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H2OSecCon Spring 2024: A Resounding Success in Water and Wastewater Sector Security

H2OSecCon Spring 2024: A Resounding Success in Water and Wastewater Sector Security

Created: Monday, June 10, 2024 - 17:48
General Security and Resilience, Security Preparedness, WaterISAC Events

WaterISAC is thrilled to announce the tremendous success of H2OSecCon Spring 2024, held virtually on May 23. The conference brought together leading experts and professionals from the water and wastewater sector to address the latest challenges and innovations in cybersecurity, physical security, and operational resilience.

The carefully planned schedule covered the most urgent topics in the industry, with sessions offering thorough insights into both established and emerging issues. Attendees gained the latest knowledge and innovative tools to lead their organizations in an increasingly complex security environment.

The event began with a powerful keynote from Brian Harrell, Vice President & Chief Security Officer of Avangrid. Harrell emphasized the critical importance of proactive security measures, stating, “It is not if, it is when we will be attacked... The cavalry is not coming. It is on you... with the resources, the subject matter expertise, and the relationships that you have today.”

Tom Dobbins, Executive Director of WaterISAC, praised the event's impact: “H2OSecCon Spring 2024 demonstrated the power of collaboration and knowledge-sharing in the water sector. The insights and strategies shared by our expert speakers will undoubtedly help utilities enhance their security measures and resilience against emerging threats. This event shows our collective commitment to safeguarding our critical water infrastructure.”

Key Takeaways from H2OSecCon Spring 2024

  • Cybersecurity Best Practices: Comprehensive strategies for securing Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Operational Technology (OT) against evolving threats.
  • Physical Security Insights: Effective measures to counter threats from extremists, terrorists, and common criminals.
  • Emerging Threats: How to protect OT systems from potential threats posed by Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  • Communication Strategies: Best practices for maintaining confidentiality while effectively communicating with stakeholders during emergencies.

For those who missed the live conference, WaterISAC is pleased to offer access to the recorded sessions. Both members and non-members can register to view the on-demand content, which will be available at least until November 23, 2024.

How to Access the Recordings

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the "Registration" button at the top of the screen, then select the "Post-Event Registration" button on the next screen
  3. Indicate Registration Type, either "Post-Event Member" or "Post-Event Non-Member," then complete the other information fields
  4. Enjoy on-demand viewing of conference sessions

WaterISAC remains dedicated to supporting the water and wastewater sector with timely, actionable intelligence and resources. We extend our gratitude to all speakers, attendees, and partners who contributed to making H2OSecCon Spring 2024 a remarkable success.

For more information, please contact or 1-866-H2O-ISAC.