Water and Wastewater Solutions

Tailored solutions to decrease risk and increase availability

Water and Wastewater Solutions from exida

For over 20 years we have been helping operators improve the safety and availability of their key infrastructure. As increases in cyber-attacks and pressure to ensure supply increase the need for trusted partners has never been greater. We take pride in being that resource for our clients. 

exida provides comprehensive solutions for asset owners covering:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Functional Safety
  • Alarm Management 

Explore the ways which exida can help you achieve more.

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Challenges

Water systems are at risk for many types of cybersecurity attacks, such as ransomware, phishing, and compromise of remote access. Ransomware is when hackers scramble or encrypt plant data, then extort a ransom to release and unlock the code. Phishing is one of the most common ways through which, individuals will con organizations with convincing emails. Although Phishing is extremely common, many organizations are not adequately prepared to prevent it. Lastly, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems for water applications commonly employ remote access based on the often wide physical separation of assets. This offers another pathway to attackers, because if personnel can legitimately gain remote access there is also the potential for hackers to gain illegitimate remote access. To ensure the plant is secure each type of incident needs to be considered.

Future projects

In the future, our team will continue to work together with Water plants to:

  • Conduct Cybersecurity Gap Assessments
  • Conduct Noninvasive Vulnerability Scans 
  • Conduct Cybersecurity Risk Assessments (based on AWIA requirements)
  • Develop Emergency/ Cybersecurity Incident Response Plans (based on AWIA requirements)
  • Improve the Security of Water Systems