Technical assistance to improve cyber incident preparation, response, and recovery to maintain critical operations and meet water quality goals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering free, confidential assessments and technical assistance to interested drinking water and wastewater utilities. The assessment and assistance will focus on best practices on how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a cyber incident. Adoption of these practices can reduce the likelihood that a cyber attack will be successful and allow a utility to recover from cyber attacks faster and at a lower cost. The assessment and assistance will include the development of a cyber action plan to guide the implementation of best practices.

EPA has engaged the services of the Horsley Witten Group, Inc. (HW) as a technical assistance (TA) provider to conduct the cybersecurity assessments and provide technical assistance.

Participating utilities will engage in an assessment with the TA provider, develop and implement a cyber action plan, and participate in two follow-up progress and help sessions with the TA Provider. EPA and HW are offering these assessments and technical assistance virtually, no on-site visit is required. If your utility is interested in participating, please register below and a staff member from HW will contact you soon.

Please note: Registration does not guarantee that your utility will be selected to participate. Cybersecurity technical assistance is limited by TA provider availability.