On March 27, WaterISAC will convene its monthly Water Sector Cyber Threat Briefing.
Janice Zelnock, the supervisor of IT for Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority (located in New Jersey), will present a case study describing events related to a cyber incident. The presentation will focus on events leading up to the identification of the attack, steps taken to inform public officials and employees of the attack, challenges associated with keeping critical business functions running, challenges associated with virus containment and remediation, and steps taken to fully recover from the attack. Janice will discuss the IT team’s critical role in network protection and data security and the importance of conducting end user cyber security training.
The presentation will close with a summary of things the utility ‘did wrong’ and ‘did right.’ Janice will also provide recommendations to other utilities given the experience, which include maintaining a reliable backup system, isolating critical infrastructure from other networks, using third-party experts for evaluation/assistance, and maintaining a written cyber incident response plan.
For WaterISAC members only.
Register any time. No need to cancel if you can’t attend.