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Aliquippa water authority hack: Cyber task force proposed | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware | #hacking | #aihp


A new package of bills proposed in Pennsylvania’s state House this week includes a proposal to create a state “cyber security task force” to address attacks like the one recently seen against Aliquippa’s water authority. Republican Rep. Stephenie Scialabba, who represents part of nearby Butler County, said in a memo Wednesday that this task force would help institutions and facilities with cybersecurity needs. It would also require entities like utilities, schools and local governments to set up protocols for addressing and responding to cyber hacks.The proposed legislation comes in response to the November cyberattack on the Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa. A group claiming to be linked to Iran targeted the utility’s Israeli-made equipment not long after the outbreak of war between Israel and Hamas.Sciablabba’s bill would come alongside similar proposals from her Republican colleagues, which are aimed at preventing the foreign purchase of Pennsylvania land or infrastructure, particularly from China.

A new package of bills proposed in Pennsylvania’s state House this week includes a proposal to create a state “cyber security task force” to address attacks like the one recently seen against Aliquippa’s water authority.

Republican Rep. Stephenie Scialabba, who represents part of nearby Butler County, said in a memo Wednesday that this task force would help institutions and facilities with cybersecurity needs. It would also require entities like utilities, schools and local governments to set up protocols for addressing and responding to cyber hacks.

The proposed legislation comes in response to the November cyberattack on the Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa. A group claiming to be linked to Iran targeted the utility’s Israeli-made equipment not long after the outbreak of war between Israel and Hamas.

Sciablabba’s bill would come alongside similar proposals from her Republican colleagues, which are aimed at preventing the foreign purchase of Pennsylvania land or infrastructure, particularly from China.

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