Webinar: Engineering Cybersecurity Mitigations for Municipal Water Systems

Join our webinar for a look at how municipal water systems are engineered to mitigate cybersecurity threats and risks.

Join us on June 18, 2024, 11AM Eastern Time

Engineering Cybersecurity Mitigations for Municipal Water Systems webinar

Large water utilities are looking to gain efficiencies by adopting new distributed edge devices and digital transformation initiatives incorporating the latest machine learning and AI algorithms. Meanwhile, small to mid-size municipalities, are wanting to maintain their reliability without increasing their rate-base. Yet, a worsening threat environment looms over North American and European operators. Increasingly sophisticated criminal ransomware, hacktivist, and nation-state actors have penetrated water utilities – without yet causing severe consequences. Nevertheless, the fact is that attacks have reached into critical networks and are nearly doubling year-over-year.

In this webinar, Mariano Martín Tirado, a Tech Leader at Acciona, and Rees Machtemes, Waterfall's Director of Industrial Security – passionate engineers with decades of combined industry experience – discuss:

arrow red right The latest incidents and trends impacting the Water industry.

arrow red right Recent developments in the field of engineering-grade mitigations to cyber risks that apply to Water & Wastewater operations.

arrow red right Strategies to protect water distribution and collection control systems.

arrow red right Opportunities to boost municipal cyber security for water systems through the purchasing and procurement process.

arrow red right Enabling the digital transformation of municipal water systems in the most secure way.

Join us on June 18th, to look at the latest and most powerful techniques for assuring safety, reliability, and efficiency in a world of ever-increasing cyber threats.

About the Speakers

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Mariano Martín Tirado

Mariano is an advanced IT and OT expert with years of experience in Electrical engineering, communication networks, customised software and hardware solutions, and the application of new technology in the industrial sector. He is the technical leader responsible for the digitalization, technology and circular economy department at Acciona for water and wastewater treatment. He is passionate about using his expertise to drive innovation and to make a difference in the future of our planet. He holds degrees in both computer engineering from the college Innovation Luis Vives and in political science from the Complutense University of Madrid.

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Rees Machtemes, P.Eng.

Rees Machtemes is a Director of Industrial Security at Waterfall Security Solutions, and the lead researcher for Waterfall’s 2024 Threat Report. He is a professional engineer with 15 years of hands-on experience with both IT and OT systems. Rees has designed power generation and transmission substations, automated food and beverage plant, audited and tested private and government telecom solutions, and supported IT data centers and OT hardware vendors. This experience has led him to champion cyber-safe systems design and architecture.

An obsessive tinkerer and problem-solver, you’ll often spot him next to a soldering station, mechanic’s toolbox, or stack of UNIX servers. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta.


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