Cybersecurity Workshop Exercise, 3/17/20, Mt Pleasant

Introduction to Cybersecurity: Workshop Response Exercise
Introduction to Cybersecurity: Workshop and Response Exercise
March 17, 2020
Soaring Eagle
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

PENDING EGLE Approval: CECs 0.6 Water and Wastewater

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 the cyber threat, ways to manage the threat, 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 infor-mation technology staff and utility managers.

7:30 AM:  Registration
8:00 AM:  Welcome and Introductions (Gemma Kite, Horsley Witten Group, Inc.)
8:15 AM:  Cybersecurity Threat Overview (Caitlin Ferro, Booz Allen Hamilton)
8:45 AM:  Cybersecurity Drivers and Resources (Gemma Kite, Horsley Witten Group, Inc.)
9:15 AM:  Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (Kelley Goldblatt, DHS Cybersecurity Advisor)
10:15 AM:  Break
10:30 AM:  Findings of Virginia Waterworks Cybersecurity Assessments (Kyle Miller, Booz Allen Hamilton)
11:45 AM:  Lunch on your own
1:00 PM:  Cybersecurity Response Exercise #1 (Caitlin Ferro and Kyle Miller, Booz Allen Hamilton)
2:30 PM:  Break
2:45 PM:  Cybersecurity Response Exercise #2 (Caitlin Ferro and Kyle Miller, Booz Allen Hamilton)
3:45 PM:  Cybersecurity Gadget Demonstration/Q&A (Kyle Miller, Booz Allen Hamilton)
4:15 PM:  Next Steps (Gemma Kite, Horsley Witten Group, Inc.)
4:25 PM:  Closing Remarks/Evaluations (Gemma Kite, Horsley Witten Group, Inc.)
4:30 PM:  Adjourn
This is a free class but please make sure you pre-register.
3/17/2020 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Soaring Eagle Resort 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd Mount Pleasant 48858

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