Level Up Your Cyber Skills with EPA’s Introduction to Cybersecurity Virtual Workshop

The water and wastewater sector continues to experience cyber-attacks at an alarming frequency, including ransomware and exploits of Industrial Control System (ICS) vulnerabilities. High-profile incidents further focus the nation’s attention on the serious threat posed by cyberattacks to our vulnerable public water infrastructure. Cybersecurity best practices and incident response planning can prevent or mitigate many of these attacks and are essential to the sound operation and management of water and wastewater systems.

To prepare the water and wastewater sector to enhance cybersecurity and mitigate risk in their systems, EPA is sponsoring a series of free virtual workshops on water sector cybersecurity. These workshops consist of two half-days. The first day will give participants current information on cyber threats and risk drivers, resources to bolster cybersecurity, and key findings from cyber vulnerability assessments of water and wastewater systems. The second day will lead participants through incident response exercises for cyber-attacks on water and wastewater systems.

EPA is offering three different opportunities to participate in this workshop (the same content is repeated). Workshop participation is open to water and wastewater systems, government officials, and others involved in water sector cybersecurity. Continuing education credits have been applied for in all 50 states. Participants must attend both days in full to receive the credits. Workshop dates and registration links are listed below. For more information or questions regarding workshop registration, please contact: Sarah Bartlett at sbartlett@horsleywitten.com

Workshop Dates, Times, and Registration Links:

September 15th (1:00-4:30 pm EST) & September 16th (1:00-5:00 pm EST)
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlceGoqzMrG9cnIe7rS-dGWrCCY7hwa1rA

October 13th (1:00-4:30 pm EST) & October 14th (1:00-5:00 pm EST)
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuf-isrj0iHNwVAmh_ovAPmR6aXnMul4Tp

November 3rd (1:00-4:30 pm EST) & November 4th (1:00-5:00 pm EST)
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctcu2srTwpE90p1Fexz7JZmZF-vJO5jX4F

Visit EPA’s website for more information about cybersecurity best practices for the water sector.