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#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Accelerator Program for Early-Stage Innovations in Water: An Akamai India CSR Flagship Initiative

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Written by Neha Jain, Co-Chair of India’s CSR Board

Continuing in our commitment to sustainability, Akamai is excited to announce the launch of our accelerator program supporting innovators and building solutions to address India’s water challenges. A concerted effort by the Akamai India leadership team, the accelerator program is being launched at a time when we are witnessing a rising demand for water globally, caused by exponential population growth coupled with a changing climate that is making rainfall less predictable. Closer to home, here in Bangalore, India, we are witnessing the impact of rapid urbanization on our water resources like never before.

From our past experience with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and supporting social purpose organizations in India, our India leadership team was eager to build a program that has a strong focus on impact and also reflects Akamai’s core values of innovation, technology, and sustainability. After exploring various thematic areas, we selected water — spanning water conservation, groundwater recharge, water quality, efficient use of water resources, and water governance — all calling for the sustainable management and use of India’s scarce water resources.

After analyzing the available solutions and gaps, we realized that a critical area of need is for solutions that require support with refinement of their products, and ideas allowing for higher market-readiness and scale. We are excited to be a catalyst in this ecosystem and join forces with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) — one of India’s premier academic institutions — in this endeavor. IIT Madras has supported over 200 startups through its incubation programs and also houses the International Centre for Clean Water (ICCW), a first of its kind, in-house centre in India, exclusively set up to focus on supporting water innovations.

Together with our accelerator partner, we are excited to embark on this journey, and you will hear more from us and our grantees soon! 

Stay tuned for more updates.

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CYBERSECURITY VERY #WEAK AT #CRITICAL #DUTCH WATER #MANAGEMENT #SITES

Water locks and pumping stations in the Netherlands are in danger of being hacked due to inadequate computer hardware and software, according to an investigation published by the Telegraaf. Security software is updated just about every five years, a sign of poor maintenance, and the computer systems that control the water operations date back as far as the mid-1980s, the newspaper said.

“Locks and pumping stations can always be operated manually. You can never be totally safe, you never know what might happen,” a spokesperson for the association of local water boards told the paper. Security is a top priority, but manual operation is always available in case the automated systems are hacked, the spokesperson added.

Business association Evofenedex called noted the urgency of maintaining critical infrastructure for the transportation of goods. “The hacking of a sea container terminal earlier this year at the Port of Rotterdam shows that importance. That hack cost Dutch businesses tens of millions of euros from delays and product damages,” an Evofenedex spokesman said.

Software and hardware updates are a key method of thwarting hackers searching for known vulnerabilities. By hacking a water lock or a pump, a hacker could control the gates that determine if water is blocked or released.

The newspaper also raised issue with the poor choice of passwords used to access remote operations of sewage pumps and locks.

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Hacker steals water customers’ money in Margate, police say

more information on sonyhack from leading cyber security expertsSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The U.S. Secret Service is investigating how a hacker managed to get water-utility customers’ personal information to steal their money, Margate police said Thursday. The accounts for sixty-nine water customers in Margate and parts of Coconut Creek were compromised when residents went online to pay their […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Bala Cynwyd man sentenced to prison for hacking water utilities

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Bala Cynwyd man sentenced to prison for hacking water utilities

A 42-year-old Montgomery County man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for hacking computers that caused a business disruption to municipal water utilities, prosecutors said Thursday. Adam Flanagan, of Bala Cynwyd, had pleaded guilty in March to two counts of unauthorized access to a…

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ONLINE DATING – 10 WAYS TO MAKE IT A WATER QUEST, NOT A TRIAL BY FIRE

Online dating can be a force for love, change, the power of the self. A fluid quest, not a consuming fire. Its nature is mutable, like water. I’ve been thinking about dates ever since stumbling upon a Buzzfeed post about people’s first and favourite ones. I don’t have much basis for comparison, as I’ve been on three actual ‘dates’ in my entire life. One was over a decade ago. One turned out to be with a Trump supporter who believed President Obama was trying to ban his air conditioning. Read More….

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Veolia Steps Up Defense of Water Supplies Targeted by Hackers

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Veolia Steps Up Defense of Water Supplies Targeted by Hackers

French water company adds sensors to detect more poisons
Security breaches so far not malicious, mostly juveniles
Veolia Environnement SA, the French utility that provided drinking water to 100 million people last year, has beefed up cyber security to protect

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No Bully and Police Athletic League Launch Pilot Program in New York with Seed Support from Tickle Water, IDT911 and Cybersecurity Expert Adam Levin

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No Bully and Police Athletic League Launch Pilot Program in New York with Seed Support from Tickle Water, IDT911 and Cybersecurity Expert Adam Levin

10 million students are bullied each year in the US and around 1-6 adolescents is the target of cyberbullying. (No Bully, US National surveys of crime and risky behaviors) Kids spend a lot of time online and their chances of experiencing

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Missouri school districts prepare to test water for lead – Education Week

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More Evidence of Possible Reprocessing Campaign at Yongbyon; Progress at Experimental Light Water Reactor

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A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr. Summary Recent commercial satellite imagery shows new developments at the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center indicating that North Korea has already begun or plans to commence a reprocessing campaign to separate additional plutonium for nuclear weapons. This activity consists of the presence of a […] More Evidence of Possible Reprocessing Campaign at Yongbyon; Progress at Experimental Light Water Reactor is an article from 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea, published by the US-Korea Institute at SAIS. View full post on 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea

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Suspicious Activity at Yongbyon Radiochemical Laboratory; Progress Towards Completing the Experimental Light Water Reactor

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Suspicious Activity at Yongbyon Radiochemical Laboratory; Progress Towards Completing the Experimental Light Water Reactor

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by William Mugford and Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. Summary Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates suspicious activity at the Yongbyon Radiochemical Laboratory complex used to produce plutonium for building nuclear weapons. Whether that activity—exhaust plumes from a steam plant used to heat the main plant—means reprocessing additional plutonium is underway […] Suspicious Activity at Yongbyon Radiochemical Laboratory; Progress Towards Completing the Experimental Light Water Reactor is an article from 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea, published by the US-Korea Institute at SAIS. View full post on 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea

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