EPA Webinar Cyber Security at Water and Wastewater Utilities

On October 7, 2020 the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Security Division will hold a webinar from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET) on “Building Security and Resilience to Cyber Threats, Disinformation, and other Hazards in the Water and Wastewater Sector.”  Speakers will include representatives from EPA’s Water Security Division, the Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (WaterISAC) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA).

Description from Webinar Registration page:

“EPA will introduce the balance of valuable technology needs, such as Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), with cybersecurity measures in the context of water quality surveillance and response systems (SRS). Speakers from WaterISAC will provide information on malicious activities in the cyber domain that threaten the sector and discuss recent cyber incidents and threats relevant to water and wastewater utilities. Last, AMWA will elaborate on the challenges that disinformation – inaccurate information spread deliberately and with malicious intent – can pose to utilities.”

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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.