WaterISAC Webinar Cybersecurity

On December 16, 2020, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (ET), the WaterISAC (Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center) will hold a free webinar on the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity services for the water and wastewater sector.  The text below is copied from the WaterISAC announcement.  The webinar will present an:

“….overview of the invaluable services the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) offers to critical infrastructure organizations, including water and wastewater utilities.  In advance of the briefing, all attendees can read about CISA’s mission and the services if offers by accessing documents posted to the WaterISAC portal here:

https://www.waterisac.org/dhs_assessments?MassEmailID=337578388&email_id=61&emailaddress=dan.askenaizer%40wqts.com&submission_date=2%2F10%2F2020+2%3A31%3A00+PM&MemberID=CB040DC77AA5460BAE36C172E677480E&confirmed=1&Modified=&email=

“CISA representatives will discuss services that include vulnerability scanning, system assessments, and penetration testing, among many more. These services identify strengths and weaknesses, with the overall intent of increasing an organization’s cybersecurity posture. What’s more, CISA provides these services for free, and many can be conducted remotely.”

Link to register for the webinar:

https://www.waterisac.org/event/cisa-cybersecurity-services-briefing

Link to WaterISAC website:

https://www.waterisac.org/

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About Dan Askenaizer

Dr. Askenaizer leads WQTS’ work on regulatory compliance support for many of our water agencies clients. Dr. Askenaizer tracks water quality and treatment regulations at the Federal and State levels and provides regulatory updates to our clients. Dr. Askenaizer has strong expertise in the development of Regulatory Monitoring and Compliance Plans (RMCPs), which he has completed for a number of water agencies. He has also been working on a number of projects dealing with the development of distribution system monitoring plans and review of nitrification control strategies. Prior to joining WQTS, Dr. Askenaizer was the Water Quality Manager for the Glendale Water and Power. Under his leadership, the Water Quality Group conducted a demonstration-scale study of chlorite for nitrification control and a pilot-scale study of biological treatment for removal of nitrate. Dan has 30 years of experience working on projects dealing with regulatory, water quality and public health issues. Dan has given numerous presentations at workshops and round-tables across the country for water utilities. Dan was instrumental in developing and implementing a Mentoring Program for water staff and was involved in a Sustainable Development team.