Book chapter 6: Cybersecurity Importance in the Water Sector and the Contribution of the STOP-IT Project

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This chapter is an introduction to the second part of the book covering security technologies for the infrastructures of the water sector. It emphasizes the need for rising cyber-physical security awareness, competence and technological uptake in the sector. Accordingly, it presents some of the main security challenges for the water sector. Furthermore, the chapter presents state-of-the-art technologies and approaches that can help confronting the presented challenges, based on the outcomes of the H2020 project STOP-IT. Some of the presented technologies are elaborated in subsequent chapters of this part of the book.