Ashburn, VA (PRWEB) October 27, 2016
It’s no secret that America’s water and wastewater systems face a multitude of challenges related to vulnerability and cyber-attacks. The American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) 2016 Water Infrastructure Conference & Exhibition, taking place on October 30 – November 2, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ, will focus on addressing and protecting this asset and infrastructure challenges. The four-day event will highlight water infrastructure planning and reinvestment strategies, critical infrastructure protection through comprehensive emergency preparedness efforts, and enhanced security measures.
Rick Tracy, senior vice president and chief security officer at Telos Corporation, a leading provider of continuous security solutions and services for the world’s most security-conscious agencies and organizations, will present a session titled, “Don’t Let a Cyber Breach be a Watershed Event: Leveraging the NIST CSF to Manage Cyber Risk in the Water Infrastructure Industry.” This session will highlight the benefits of the NIST Cyber Security Framework for the purpose of managing cyber security risk and protecting the water and wastewater systems’ critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks.
The presentation will educate attendees on the following:
- The key components of the NIST Cyber Security Framework
- The benefits of the framework
- How the framework can be used to effectively manage cyber security risks
- Examples of how other organizations are using this framework successfully
- What risk management tools are available to automate the process
Monday, October 31, 2016, 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. MST
Professional Session: Don’t Let a Cyber Breach be a Watershed Event: Leveraging NIST CSF to Manage Cyber Risk in the Water Infrastructure Industry
Arizona Grand Resort – 8000 S. Grand Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona 85044
Rick Tracy is senior vice president and chief security officer at Telos Corporation, a leading provider of continuous security solutions and services for the world’s most security-conscious agencies and organizations. A 30-year cyber security veteran and key driver in the evolution of the information security marketplace, Tracy is a top expert in computer networking, information security, IT risk management, security process automation and cloud security. Since beginning his career at Telos in 1986, Tracy has served in various management roles. In 1996, he established Telos’ information security consulting practice. He also pioneered several innovative and highly scalable enterprise technologies that make it easier for Telos customers to maintain and document the state of their information security environment and practices. The principal inventor of five patented Telos technologies, Tracy co-invented Xacta, Telos’ IT governance, risk management and compliance (IT-GRC) platform. He also led teams that created products that are top solutions within the federal government and the financial services industry. Follow him on Twitter @Rick_Tracy.
For more information about the conference and to register, visit: http://www.awwa.org/conferences-education/conferences/water-infrastructure.aspx
About Telos Corporation
Telos Corporation empowers and protects the world’s most security-conscious organizations with solutions and services for continuous security assurance of individuals, systems and information. Telos’ offerings include cybersecurity solutions and services for IT risk management and information security; secure mobility to protect globally connected organizations; and identity management to establish trust in personnel and continuously monitor for insider threats. The company serves military, intelligence and civilian agencies of the federal government, allied nations and commercial organizations around the world. For more information, visit http://www.telos.com and follow on Twitter @TelosNews.