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US EPA Nixes Cybersecurity Assessments of Water Systems

16
Oct
2023
US EPA Nixes Cybersecurity Assessments of Water Systems

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The Biden administration is backing down from an attempt to make cybersecurity a component of federally mandated safety assessments of water systems, months after federal judges ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to halt those efforts.

The EPA invoked powers earlier this year under the Safe Drinking Water Act to make the security of operational technology a factor in periodic assessments, which the agency calls “sanitary surveys” (see: US EPA Regulates Public Drinking Water for Cybersecurity).

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