Cyber-attacks on New York State’s infrastructure happens every day. The notion of terrorists and criminals creating havoc with our water supply is heinous.
That’s why the New York State (NYS) Department of Health (DOH) modified Public Health Law (PHL) Section 1125. All New York State Water Authorities are required to prepare and submit a Vulnerability Assessment (VA) and Emergency Response Plan (ERP)to DOH by January 1, 2018.
Freed Maxick’s team of cybersecurity experts provides an independent professional assessment in accordance with NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) standards designed to meet the PHL requirements.
Our cybersecurity services include:
- Provide third-party expertise from professionals possessing the required cybersecurity certifications specified by the DOH;
- Assess the vulnerabilities of each aspect of the IT systems used by your water system to conduct both operational and business functions;
- Utilize an enterprise security scanning tool to pinpoint network vulnerabilities;
- Document results of the analysis consistent with the DOH approved VA format;
- Offer a prioritized plan with actions and dates for addressing identified vulnerabilities to support compliance with the January 1, 2018 deadline;
- Help review and offer recommendations for updating your Emergency Response Plan; and
- Aggregate necessary documentation for submittal of your Cybersecurity Vulnerability Assessment through your local health department.
Freed Maxick’s certified Cybersecurity Team can help. From pinpointing vulnerabilities to preparing compliance documentation, you can count on our experts to assist you thwart water supply cyber threats. For more information on our cybersecurity services for New York Water Authorities, call Dave Hansen at 585.271.2300 or fill out our contact form below.