Hack the Plant

Our water supply.

In Hack the Plant, podcast host Bryson Bort looks for answers to the question: Does connecting these systems, and others, to the internet leaves us more vulnerable to attacks by our enemies?

We often take these critical infrastructure systems for granted, but they’re all becoming increasingly dependent on the internet to function. From the ransomware threats of Colonial Pipeline to the failure of the Texas power grid, it is clear our interconnectivity is also a significant source of risk.

Hack the Plant walks through the world of hackers working on the front lines of cyber security and public safety to protect the systems you rely upon every day.

In Season 3, we take a look at issues arising with increased investment in renewable energy which is relevant to the war in Ukraine, and continue to highlight unique insights across the spectrum of critical infrastructure.

Hack the Plant is a podcast of ICS Village, a nonprofit that equips industry experts and policymakers with the tools to better defend our critical infrastructure. We educate people on critical infrastructure security with hands-on examples, not just nerd stuff. Catch us at an event near you! www.icsvillage.com. (Hack the Plant was originally launched in August 2020 as a partnership between the R Street Institute and ICS Village.)