Providing an adequate level of IT security for water and wastewater utility industry leaders has become a high-profile challenge, as organizations of all sizes find themselves on the front lines of the global ransomware war. Additionally, in a pandemic telework environment, many agencies find their attack surface area increased, as administrative users that previously had their workstations safely ensconced behind corporate firewalls are now sharing home Wi-Fi with family members behind a telco modem. To further compound the challenge, the water and wastewater utility industry is faced with increasingly distributed IT systems, as cloud infrastructure, hosted applications, and outsourced services blur the boundaries between industrial controls systems (and protected customer/employee data) and the rest of the world.
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About David Trepp
An avid technologist since he discovered programmable HP calculators in the 1970s, David has been a technology entrepreneur for over 30 years. David’s led thousands of information security penetration test engagements for satisfied customers across all major industries throughout the United States and abroad. He has given dozens of presentations to audiences nationwide, on a variety of information security topics. David has worked in information security with commercial, healthcare, government, financial, utility, law enforcement and nonprofit organizations since 1998.
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