Biden administration announces plan to stop water plant hacks

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By Suzanne Smalley (Reuters) – The Biden administration announced on Friday a new plan to improve the digital defenses of public water systems. The move comes one day after the announcement of a national cybersecurity strategy by the White House, which seeks to broadly improve industry accountability over the cybersecurity of American critical infrastructure, such as hospitals and dams. The water system plan, which recommends a series of novel rules placing more responsibility for securing water facilities at the state-level, follows several high-profile hacking incidents in recent years. In F…

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