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The Florida Water System Hack And How to Protect Your Operation From A Similar Fate

Posted on Thu, Mar 11, 2021 @ 5:32 PM

Lessons from the Pinellas County, FL Hack The biggest challenge the 55,000 water treatment plants in the US face is monitoring the plant to avoid intrusions. In our increasingly digital world, the threat of intrusion is no longer just physical. Water treatment plants are amongst the focus of cyberattacks from international hackers and extremists. The recent hack of the treatment facility in Pinellas County, Florida, shows us that even the smallest operations are at risk. Why? The reason is simple; each of these plants provides water to an average of about 50,000 Americans. The potential impact of a hack is substantial for those seeking to do maximum damage. This figure is attraction-seeking, and the US water supply technology has very little protection against hacking. The Florida incident is a case study to explore the prevailing problems with the existing water system management technologies in the country and how operators can better protect their critical infrastructure going forward. BACKGROUND: The Florida Water System Hack In the early days of February 2021, an unknown hacker recently infiltrated a computer for the water system and briefly increased the amount of sodium hydroxide by a factor of more than 100. The introduction of sodium hydroxide would have led to the loss of disinfectant in the water, a sudden change in water PH level, and dissolved oxygen in suspension. (more…)... Continue Reading

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Join RACO Senior Sales Manager Ralph Royall at the Iowa Rural Water 2020 Annual Conference!

Posted on Wed, Jan 29, 2020 @ 9:34 AM

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Join RACO Reps at the NYWEA 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibition on February 3-5!

Posted on Mon, Jan 27, 2020 @ 11:55 AM

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Meet RACO Rep Julie Phillips from Wolverine Water Works at MI-AWWA/MWEA Joint Expo & Operators Day on February 4-5, 2020

Posted on Tue, Jan 21, 2020 @ 11:43 AM

Julie Phillips, with Wolverine Water Works, will be at the MI-AWWA/MWEA Joint Expo on February 4-5, 2020, Booth 132 at Lansing Center, Lansing Michigan. Since 1957 Wolverine Water Works has been a distributer of pump control and level systems as well as transmitting, indicating and continuous level control systems for water tanks, wet wells, cooling towers, reservoirs, dams, municipal water treatment, storm water/sewage facilities & industrial fluids, including detergents, paints, inks, adhesives, polymers, resins, lubricants and other petroleum products. Additionally, Wolverine Water Works has been a RACO Rep since 1982. Discover how Cloud-Based SCADA capabilities and RACO’s AlarmAgent.com product, provides real-time visibility that protects remote critical assets through an easy-to-configure interface. See first-hand how: Newly expanded Human-Machine Interface (HMI) customization options allow customers to visualize their AlarmAgent.com data within their preferred dashboards and screens. The resulting real-time views can reveal the state of the customers entire facility ecosystem. Robust data visualization and reporting are now available on demand on any Internet-connected device, giving customers peace of mind that even their most remote devices are operating properly. This lets customers proactively monitor the health of their equipment rather than relying on trouble-based notifications. The new Cloud-Based SCADA capabilities also enables customers to use OPC connections to integrate AlarmAgent.com data with their existing supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) tools. To learn more about Wolverine Water Works Inc., visit their website at www.wolverinewater.com or visit the RACO Wolverine Water Works Company Profile. For more information or any other questions about MI-AWWA/MWEA Joint Expo 2020, please call Julie Phillips at 888-313-7808 or email Julie at jphillips@wolverinewater.com. Date: February 4-5, 2020 Location: Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan ... Continue Reading

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Join RACO Rep Jamie Birkenberger at NEWEA 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibit

Posted on Fri, Jan 10, 2020 @ 12:45 PM

  Join Jamie Birkenberger, owner of JWB Company and a RACO Manufacturing & Engineering representative at the New England Water Environment Association’s annual meeting on January 26-29, 2020 in Boston, MA. The event will be held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. JWB Company has been supplying quality process control instrumentation, SCADA, telemetry and process equipment in the New England Water and Wastewater industry since 1987. Discover how Cloud-Based SCADA capabilities and RACO’s AlarmAgent.com product, provides real-time visibility that protects remote critical assets through an easy-to-configure interface. See first-hand how: Newly expanded Human-Machine Interface (HMI) customization options allow customers to visualize their AlarmAgent.com data within their preferred dashboards and screens. The resulting real-time views can reveal the state of the customers entire facility ecosystem. Robust data visualization and reporting are now available on demand on any Internet-connected device, giving customers peace of mind that even their most remote devices are operating properly. This lets customers proactively monitor the health of their equipment rather than relying on trouble-based notifications. The new Cloud-Based SCADA capabilities also enables customers to use OPC connections to integrate AlarmAgent.com data with their existing supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) tools. For more information about this trade show please call Jamie Birkenberger at 203-879-6959. To learn more about JWB Company visit their website at www.jwbcompany.net or the RACO JWB Company Profile. Date: January 26-29, 2020 Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel, Boston, MA Booths 430-432 ... Continue Reading

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