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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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Missouri AWWA and WEF Joint Annual Meeting – March 20-23, 2016

Posted on Tue, Mar 1, 2016 @ 11:19 AM

  In conjuction with Gary Moxley from R. E. Pedrotti, learn how RACO Manufacturing and Engineering can provide the ideal solutions in water alarm monitoring, data logging and system notification. RACO has provided support for applications ranging from municipal water/wastewater to facilities monitoring. For years, our wide variety of high quality, reliable remote communications systems and experience have enabled us to provide our customers with best fit solutions for their applications such as: Municipal Water/Wastewater Industrial Water/Wastewater Facilities Monitoring We look forward to assisting you with your remote monitoring, reporting, and control needs. For more information contact R. E. Pedrotti Co., Inc.    Click here for more info: http://awwa-mo.org/images/downloads/Newsletters/show_me_spring2016_rich.pdf  ... Continue Reading

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Willco, Inc. Representing RACO Mfg. & Eng. at Iowa Rural Water’s 38th Annual Conference

Posted on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 @ 8:18 PM

RACO Manufacturing & Engineering will be represented by Darrell Bemrich with Willco, Inc. at the Iowa Rural Water Association’s 38th Annual Conference, the largest water and wastewater conference held in Iowa. The event is scheduled for February 18–20, 2013 at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, Iowa. Willco will be in booth 39. Find out how RACO,  the industry's premier alarm systems manufacturer provides remote monitoring, reporting, data logging and control functions over the standard dial-up or wirelessly over cellular telephone networks. Click here for online registration.  ... Continue Reading

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