Cyber Security for Drinking Water Systems 121223
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Event Date & Time

12/12/2023 8:30 AM - 12/12/2023 3:30 PM


Four Points by Sheraton Bakersfield
5101 California Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93309

Cyber Security for Drinking Water Systems



6 California Drinking Water Contact Hours awarded

Contact hours have been approved for the Registered Environmental Health Specialist Program. 

Certificates will be available through your profile.


Date & Time:

The Cyber Security for Drinking Water Systems training will be held on the following date and time:

December 12 8:30AM-3:30PM 

This training is being held in Pacific Time.



Cyber-attacks against critical infrastructure facilities, including public water systems, are increasing. Past incidents have shown these attacks have the potential to disable or contaminate the delivery of drinking water to consumers and other essential facilities. While some public water systems have taken steps to improve cybersecurity, recent events show many public water systems (PWSs) have failed to adopt basic cybersecurity best practices.


In March 2023 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a regulation that requires when a PWS uses operational technology (OT), such as an industrial control system (ICS), as part of the equipment or operation of any required component of a sanitary survey, then the sanitary survey must include an evaluation of the adequacy of the cybersecurity of that OT for producing and distributing safe drinking water.


Participants will learn:

·        The importance of a robust cybersecurity program for every water system

·        Basic cybersecurity terms and concepts

·        How to conduct a cybersecurity assessment of your water system

·        How to detect and report a cybersecurity incident


These requirements apply to all water systems regardless of type (community, non-community, transient) that use electronic control technology in the operation of their system.  The training is highly recommended for all operators, managers and board members.



This training will be hosted at the following address:

Four Points by Sheraton Bakersfield

5101 California Avenue

Bakersfield, California 93309

Complimentary parking will be provided.

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Scholarship & Fees:

Cyber Security for Drinking Water Systems is a free training to attend.



Please register on this page.


COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

Welcome back to onsite trainings! Masks are optional for our attendees, although our staff and trainers will continue to wear them for your safety.


RCAC is continually monitoring COVID-19, Center for Disease Control updates and local public health department for recommendations.


For event content questions, contact:
Jim McVeigh
(619) 495-8438

For registration questions, contact:
RCAC Events
(916) 447-9832 ext. 1429

Funding for this project has been provided in full or in part under the Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resiliency (SAFER) Drinking Water Program through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the foregoing, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. 


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