‘Capture-the-flag’ challenge alludes to potential vulnerabilities in the water sector
A miniature mock water treatment facility was the target of cyberattacks at the first-ever Passcode Cup hacking competition. A network security challenge using a computer simulation based on the traditional “capture-the-flag” team game was held in Washington, D.C., as a training opportunity for future cybersecurity professionals. Hacking teams from universities and the private sector participated in the 4-hour competition.
“My father equates our family dinners to those on Blue Bloods, a TV show about a [multigenerational] family in the law enforcement community,” Fran said. “But he calls us Brown Bloods. It’s cute in a wastewater and sewer kind of way. We are proud to do what we do, and we are proud we do it as a family.”
When wastewater treatment professionals noticed an increase in clogged pipes, the City of Carlsbad, Calif., decided to do something about it. City officials released the Wipes Clog Pipes video series.
During the past year, the New Jersey Water Environment Association provided approximately 50,000 hours of training to the environmental community. This dedication to education was recognized when the organization received the 2016 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in the adult-led environmental education category.
Severe flooding has been increasing throughout the United Kingdom (UK). Fluvial Innovations (Poole, England) created an infographic to show the types of floods that can occur, the causes of flooding, and the associated costs.
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