Event Dates: September 26-29, 2022

     Location:  National Harbor, Maryland

WaterPro Registration, Exhibit Hall, Sessions and Events will be located at: 

The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745    

Tactics and Techniques of Cyber Adversaries in the Water Sector and How to Protect Against Them

  • Room: Potomac 3/4
Wednesday, September 28, 2022: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Kenneth Crowther
Tactics and techniques of cyber adversaries in the water sector, and how to protect against them.


The FBI and Department of Homeland Security view cyber risk as the top threat facing business and critical infrastructure. The boom of digital transformation could leave a gap in the security of connected technologies that can save utilities millions through remote monitoring capability. This presentation delves into the threat landscape, threat actors, and solution horizon for cyber security in the water and wastewater industry. We provide an overview of cyber attacks to the water and wastewater sector, discuss the threat actors that are targeting critical infrastructure and the rate at which they are broadening their focus to include water and wastewater systems, and discuss the new hacking techniques that are emerging for exploiting industrial automation and controls systems. We outline cybersecurity practices that are necessary to combat these cybersecurity threats, and point to resources that are specific for helping to strengthen water cybersecurity and cyber resilience.


Learning Objectives

(1) to expose listeners to specific threat tactics and techniques being use against the water sector
(2) to inform listeners on where to go for knowledge of cybersecurity across the sector, and how to utilize the information to improve their readiness for using connected, digital technologies

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