Vice President of IT, Jeff Farney, was selected as a panelist and joined by other industry experts including the Deputy Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Water Security Division. Topics of discussion included best practices when dealing with, cybersecurity threats, challenges with securing industrial control systems, and how industry and government are working together in this space.
“I was honored to be part of this symposium and share what we are seeing in the private sector,” Farney said. “It was extremely beneficial to engage and learn how other water organizations are working to protect themselves in what the government refers to as part of our nation’s critical infrastructure.”
The event was held in Washington, DC in May and brought together industry leaders, state and federal regulators, and recognized experts from NAWC member companies to discuss emerging threats and best practices to address today’s complex Cyber Security Landscape.
“We are proud to see SouthWest Water presented as a thought leader in the discussion of cybersecurity within this industry,” CEO Rob MacLean said. “Jeff and our team work hard to ensure the most secure environment possible for us and our customers, and it is great to see it recognized.”
NAWC CEO, Robert Powelson, described the mission of the symposium as a way to provide companies with a framework for addressing security vulnerabilities and an understanding of how industry and governments can work together.
About the National Association of Water Companies: The mission of the NAWC is to help close the information gap by serving as a credible resource for anyone seeking information about the water issues facing our nation today and in the foreseeable future, and the powerful and practical solutions that are available by way of the private water sector. SouthWest Water Company’s CEO, Rob MacLean, serves as a NAWC executive committee member and a board member.