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Cyber Security in the Water Sector

Cyber Security in the Water Sector

Complimentary course in conjunction with MWEA and MRWA.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

* Registration open until 5/12/24 at 11:59 PM (EST)

Event Details

Cyber Security in the Water Sector

Instructors: Kevin Morley,PhD - Federal Relations for AWWA  and Tom DeLaura, PE - DeLaura Consulting LLC

Course #2786     0.3 CECs (Managerial)

Complimentary course in conjunction with MWEA and MRWA.

The water sector has been the subject of increased targeting by cyber threat actors for monetary gain and compromising continuity of operations. This reality requires proactive measures to mitigate vulnerabilities and develop incident response capabilities by all types of water utilities. Cyber threats do not discriminate by utility size or type. This workshop is designed to empower utility owners/operators to understand the threat, assess vulnerabilities, leverage tools to mitigate risks and prepare to respond.

Kevin Morley
Kevin M. Morley, PhD has worked closely with multiple organizations to advance all-hazards resilience in the water sector for over 20 years. This includes guiding the development of several ANSI/AWWA standards that represent minimum best practice for water sector risk and resilience management, including cybersecurity. He has applied his expertise as a member of the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council, a Disaster Resilience Fellow with NIST, and the Water Sector Coordinating Council. At George Mason University his PhD research led to the creation of the Utility Resilience Index (URI). He holds a MS from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a BA from Syracuse University.

Tom DeLaura
My entire career has been in the water community, and ranges from the process technology I was hired to assist DWSD with acquiring in 1974, to many other aspects of water utility management over the ensuing years.
Technology wouldn't work without properly defining and acquiring it, culture change, organizational realignment, security, legal, workforce, labs, engineering, regulatory, knowledge management, asset management.... all needing to align in their use of data and the resulting information derived from it, for actually achieving benefit. Trying to make technology a real tool, I wound up on committees related to all those subjects, as technology found its way into those aspects of operation.
It's a pleasure to serve. I'm fortunate to have been involved in such a vital industry (though as an AWWA person said at one of our MI-AWWA Board retreats - Community).

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