Cybersecurity for the Water and Wastewater Systems Sector


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National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence 

Join us for the December NCCoE Learning Series Webinar: Cybersecurity for the Water and Wastewater Systems Sector

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Date: December 8, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET

Event Description:

Many U.S. Water and Wastewater Systems (WWS) sector stakeholders are utilizing data-enabled capabilities to improve utility management, operations, and service delivery. The increasing adoption of network-enabled technologies by the sector merits the development of best-practices, guidance, and solutions to ensure that the cybersecurity posture of facilities of all sizes is safeguarded.

The NCCoE’s water sector project team is currently seeking the public’s input on a draft project description, Securing Water and Wastewater Utilities: Cybersecurity for the Water and Wastewater Systems Sector. We are seeking feedback from all stakeholders in the WWS sector. In our efforts to ensure our publication can benefit the broadest audience, the NCCOE is especially interested in hearing from water utilities of all sizes.

This virtual event is designed to convene a broad cross-section of WWS stakeholders to discuss the proposed project and to get the public’s input.

Join us on December 8 for a webinar to:

  • Learn more about the proposed NCCoE project, Securing Water and Wastewater Utilities: Cybersecurity for the Water and Wastewater Systems.
  • Meet the new NCCoE water sector team.
  • Learn how to get involved during the publication’s open comment period.
  • Hear from a panel of water and wastewater system experts discussing cybersecurity challenges and opportunities for the sector.
  • Engage in a question-and-answer period with the project team and industry stakeholders.


  • 2:00-2:10: Opening Remarks
  • 2:10-2:25: Introduction to NCCoE Water Sector Team; Overview of NCCoE Project Description and NCCoE Comment Period Process
    • James McCarthy, Senior Security Engineer, Water Sector Project Lead, NIST NCCoE
  • 2:25-3:15: Panel Discussion: Cybersecurity for Water and Wastewater Utilities
    • Lars Schmeckel, Chief Information Security Officer, Miami-Data County
    • Kevin M. Morley, PhD, Manager - Federal Relations, American Water Works Association (AWWA)
    • Ron Indeck, PhD, CEO, Q-Net Security
    • Jeremy Henning, Assistant Executive Director, Glenbard Wastewater Authority
  • 3:15-3:30: Moderated Q&A

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