Good Morning America Feature: Hacker Attempts to Poison Florida Town's Water System

February 9, 2021


The Secret Service and FBI are investigating a cyber attack that occurred last Friday in Oldsmar where a person remotely tried to trigger a flood of deadly chemicals into the city’s water supply.

“Fortunately, there are layers of protective systems and redundancies in place to make sure that it’s not an instantaneous switch – you can’t change the chemical mix of what’s going into public drinking water”
— Jonathon Monken, Principal, Converge Strategies on Good Morning America

About Jonathon Monken

Jonathon has deep public and private sector experience in the areas of national security, emergency preparedness, risk management, and energy resilience planning.

During the past several years he pioneered programs to build enterprise-level resilience for the utility sector through information sharing, public and private sector integration, and large-scale exercise development and execution. Previously, he served as VP for the U.S. Operations for the Electric Infrastructure Security (EIS) Council where he worked with government and industry to develop best practices and capabilities to improve the resilience of life support infrastructure systems to widespread, long-duration power outages, known as “Black Sky” events.

Jonathon earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Jonathon serves in the Army Reserves supporting the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is a Fellow with the Truman National Security Project.

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