Technical Webinar – Tues, July 28, 2020 – “Taking Action on Cybersecurity Risks in the Water Sector”

The ISA Water/Wastewater division is excited to announce that we will be hosting a free webinar about Cybersecurity risks in the Water Sector on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.   Held at 1:00pm-2:00pm Eastern (UTC-04:00) and 10am Pacific, the 1 hour presentation will feature Dr. Kevin M. Morley, who is manager of federal relations for the American Waterworks Association (AWWA).

The AWWA and WWID have been involved in joint projects for several years now, and we are pleased to have Dr. Morley be a guest presented for us.  Dr. Morley has special skill in explaining complex topics from a public policy and risk perspective.

In his talk, entitled “Taking Action on Cybersecurity Risks in the Water Sector,” Dr. Morley will focus on the following steps in establishing a cybersecurity policy framework:

Step One: Recognize that there is a credible and active cybersecurity system threat.
Step Two: Understand that you have a fiduciary and statutory obligation to manage the risk.
Step Three: Take action to assess the vulnerabilities that may expose your system to such threats.
Step Four: Determine what actions will be taken to manage cyber risks.

This presentation will provide a specific industry example and identify a systematic approach for helping utilities navigate steps to address potential cyberattacks.

Attendence for the webinar is no cost, but registration is required. Please register at


About the speaker

Kevin M. Morley, PhD is Manager, Federal Relations for the American Water Works Association (AWWA). He works closely with multiple organizations to advance the security and preparedness of the water sector. This includes supporting the development of several ANSI/AWWA standards that represent minimum best practice for water sector risk and resilience management, including cybersecurity guidance. He is a leading expert on §2013 of America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018 and multiple resources that enable water system to advance their security and preparedness to all-hazards. Dr. Morley was recently appointed to the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council.

Dr. Morley received his PhD from George Mason University for research on water sector resilience and developing the Utility Resilience Index (URI). He holds a MS from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a BA from Syracuse University.