Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
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Tualatin Valley Water District 
1850 SW 170th Ave
Beaverton, OR 97006

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Kyle Kihs, Executive Director 
Pacific Northwest Section - American Water Works Association 

AWWA's Cybersecurity Guidance Tool For the Water Sector - Oregon 

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 Oregon and Washington 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 three modules that focus on (1) how to select the applicable use cases, (2) how the controls generated by the use cases are derived from the standards, and (3) how to move forward with the controls to improve security on the control system by developing a customized cybersecurity improvement 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. 

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:  

Daniel Groves, PE, CISSP (West Yost) - Subject Matter Expert Cybersecurity

Dan has 25 years of experience providing planning, design and implementation of operational technology (OT) systems in the water and wastewater infrastructure. For the past 10 years, he has focused on cybersecurity for OT systems, including system assessments, design and implementation of system improvements to improve system performance and resilience against cyber threats. He has served as Program Manager, Project Manager and OT cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert for assessments, design, and implementation of OT systems in the water sector. 

Daniel is a contributing author to the Physical and Cybersecurity chapter of the WEF Manual of Practice21, Automation of Water Resource Recover Facilities - Fourth Edition. He has also authored cybersecurity focused articles for the AWWA Journal and other industry publications. 

Joe A. Cox, CCNA, GPEN (West Yost) - Subsect Matter Expert Cybersecurity

Joel has 25 years of experience providing design and deliver of a broad range of communications systems and data center infrastructure, with a focus on network communications and cybersecurity. He has served as Project Manager and Subject Matter Expert for the design and implementation of information technology (IT) enterprise systems and operational technology (OT) to support manufacturing, services and municipal water and wastewater treatment systems. His experience includes project management; disaster recover planning and information system security; communications network design and implementation; database design and implementation; storage design and implementation; and virtualization design and implementation.