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Although some dams still rely solely on manual operations or electromechanical controls, many use a combination of sensors, automated controllers and computers utilizing logic controllers to monitor and adjust water levels and flow. Although some dams still rely solely on manual operations or electromechanical controls, many use a combination of sensors, automated controls and computers to monitor and adjust water levels and flow. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Concerns about cyberattacks have not abated in recent months — and that’s unlikely to change going forward. While much of the recent news coverage has centered around hackers stealing personal data, there are other concerns on the horizon for the insurance industry.

What happens, for instance, if a cyberattack takes place at a hydroelectric dam? A joint whitepaper by Aon and Guidewire Software examines this scenario and what it would mean for the insurance industry if hackers opened the floodgates.

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Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is an associate editor for NU PropertyCasualty360. Contact him at [email protected]

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