In cooperation with the Grand Water Research Institute, the Centre for Cyber Law and Policy, and the Minerva Centre for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, STOP-IT organized a local Community of Practice (COP) meeting in Israel, including a special workshop about the „cyber security of water distribution systems“.
The workshop brought together professionals from the water sector (government, municipalities & business) and experts from the cyber sector (government, academy & business) to deal with the cyber-threats and knowledge gaps at this interface (cyber-water). The three speakers were Paul Moskovich (Deputy Director General & Chief Executive Director of Cyber Operations, National Cyber Directorate) who talked about Israel’s cyber challenges, Danny Lacker (Head of the Water Security and Emergency Division, Water Authority) who discussed cyber security in the water and wastewater sector: challenges, guidance and outlook for the future and Eyal Sela (Head of Threat Intelligence, ClearSky) who gave a water systems cyber threats review.
In the first part of the active workshop, the participants discussed and ranked the major threats, knowledge gaps and barriers for implementing cyber security in water systems.
In the second part, the participants were asked to suggest possible solutions to the problems raised in the first part. The insights of the workshop are still being processed but are believed to help shape the landscape of the cyber-security of water distribution systems in Israel.
Cyber security of water distribution systems in Israel