Subject: Emerging threats & countermeasures
This defense in depth discussion scenario is an intentional cybersecurity attack on the water utilityâ€™s SCADA system. It occurs during the fall after a dry summer in Fringe City.
The water utilityâ€™s Information Technology (IT) person did not receive an expected pay raise and decides to reprogram the SCADA system to shut off the high-lift pumps. The operatorâ€™s familiarity with the SCADA system allows him to reprogram the alarms that typically notify operators of a high-lift pump failure. In addition, he prevents access to the SCADA system by others. A wildfire breaks out on the outskirts of the city.
Please identify what type(s) of new countermeasures should have been implemented to prevent this cyber-attack from occurring.
- 1) APA
- Minimum 1 page
- Title page
- Body (in-text citations)
- References (3 minimum)
- 2) Respond to 2 peer topics
* Amoroso, E. G. (2012). Cyber attacks: protecting national infrastructure. Elsevier.