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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Post 066 - CIS 608

"Foreign hackers targeted U.S. water plant in apparent malicious cyber attack, expert says"

This is an alarming news story and points out the vulnerability of infrastructure points in the U.S. It hits very close to home also because I think these hackers probably attacked the Jardine Water Treatment Plant (information here)that is operated by the City of Chicago. This plant pumps over one billion gallons of water out of Lake Michigan every day, and I am one of nearly 8 million people who use this water from the Jardine Water Treatment Plant daily to cook, shower, etc.

Sadly, people have been aware of such vulnerabilities for some time and such attacks have been predicted as far back as 10 to 15 years ago.

Let's hope home our city and national authorities are paying attention to this news and that they will act before it is too late.


William Favre Slater, III, PMP

MBA, M.S., PMP, CISSP, SSCP, CISA, ISO 27002, ISO 20000, ITIL v3, Cloud Computing Foundation
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