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2018 Seminar: AWWA Cybersecurity Guidance Tool Workshop
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 Export to Your Calendar 7/18/2018
When: 07/18/2018
8 a.m.-4:20 p.m.
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SpringHill Suites by Marriott (Carpe Diem Meeting Room)
1128 Ledsome Lane
Cary, North Carolina  27511
United States
Contact: Jennifer Port Picarella
919-784-9030, ext. 1000

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AWWA Cybersecurity Guidance Tool Workshop

  • This workshop will provide water and wastewater utility staff education, guidance, and examples of how to use the AWWA Cybersecurity Guidance Tool.
  • The AWWA Process Control System Security Guidance and Cybersecurity Guidance Tool provide utilities 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.  
  • The target audience for this workshop is water and wastewater utility staff that are responsible for oversight and management of SCADA and processes control systems including personnel from Operations, Engineering, Security, Resiliency, Information Technology, and Senior Management.
  • Benefits of the Cybersecurity Guidance Tool include the following:
    • Provides a consistent and repeatable recommended course of action to reduce vulnerabilities in process control systems
    • Developed by a Subject Matter Expert panel of utility representatives, vendors, consultants, federal agencies
    • Aligns with Water Sector and national priorities
    • Fulfills the need for sector-specific guidance as specified in EO 13636 
    • Consistent with NIST Framework and compliant with the requirements of DHS  


The workshop will include teaching elements, group exercises, hands on training in the use of the Cybersecurity Guidance Tool, and knowledge exams.  Individuals that complete this course will receive six (6) Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or a corresponding numbers of CEU credits.     

Continuing Education:

  • Water Treatment Facility Operators, Distribution Operators, Cross Connection/Backflow Operators: This seminar is approved for 6.0 contact hours for continuing education by the NCWTFOCB. Course ID: 186936
  • Professional Engineers: This seminar is approved for 6.0 PDH’s.
  • Maintenance Technologists: This seminar is approved for 6.0 contact hours for continuing education  


  • Download printable registration form here
  • Pre-registration ends and the late Registration fee applies after 6/18/18. When it is available, only onsite registration will be accepted after 7/9/18. If you plan to register onsite, call the day before the seminar to determine availability.      
  • Price: Early registration $105 (member), $140 (employee of utility member), $165 (non-member). Late registration $150 (member), $185 (employee of utility member), $210 (non-member).
Tentative Agenda:


Time Slot






Welcome and Announcements

Don Dickinson, Phoenix Contact USA


Overview of Cyber Threat, Vulnerabilities, and Consequences from the Perspective of the Water Sector

Perry Gayle, AECOM


Developing a Business Case for Cyber Security

Don Dickinson, Phoenix Contact USA




Example Cybersecurity Mitigation Strategies

Terrell Brown, City of Greensboro


Introduction to the AWWA Cyber Security Guidance and Tool

Perry Gayle, AECOM


Selecting Use Cases

Don Dickinson, Phoenix Contact USA




Reviewing Recommended Controls

Perry Gayle, AECOM


Executing the Tool

Brown, Dickinson, and Gayle




Implementing Recommendations

Perry Gayle, AECOM


Aligning Implementation Measures with Industry Standards

Don Dickinson, Phoenix Contact USA


Final Exam

Brown, Dickinson, and Gayle



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