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FREE - AWWA's Cybersecurity Guidance Tool for the Water Sector - Denver
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FREE - AWWA's Cybersecurity Guidance Tool for the Water Sector - Denver

This is a free 4-hour workshop for small to medium size Utilities. This is a 2017 pilot program funded through a grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The workshop will be developed into the AWWA's standard curriculum in 2018.

7/20/2017
When: 7/20/2017
12:00 PM
Where: American Water Works Association
6666 W. Quincy Avenue
Denver, Colorado  80235
United States
Contact: Ann Guiberson
720-404-0818

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AWWA's Cybersecurity Guidance Tool For the Water Sector – Rocky Mountain Region

As water professionals know, cybersecurity is one of the greatest issues facing water systems in the 21st century. AWWA is unveiling a FREE workshop in Colorado to equip utilities to effectively use AWWA's cybersecurity resources.

This four-hour class will provide utility owners in the water sector with the ability to quickly review their control system architecture and use against national standards, guidelines and best practices for the secure operation of their control systems and technology assets.

Utilizing the Cybersecurity Guidance Tool and interpreting the recommended controls requires that users understand their control system architecture, connections to their business networks, how control system data is used by operations and other staff, and what remote access systems are used. The system information is used to select a series of "Use Cases" in the tool that then identifies what controls are required to protect the control system.

This workshop will provide the end user education, guidance and examples of how to use the AWWA Cybersecurity Guidance Tool. This workshop consists of five modules.  Click here for more information and to view the lesson plan.

Prerequisite:  Attendees must view an AWWA webinar prior to class. The link will be emailed to workshop registrants a few days prior to the workshop.

Continuing Education Credits:   AWWA has applied for CEU's and they are pending.

Audience: Cybersecurity managers. Attendees may include a wide variety of job titles: operator, security manager, IT specialist - and includes anyone at the utility responsible or cybersecurity.

Class Instructors: 

Robert J. Daly
Bob has over 30 years of experience working with water and wastewater mission critical systems in the United States. He has directed enterprise teams caring for SCADA, GIS, LIMS, and Operational Data Management Systems.  He has over 17 years of operations and maintenance experience within water utilities and is a licensed water and distribution system operator.

Jeff Coulson
Jeff has more than 19 years of experience in project management and engineering with a strong process, systems and application background.  Management and engineering for control system projects, Cybersecurity Assessment and Improvements, IT planning and implementation projects, Change Management, Work Management System definition and implementation projects, and access control and video security system definition and integration.

Location:
American Water Works Association Headquarters
6666 W. Quincy Avenue
Denver, CO 80235
303-794-7111

Date/Time:
Thursday, July 20, 2017
12:00pm – Lunch for Attendees (see note below)
1:00 – 5:00pm - Workshop

Invitation to All Attendees to Join Us for Lunch:  The AWWA is conducting a focus group session on broader interests at the NIPP research interaction here in Denver July 20th.  Please join members of the AWWA staff for lunch and an informal discussion of additional engagement opportunities on topics of interest to information technology professionals in the water sector, 12 to 1 p.m., ahead of the cybersecurity training session from 1 to 5 p.m.

AWWA was asked by members to ponder the possibility of facilitating webinars, or conference content, or face to face peer to peer sharing forums not only on the topic of cybersecurity, but on additional topics of current and emerging interest in the IT area of the water sector.  Over lunch, we’d like to stage an informal focus group discussion, asking what you might find helpful that AWWA could provide value to as you address the tasks and challenges you face.