ABSTRACT

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Selected Hydropower Dams at Increased Risk from Insider Threats   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Overview: "We assessed the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's (USBR's) operational and technical practices for protecting two of its hydropower dams categorized as critical infrastructure from emerging cyber threats. Specifically, we analyzed terabytes of computer network traffic and computer memory for the systems used to operate and support USBR's dams for hidden malware and other indicators of compromise. We also evaluated USBR's practices for managing and monitoring users with Super User (i.e., system administrator) privileges to the industrial control system (ICS). This evaluation is the first in a series assessing the cyber security of USBR hydropower dams categorized as critical infrastructure."

Report Number:
Department of the Interior, Office of Inspector General, Report No. 2017-ITA-023
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Date:
2018-06
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Department of the Interior, Office of Inspector General: https://www.doioig.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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