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Participants will learn how to recognize cybersecurity threats, how to complete the self-assessment questionnaire, and utilize the AWWA cybersecurity controls for small systems. Based on the cybersecurity self-assessment and cybersecurity controls for small utilities, participants learn how to identify at-risk areas and how to apply that with USDA to get the funding started. All participants receive dedicated, follow-up technical assistance and helpful documents from AWWA.  
This workshop is part of a special workshop series made possible through the collaboration of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Partnership for Safe Water.  
Agenda/Lessons Covered
Session 1 - Cybersecurity (3 hours of professional credits) 
  • Why is Cybersecurity Important
  • Self-Assessment Questionnaire using the Tool
  • Cybersecurity Controls for Small Systems
Session 2 - Optimization and Accessing Funding (3 hours of professional credits) 
  • Overview of the AWWA Partnership for Safe Water Programs
  • How to conduct a self-assessment in order to optimize your operations
    • General Management/Administration 
    • Finance 
    • Asset Management 
    • Source Water Protection
    • Distribution System Operations
  • How to apply for low-interest funding through the USDA. (a representative from your local USDA office will present this information and answer any questions you may have)
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for all attendees have been applied for all Virginia Operators. 
Geneva Hudgins