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Cybersecurity in the Water Sector

February 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Time: 9:00am – 11:00am     Place: 95 Cripe Street, North Kingstown, RI     TCH(s): 2 (RI DOH)

Cost: FREE                        Instructor: Mike Tetreault


Course Outline:

Cybersecurity is the top threat facing business and critical infrastructure in the United States,
according to reports and testimony from the Director of National Intelligence, the Federal
Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Homeland Security. All drinking and wastewater
systems should examine cybersecurity vulnerabilities and develop a cybersecurity risk
management program, thus mitigating a cyberattack from impacting system operations.
Breaches in cybersecurity practices can compromise the ability of drinking water to provide
clean and safe drinking water to customers, erode customer confidence and result in financial
and legal liabilities. Cyber-attacks against public water systems and wastewater treatment
facilities are increasing. Implementing basic cyber hygiene practices can help your utility
prevent, detect, respond, and recover from cyber incidents. This two-hour training will consist of
an overview on cybersecurity in the water sector, a look at ransomware awareness and
prevention, a review of cybersecurity incidents in the water industry, and a discussion about the
SCADA Cybersecurity Framework. Please ask about hybrid training options.



Mike Tetreault is the Cybersecurity Advisor (CSA) for Rhode Island (Region 1), within the
Integrated Operations Division, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS). CISA established ten regional offices across the
country to improve the delivery of the department’s services to critical infrastructure owners and
operators and state, local, tribal, and territorial partners. CSAs are the front-facing cyber experts
supporting regional operations capabilities. Region 1 includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont,
Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Mr. Tetreault manages the major cyber
engagements in Rhode Island with additional support to region 1, championing cyber resilience
to public and private sector partners through a multitude of engagements, promoting education
and awareness, and performing risk assessments.


February 7
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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95 Cripe Street – North Kingstown, RI
United States


Matt Young

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