As recent cybersecurity incidents have demonstrated, cybercriminals and state actors like Russia are targeting the water and wastewater sector. Approximately 18% of respondents to a recent WaterISAC survey of water and wastewater utilities for the second half of 2017 reported at least one cybersecurity incident. These incidents involved ransomware, business email compromise, phishing and other attacks.
WaterISAC is one of a relative handful of organizations across the country using automated threat intelligence from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS's) Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) program. WaterISAC also subscribes to a restricted intelligence feed from DHS's Cyber Information Sharing and Collaboration Program (CISCP). These intelligence feeds, as well as private sector threat sources, are available to WaterISAC members through the Perch Community Defense Platform.
With Perch, members can leverage threat intelligence to protect their IT and OT networks. Already used by the financial, healthcare, and transportation sectors, Perch continuously monitors members' networks for potential threats. Perch’s dedicated Security Operations Center (SOC) evaluates the detected threats and notifies members to take corrective action on validated malicious activity. Several WaterISAC members are already using Perch for far less than the cost of a single threat analyst.
Questions? Please contact Michael Arceneaux at WaterISAC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-331-0479