Sustainability and Security Report

Sustainability & Security Report

Sustainability & Security Report: October 2019

  • Industrial control system cybersecurity training available
  • AMWA releases primer on insurance, bond ratings, and climate risk
  • FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants application period now open
  • Water Utility Climate Alliance hosting free climate science workshop
  • New guide highlights defenses against Office 365 phishing
  • Threat Analysis Report highlights current water sector risks
  • Mayors announce support for Global Green New Deal
  • Report highlights inconsistent OT preparedness at utilities
  • Security firm asserts 2019 is banner year for ransomware

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Sustainability & Security Report: September 2019

  • AMWA shares resilience webinar slides and recording
  • New analysis says local jurisdictions are the most popular ransomware targets
  • Slides from AMWA climate equity webinar available
  • EPA seeks comment and commitment following release of draft National Water Reuse Action Plan
  • DHS releases framework on terrorism and targeted violence
  • AWWA updates cybersecurity resources
  • White House reworks order of succession for Council on Environmental Quality
  • Cybersecurity insurance may be driving increased ransomware attacks
  • EPA announces new resilience webinars

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Sustainability & Security Report: August 2019

  • EPA releases AWIA risk assessment and emergency response plan compliance resources
  • Federal government unveils revisions to Endangered Species Act
  • Dealing with Disruption resilience webinar series starts September 17
  • WaterISAC releases first webinar from risk and resilience assessment series
  • Moody’s acquires controlling share of climate-focused business intelligence firm
  • Water Laboratory Alliance Security Summit planned for November
  • FEMA releases National Mitigation Investment Strategy
  • State of the Climate report released
  • Scripps Institute anticipates stronger atmospheric rivers

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Sustainability & Security Report: July 2019

  • CEQ extends comment period for draft NEPA greenhouse gas guidance
  • Union of Concerned Scientists publishes “Killer Heat” report on future climate of the U.S.
  • Sea level rise study identifies $400 billion in potential US impacts
  • WaterISAC webinar kicks off cybersecurity assessment series
  • EPA releases earthquake resilience webinar recordings
  • WaterISAC seeks sector security incident data in biannual survey
  • EPA retools Power Resilience Guide

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Sustainability & Security Report: June 2019

  • WaterISAC unveils new cybersecurity fundamentals guide
  • White House issues draft NEPA greenhouse gas guidance
  • NOAA upgrades flagship global weather forecast model
  • EPA fact sheet spells out new utility rights under AWIA
  • EPA announces AWIA compliance training series
  • Tailoring messages to communities theme of latest FEMA PrepTalks release
  • EIS Council invites registrants for international black sky exercise
  • Registration opens for Summit on Security and Third-Party Risk

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Sustainability & Security Report: May 2019

  • AMWA Security Committee to present overview of cybersecurity assessments
  • House appropriators defend climate research funds
  • Successful hazard preparation is focus of May 29 WaterISAC webinar
  • Water and wastewater sector leaders urge reorganization of federal emergency support
  • DHS releases new alert on unmanned aircraft systems
  • EPA releases fact sheet to guide utilities through AWIA requirements
  • NOAA anticipates “near-normal” 2019 Atlantic hurricane season
  • White House issues order to bolster U.S. cybersecurity workforce
  • EPA seeking feedback on Resilient Strategies Guide

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Sustainability & Security Report: April 2019

  • Social engineering, malicious links major threats to ICS environments
  • AMWA urges EPA to pilot reuse projects as part of reuse action plan
  • Survey reveals high rate of successful OT attacks
  • EPA releases framework for reuse action plan
  • EPA utility resilience program retools online resources

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Sustainability & Security Report: March 2019

  • EPA formalizes AWIA risk assessment procedures
  • GAO report: weather satellite program no longer a "high risk" project
  • 200 million at risk in NOAA Spring Flood Outlook
  • Security Committee releases slides from March 26 webinar on free DHS assessment support
  • California utility group promotes regional reuse strategies
  • WaterISAC seeks utilities to participate in national power grid exercise
  • MS-ISAC, WaterISAC announce partnership to promote cross-sector security collaboration
  • Spring brings official end to seven-year California drought

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Sustainability & Security Report: February 2019

  • Water utilities can expect increased adversarial exploration of their IT and OT networks in 2019
  • 2018 saw major disaster losses, high global temperatures
  • First atmospheric river scale defined in institute report
  • WaterISAC to convene March 12 webinar on applying cyber threat intelligence to protect information systems
  • WaterISAC releases materials from AWIA risk and resilience assessment webinar
  • Byard nominated to replace Long at FEMA helm
  • EPA guidance emphasizes healthcare and water sector collaboration
  • WaterISAC to convene monthly Cyber Threat Briefing
  • EPA 2018 Year in Review highlights emergency response efforts

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Sustainability & Security Report: January 2019

  • Government shutdown impacts federal security and resilience programs
  • National survey finds large majority of Americans understand global warming is happening
  • World Economic Forum again ranks extreme weather events, climate change among greatest global risks
  • Slides from AMWA webinar on risk assessment requirements available
  • Steep discounts available for SANS cybersecurity training until January 31
  • Universities issue first-ever report on urban flooding
  • After three years of decline, U.S. GHG emissions increased last year
  • Studies add to body of evidence on impact of melting ice on sea level rise
  • GAO issues favorable report on Bureau of Reclamation’s Title XVI program
  • Central Arizona Project releases Climate Adaptation Plan

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