go Wrong?

Power supplies are emerging as a significant source of vulnerability to cyberattack. Cyber security experts at the Department of Homeland […]

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January 27, 2020

Industrial Control Systems as Weapons

In a recent Dark Reading feature, Kelly Higgins Jackson describes how cyber threats to aging industrial operational technology have advanced […]

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December 16, 2019

Extracting Value from Smart Infrastructure

Dr. Rida Hamza, VP, Critical Infrastructure Protection at the global engineering firm Parsons, sees the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) […]

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September 19, 2019

Building on Bedrock – Your Foul Weather Friend

Although Bedrock is known for its unrivaled intrinsic cybersecurity, the following other intrinsic features can make it your best friend […]

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August 29, 2019

Fast Track to Real-Time Monitoring

An August Storm Water Solutions story about how the City of Lynchburg, Virginia implemented a public information system, exemplifies the […]

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September 9, 2018

Webinar Recording: Open and Secure SCADA: Efficient and Economical Control, Without the Risk

With our SCADA solutions partner, Induction Automation, Bedrock Automation recently presented the webinar that focused on how industrial organizations decrease their security […]

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July 18, 2018

Enhanced Security and Performance for Remote Site Automation

We asked one of our strategic high-tech distributors what was driving his customers’ strong interest in the Bedrock OSA® Remote. […]

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June 4, 2018

Why One Automation End User Chose Bedrock OSA® Remote

We asked one of the first people to order a Bedrock OSA® Remote what he was hoping to get from […]

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April 9, 2018

SECURE THE SYSTEM: Approaches to security for OPC UA SCADA systems

In his March feature for Water & Wastes Digest Chris Harlow explains how Open Secure Automation enables Secure OPC UA. […]

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March 19, 2018

Hackers Target Utility Control Systems

U.S government officials are urging water utilities to pay more attention to the rising threat of cyber attack. Recent discovery […]

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December 19, 2017

Cybersecurity in the 21st Century

ICS vendors are traditionally large firms that are established in their ways of operation. At present, there is a certain […]

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December 18, 2017

Hackers halt plant operations in watershed cyber attack

It was only a matter of time. “Triton” has emerged as third computer virus discovered to date that is capable […]

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May 18, 2017

Affordably Refreshing Your Water District’s Process Control Webinar (Previously Recorded)

Implementing Powerful, Open, and Secure SCADA on a Budget   Watch Albert Rooyakkers, CEO of Bedrock Automation, and Don Pearson, […]

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April 24, 2017

ClearEnergy Ransomware Targets Critical Infrastructure, SCADA and Industrial Control Systems

This recent article featured on bring awareness to a new and troubling Ransomware known as ClearEnergy.

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February 7, 2017

Bedrock® Open Secure Automation™ Platform Upgrade Extends Intrinsic Cyber Security to Networks, IIoT and Third-Party Applications

San Jose, Calif. – February 7, 2017 – Bedrock Automation announced newly upgraded control system firmware that extends its intrinsic […]

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December 20, 2016

Making a Difference for Arkansas Utilities

This short video highlights use case details from two recent Bedrock installations.   Featured in the video are Dee Brown, […]

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September 22, 2016

Bedrock Control System Provides Cyber Secure SCADA RTU Platform for Clarksville Light and Water

San Jose, Cal.  Sept. 21, 2016 — Bedrock Automation, today announced that Clarksville Light & Water (CLW), of Clarksville, Arkansas, […]

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August 25, 2016

ARC Weighs in on Our Tesla Coil Video

ARC Advisory Group’s “Manufacturing Operations Technology Viewpoints” blog has a nice write up about out Tesla Coil video, released on […]

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July 15, 2016

Cyber Security Concerns Need to be Addressed Before Connecting Industrial Assets

This article from Control Design explores why commercially available security technology for remote access hasn’t been employed and why the […]

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March 23, 2016

Arkansas Water Utility Upgrades to Cyber Secure Bedrock Universal Control System

San Jose, Cal. – March 23, 2016 – Bedrock Automation announced today that the Russellville, Arkansas Water and Sewer System […]

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May 12, 2015

Cyber Attacks Pose Great Threat to Water/Wastewater Facilities

Cyber security specialists from the Department of Homeland Security say that cyber attacks pose a greater threat to water and […]

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March 20, 2015

It Is a Matter of When a Major Cyber Security Incident Will Happen

A recent story in Control Engineering magazine says that it is not a matter of IF a major security incident […]

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