Water utilities provide drinking water, wastewater, and water treatment services.
They consist of facilities, distribution systems and information and communication systems, serving a country’s population, its various industries and agriculture.
Looking at cyber risk strategically
For many countries, facilities within the water sector are classed as critical national infrastructure. As the oldest sector, much of the infrastructure is ageing. To improve efficiency and save money, water companies are staring to modernise their environments, using digital technologies to provide real-time reporting and control.
Like other OT environments, water utilities are often dependent on third parties and the supply chain.
Opliciti works with water utility companies to create situation awareness of both their internal operations and external dependencies impacting the OT environment. Furthermore, we help utilities understand the operational and financial impact of a potential cyber incident using realistic scenarios, creating pragmatic solutions underpinned with industry accepted best practice.
Companies must stop looking at reducing cyber risk through just technology. To reduce risk effectively, water utility companies must look at cyber risk strategically.