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Security Hot Take: Aliquippa Water Authority Breach

by Matthew Lloyd Davies and Michael Teske

This course discusses the what, where and how of the Aliquippa Water Authority Breach, which has been widely attributed to the Cyber Av3ngers hacktivist group.

What you'll learn

In this course, Security Hot Takes: Aliquippa Water Authority Breach, we’ll discuss the active exploitation of industrial control systems used in U.S. critical infrastructure installations following the intrusion into water and wastewater systems in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. We’ll look at what happened, who did it, and why, and then we’ll cover some recommendations for securing industrial control systems that would make this particular attack impossible.

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Security Hot Take: Aliquippa Water Authority Breach

About the authors

Matt is a cyber security author and researcher here at Pluralsight. A certified penetration tester and incident handler, he created Pluralsight's CompTIA Pentest+ Specialized Attacks courses as well our courses on wireless, ICS/OT and hardware hacking. Matt has also helped to build our security labs portfolio; labs that help you get hands-on to understand the threats and vulnerabilities your organization faces today. With a background in Chemical Engineering, Matt's focus is on the security ... more

Michael Teske is a principal security author with Pluralsight helping people build their skills toolkit. Michael has 25+ years of experience in the IT Ops/Cloud/Cybersecurity industry including 17 of those years as an IT instructor at a technical college, focusing on Microsoft server infrastructure, security and automation. Michael attained his MBA with an emphasis in Computer Information System Security several years ago. Michael still keeps up with the industry as an independent consultant in ... more

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