ME Online Training | Cybersecurity for Maine Wastewater and Water Operators

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Date and Time: 6-25-2024 @ 09:00 AM (EDT) to 6-25-2024 @ 12:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Online Event

Description: In accordance with America’s Water Infrastructure Act (2018), community water systems serving a population of greater than 3,300 persons shall assess the risks to, and resilience of, its system. The risk and resiliency assessment includes the system’s electronic, computer, or other automated systems. Recent cyber security incidents highlight the need to protect utilities from threats, both physical and electronic. This training will aim to make system administrators, managers, and operators of utility systems more cognizant of the risks that are posed to its systems through electronic devices and help them create resilience against such attacks. Though the scope of the requirement is limited, it is our belief, ALL American utilities, regardless of size, should implement resiliency measures to help mitigate any attacks. Being aware of potential threats is one of the first steps to increasing the safety of those systems.

Trainers: Daniel Botello, Program Manager, Environmental Finance Center at Wichita State University; and Joe Jabara, Director, Hub for Cybersecurity Education and Awareness at Wichita State University.

CEUs: This training has been pre-approved for 3.0 TCH for Maine Wastewater Operators.

Who Should Attend:

  • Managers, owners, and operators of water systems serving less than 10,000 people, or wastewater systems with an average daily flow of less than 1 million gallons
  • Decision-makers for water and wastewater utilities, including mayors, finance officers, utility managers, public works directors, city councilors, board members, tribal council members, and clerks
  • Consultants and technical assistance providers serving water and wastewater systems



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