On June 2, the White House distributed a memo called, “What We Urge You To Do To Protect Against The Threat of Ransomware,” which said, “To understand your risk, business executives should immediately convene their leadership teams to discuss the ransomware threat and review corporate security posture and business continuity plans to ensure you have the ability to continue or quickly restore operations.” In a separate memo, the Office of Intelligence and Analysis says there is a continued threat to the water sector. “We assess that high profile cyber attacks against water and wastewater systems (WWS) sector networks will increase as criminal, nation-state, and terrorist cyber actors seek to exploit enduring vulnerabilities to achieve financial, geopolitical, or ideological objectives.” To help water systems guard against these attacks, there are several resources available. In the water sector, community water systems serving 3,300 or more persons are obligated by America’s Infrastructure Act of 2018, section 2013 to assess cybersecurity vulnerabilities and develop plans and procedures to lessen the impact of such incidents. AWWA developed resources to support water systems with their compliance, including the AWWA Cybersecurity Guidance and assessment tool . All water systems of all sizes are encouraged to take a proactive approach to integrate cybersecurity best practices into their operations. Additionally, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has the following resources available: FACT SHEET: President Signs Executive Order Charting New Course to Improve the Nation’s Cybersecurity and Protect Federal Government Networks CISA - RANSOMWARE GUIDANCE AND RESOURCES AWWA urges victims of ransomware to report it immediately to CISA , a local FBI Field Office , or a Secret Service Field Office . Questions can be directed to Kevin Morley , AWWA’s federal relations manager.