At a hearing in the House Homeland Security Committee Thursday, former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Christopher Krebs said that the security of a hacked Oldsmar, Florida, water treatment plant was "probably the rule, not the exception."
The Oldsmar attack was notable because a hacker attempted to poison the water supply. The attack did not succeed in that goal, but the hacker did hijack a remote access system used by employees at the city’s water treatment plant.
Among CISA's responsibilities at the Department of Homeland Security is to handle several kinds of public/private and federal/local partnerships in infrastructure cybersecurity.
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