East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), CA

Aanko Technologies Inc. provided a cybersecurity assessment of all EBMUD business and financial systems, including Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems overseeing their public drinking water and wastewater infrastructure to comply with US EPA guidelines as a subsontractor to Hudson Business Networks.

The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) serves approximately 1.34 million people in 29 cities within Alameda and Contra Costa Counties in Northern California. EBMUD’s principal water source is the Mokelumne River Basin in the Sierra Nevada Range. EBMUD has water rights and facilities to divert up to 325 million gallons per day (mgd) from the Mokelumne River, which comprises approximately 90 percent of the agency’s water supply.

EBMUD’s Mokelumne River facilities include Pardee Dam and Reservoir located near Valley Springs, and Camanche Dam and Reservoir located ten miles downstream of Pardee. Snowmelt from Alpine, Calaveras and Amador counties that feeds the upper Mokelumne River is collected in Pardee and Camanche Reservoirs, where it is stored for use by EBMUD.

The project included audit, characterization and inventory of cyber assets, verification of physical infrastructure currently protecting those assets; creation of a prioritized asset inventory; penetration testing of systems; review of security policies and procedures; identification and prioritization recommended risk mitigation options; cost/benefit analysis of recommended risk mitigation options, coordinated development of technical and managerial reports on cyber security status, and training of staff on operational security processes.