IP 4

This defense in depth discussion scenario is an intentional cybersecurity attack on the water utility’s SCADA system. It occurs during the fall after a dry summer in Fringe City.

Scenario:

The water utility’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 operator’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.

Task:

Please identify what type(s) of new countermeasures should have been implemented to prevent this cyber-attack from occurring. APA Minimum 1 page Title page Abstract Body (in-text citations) Conclusion References (3 min)