Free Webinar on Cyber-Resilience and Through Manual Operations

Next Webinar on February 23, 2022, Cyber-Resilience Through Manual Operations

Engineering and Operations Lessons Learned

We will be hosting an informational webinar on SCADA cyber-resilience.

Next Webinar: February 23, 2022 at 9:00AM – 10:15AM PST

Click here to sign up for the February 23, 2022 Webinar

Contact John Peairs with questions.

Participants will receive:

  • 1 CA CEU/Contact hour (OR Pending)
  • Check lists and guide to suggested next steps
  • An increased understanding on cyber-resilience and how to apply them at your utility

About this webiar:

Water ISAC, AWWA, and Federal Agencies have long warned of the ongoing cyber-attacks on water and wastewater utilities’ control systems.  

Recent headlines are a clear indicator that the bad actor sees utilities as a target for sophisticated cyberattacks. This has elevated the importance of cyber readiness for water and wastewater utilities.

– AWWA, January 2022

West Yost’s Cybersecurity Team will be educating clients on operations and engineering, specifically what the threat is about, and what you can do to prepare your team to operate your system during A Day without SCADATM.

Our Resilience Practice Area Leader, Andrew Ohrt, PE, and two of our in-house control system cybersecurity experts, Michael Gruenbaum and Joel Cox, GICSP, CCNA, will provide the why and discuss case studies illustrating West Yost’s field experience helping our clients become more cyber-resilient.

CISA and WaterISAC Advisories, Materials, and Guides

According to the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the goal of “this CISA Insights is intended to ensure that senior leaders at every organization in the United States are aware of critical cyber risks and take urgent, near-term steps to reduce the likelihood and impact of a potentially damaging compromise.”

Find their free download of: Implement Cybersecurity Measures Now to Protect Against Critical Threats, January 2022.

WaterISAC recommends “water and wastewater system owners and operators should review the attached joint advisory and assess how to apply the recommended detection, incident response, and mitigation actions to their operations,” below:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-WaterISAC Advisory: Recommendations in Consideration of the CISA/FBI/NSA Advisory on Russian State-Sponsored Operations Against U.S. Critical Infrastructure to Water and Wastewater Systems. Sent to: SLTT Governments and Private Sector Stakeholders, December 20, 2021, WaterISAC

Questions about this event?

Subject Matter/Event Questions: John Peairs,

West Yost Operations Technology, Cybersecurity and Resilience (OTCR) Team

Our OTCR Team members are experts in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system design and implementation; networking; cybersecurity assessments; electrical engineering; instrumentation, controls, and electrical systems (IC&E); data management; and programming.

We create change throughout the sector. Our team of experts 1) assess current infrastructure, 2) fix the issues, 3) improve the design, and 4) provide industry-wide leadership for better systems.

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