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EPA Introduction to Cybersecurity: Workshop and Response Exercises
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A free, one-day workshop with response exercises to inform water utilities about the cyber threat, ways to manage the threat, and tools available to help utilities.

When: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
8:15 AM
Where: Courtyard Dallas Allen at Allen Event Center
210 East Stacy Road
Allen, Texas 
United States
Contact: 512-472-8591

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Introduction to Cybersecurity: Workshop and Response Exercises

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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TCEQ Has Approved Up to 6.5 Water and Wastewater Credit Hours for this Training


Note: this workshop will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Fall Conferences in Dallas/Allen November 6-7. Follow the links below to learn more about each conference:


Cybersecurity threats are real and they are here to stay. For example, in Riviera Beach, FL, a city employee opened an email that infected the city’s systems, including those that controlled their water utility pumps. So what can be done about this threat?

To help answer that question, the U.S. EPA is sponsoring a free, one-day workshop with response exercises to inform water utilities about cyber threats, ways to manage these threats, and tools (such as AWWA’s cybersecurity tool) available to help utilities. In addition, current results from several Virginia water-works cyber assessments will be presented to share lessons learned.

In the afternoon, facilitated response exercises will be conducted presenting realistic cyber threat scenarios, allowing all participants to talk through the actions they would take in response to the threats. The goal is to identify general planning or procedural actions that enhance cybersecurity and mitigate risk.


This workshop is intended for utility information technology staff and utility managers.For questions regarding registration, please call the TRWA office at 512-472-8591 or email



7:45 AM: Registration
8:15 AM: Welcome and Introductions
8:30 AM Cybersecurity Threat Overview
9:00 AM: NIST Framework, Cybersecurity Standards & AWWA Cybersecurity Tool
9:30 AM: Cybersecurity Tools and Resources
10:15 AM: Break
10:30 AM: Findings of Virginia Waterworks Cybersecurity Assessments
11:45 AM: Lunch on your own
1:00 PM: Cybersecurity Response Exercise #1
2:30 PM: Break
2:45 PM: Cybersecurity Response Exercise #2
3:45 PM: Cybersecurity Gadget Demonstration/Q&A
4:15 PM: Next Steps
4:25 PM: Closing Remarks/Evaluations
4:30 PM: Adjourn

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