Water/Wastewater Cybersecurity

Real-World Impacts of Cyberattacks: Hacking Demonstration and Risk Mitigation Discussion

Thursday, April 19
1:40 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: Meeting Room 306/307, Sacramento Convention Center

SWRCB Drinking Water: 3 Safety Contact Hours

CWEA: 3 Contact Hours

Practice Area: Other

An interactive live demonstration of the potential consequences of a cyber-attack against a water utility, with a high level of audience participation and interaction using a functioning model of a booster pump station.

Learner Outcomes:

Level: Introduction to; limited knowledge of subject matter / entry level staff

Daniel Groves

Engineering Manager
West Yost Associates

Biography:

Daniel Groves, is head of West Yost Associates’ Operational Technology and Cybersecurity Group. He has 25 years of experience providing planning, design and implementation of Operational Technology (OT) systems in the water and wastewater infrastructure. For the past 10 years, Dan has focused on Cybersecurity, including system assessments, design and implementation of system improvements to improve system performance and resilience against cyber threats.

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Joel Cox

Principal Cybersecurity Engineer
West Yost Associates

Biography:

Joel Cox has 25 years of experience providing a broad range of design and delivery of communications systems and data center infrastructure with a focus on network communications and cybersecurity for municipal water and wastewater treatment systems. His experience includes project management, disaster recovery planning and information system security; communications network design and implementation; database design and implementation; storage design and implementation; and virtualization design and implementation.

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Jeffrey Hesse

Senior Operations Technology Engineer
West Yost Associates

Biography:

Jeffrey Hesse is a Senior Engineer in West Yost’s Operations Technology & Cybersecurity Group. As a Professional Engineer with a background in facility operations and process startups, Jeff works together with utility O&M and engineering personnel to lead design and implementation of integrated control systems that meet utility needs and cybersecurity requirements.

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Mario Garcia

Operations Technology Engineer
West Yost Associates

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Daniel Groves

Engineering Manager
West Yost Associates

Biography:

Daniel Groves, is head of West Yost Associates’ Operational Technology and Cybersecurity Group. He has 25 years of experience providing planning, design and implementation of Operational Technology (OT) systems in the water and wastewater infrastructure. For the past 10 years, Dan has focused on Cybersecurity, including system assessments, design and implementation of system improvements to improve system performance and resilience against cyber threats.

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