ISA WWID Cyber Security Webinar – Wed, March 6, 2013

The ISA Water/Wastewater Industry Division is proud to present an exclusive member benefit for a complimentary live webinar. Registration information and further details will be provided very soon through separate Email correspondence.

Webinar: Cyber Security – Application to the Water Sector
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm EST  (starting: 11:00 am Central time, 9:00 am Pacific time)

This webinar will focus on the ever increasing needs for implementing cyber security strategies for operations involving control systems. It will include a brief overview of the evolution of the cyber threat, the trends in the market as they relate to addressing these issues, and some general recommendations for addressing concerns related to cyber security. Additionally, our presenters will provide insights and perspectives on FEMA’s recent National Level Exercise (NLE) 2012.

The NLE is part of a series of congressionally mandated preparedness exercises that are held each year with the intent of preparing and educating the industry in the event of a catastrophic event on the nation’s infrastructure. Each year, different hazards are examined, and often involving one or more of the nation’s critical infrastructures. In 2012, the NLE examined a national response to a major cyber attack, and it included notional impacts to control systems for several markets, inclusive of water/wastewater. Various levels of government, emergency responders, utilities from several states and software manufacturers themselves were involved in the exercise to help gain an understanding of the potential impacts of, and responses to, a cyber attack.

The presentation will run approximately 45 minutes with a Q&A session held during the last 15 minutes of the Webinar.

Special thanks to our presenters Chris Fogle from Delta Risk and Rick Hidalgo from Signature Automation.


Chris Fogle, Chief Operating Officer, Delta Risk, San Antonio, TX,

Mr. Fogle is the Chief Operating Officer and one of the Founding Partners of Delta Risk. He has over 20 years of experience in the diverse areas of cyber security, emergency management and contingency planning and operations. Throughout his career, he has consulted on efforts to advance the state of the art of cyber exercises and incident management in federal, state, and local  levels. Mr. Fogle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and a Master’s Degree in Computer Systems – Information Warfare, from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is an (ICS)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a member of InfraGard, and the Association of Contingency Planners.


Rick Hidalgo, P.E., President, Signature Automation, Dallas, TX,

Mr. Hidalgo is co-founder and President of Signature Automation, LLC. Starting his career in 1988, he has 25 years of experience in the full suite of automation services inclusive of control systems planning, design, security, programming, commissioning and construction oversight. With knowledge of both Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA), he has served in numerous capacities on projects to provide innovative solutions to various clients in the water, wastewater, HVAC, energy management, power monitoring and semiconductor markets. His background as both a design engineer and systems integrator provide him with a unique understanding of control systems. In recent years, he has used this background to aid clients in assessing and strengthening their control systems with respect to cyber security.


About Kevin Patel

2016 Water/Wastewater Industry Division Director ---- Kevin Patel, PE, MBA is an automation engineer and partner at Signature Automation, which is an automation engineering firm that focuses on system integration, data visualization, and SCADA planning. Signature Automation's core market is within water and wastewater. Contact Kevin Patel at: