Shift5 | Episode 17: Hackers Are Coming for your Water Supply

Shift5 Team May 7, 2021

Episode 17 of Planes, Trains, & Tanks!

Episode 17: Critical infrastructure like water plants, power plants, and sewage treatment facilities have become increasingly digital over the past few decades. These changes have seen analog systems replaced with digital components, so that operation of these facilities requires little human intervention. Remote access technologies allow third parties to manage many facilities at once, creating operating efficiencies. In short, digitizing and networking critical infrastructure allowed for major optimizing. Unfortunately, this modernization created a new attack surface for cyber criminals and nation states to put critical infrastructure at risk. In this episode, we welcome special guest Dave Weinstein to the show to discuss why we’ve seen the relentless digitization of critical infrastructure, what’s broken, and how we fix it.

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