Two Companies Picked To Protect Nation's 600 Dams from Cyberattacks

June 14, 2018

In 2016, alleged Iranian hackers were able to leverage access to a dam’s accounting system to gain control over a sluice gate controlling water flow. Luckily, the hackers got the wrong dam, gaining access to the diminutive and then-out-of-service Bowman Avenue Dam in Rye Brook, New York, rather than the comparatively massive Arthur R. Bowman Dam in Oregon. But the episode demonstrates the need to secure this critical infrastructure or risk massive loss of life and property.