Cyber Attack on Illinois Water Utility System

Last week, it was reported that a hacker conducted a cyber attack on a Springfield, Illinois public water utility that resulted in the destruction of one of the utility's pumps. Experts indicated that the attack involved hacking a Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) which caused the water pump to...

The SSP: The First Step

The first two parts of the CFATS process, the Top Screen and Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA) are meant to prepare facilities and DHS for the Site Security Plan (SSP) and its approval. They identify what COIs exist in what quantities, possible threats and existing security measures.