Utilities


  • Israel government tells water treatment companies to change passwords

    April 27, 2020

    The Israeli government says that hackers have targeted its water supply and treatment facilities last week. In a security alert sent by the Israeli National Cyber-Directorate (INCD), the agency is urging personnel at companies active in the energy and water sectors to change passwords for all internet-connected systems. If passwords can’t be changed, the agency recommended taking ...

  • Coronavirus: Plans put in place to ensure electricity supply is maintained during outbreak

    March 30, 2020

    The plans being implemented by the electricity distributor SP Energy Networks also introduce special measures to protect supply for critical national infrastructure and public service sites; including hospitals, nursing homes, food supply chain businesses, Ministry of Defence sites and prisons. The UK has one of the most reliable electricity networks in the world and contingency plans ...

  • US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): Guidance On The Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

    March 28, 2020

    As the Nation comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 16th the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America that highlighted the importance of the critical infrastructure workforce. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) executes the Secretary of Homeland Security’s authorities to secure critical infrastructure. Consistent with these authorities, CISA has developed, in ...

  • WHO Technical Brief: Water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management for COVID-19 – 3 March 2020

    March 3, 2020

    In late 2019, an acute respiratory disease, known as COVID-19, emerged. The pathogen responsible for COVID-19 is severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, also referred to as the COVID-19 virus), a member of the coronavirus family. In response to the growing spread of COVID-19, WHO has published a number of technical guidance documents on ...