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Nation’s Dams Safe From Hacks But Vulnerable to Insider Threats

The nation’s hydroelectric dams are likely safe from outside hackers but the threat from within is very real, according to a new internal Interior Department report. An inspector general review of critical hydroelectric dams showed little risk of hackers breaching the advanced industrial control systems, or ICS, that operate the dams. However, investigators found significant weaknesses in the management of employee access, making the dams highly vulnerable to insider threats.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: NextGov

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