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1 Be Informed. Be prepared.

2 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. WaterISAC Implemented in 2002, WaterISAC is an Internet-based rapid notification system and information resource about all threats and hazards to drinking and wastewater systems. It is the only centralized up-to- the-minute resource of its kind serving the water sector. Presidential Decision Directive NSC-63, issued on May 22, 1998 encouraged creation of the Information Sharing and Analysis Center, with the design and functions of the ISAC to be determined by the private sector in consultation with the federal government.

3 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. What Does WaterISAC Do? WaterISAC Gathers information on threats and solutions Analyzes information for credibility and relevancy Disseminates actionable information to utilities Operates securely 24/7

4 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. WaterISAC Options WaterISAC Basic is free WaterISAC Pro is a subscription service

5 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. WaterISAC Basic… …a free service which provides up-to-date water-specific security alerts and information to more than 13,000 water and wastewater utilities.

6 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. WaterISAC Pro… …is a subscription service which goes beyond WaterISAC Basic by providing an unrivaled water sector-specific source of information, research and analysis concerning all hazards to water and wastewater systems.

7 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. Summary of Features Features WaterISAC Basic WaterISAC Pro Online database of contaminants and threat analysis Direct access to security products Nationwide networking forum of drinking water and wastewater utilities

8 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. Features WaterISAC Basic WaterISAC Pro Ultra secure portal 24/7 access to intelligence analysis Secure means of quickly reporting an incident

9 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. Features WaterISAC Basic WaterISAC Pro Security incident reports with analysis and trends Vulnerability assessment tools and resource Emergency preparedness and response plan tools and resources

10 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. Features WaterISAC Basic WaterISAC Pro Online library of security-related documents and reports Secure, searchable archive of federal Alerts, Advisories, Bulletins and Updates Notifications of cyber vulnerabilities

11 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. Features WaterISAC Basic WaterISA C Pro Technical fixes sent via and mobile devices Archive of federal Alerts, Advisories, Bulletins and Reports

12 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. Scenario Water system director on a business trip hears a rumor that a couple carrying bomb materials is headed towards his city. What would you do?

13 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. What Really Happened? Utility director called WaterISAC and asked for assistance. WaterISAC called DHS contacts. DHS confirmed rumor and verified that law enforcement was in pursuit. WaterISAC informed director who in turn briefed his local officials.

14 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared.

15 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. The Power to Assist Water system devastated by Hurricane Katrina contacts WaterISAC to seek assistance in locating specialized equipment. WaterISAC puts the word out. Equipment and personnel from other utilities are dispatched to the water system.

16 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. Threats Against Water Are Real Iraq - Terrorists add water utility chlorine canisters to bomb attacks Mexico - Sodium cyanide drums stolen Australia - SCADA attack results in sewage discharge Afghanistan - U.S. water system architectural drawings found in terrorist hideout

17 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. South Carolina - Two alarm sensors found cut in attempted water plant break-in California - Attempted theft of large chlorine storage tanks Georgia - A granular substance is added to water following a plant break-in facilities Texas - Public works receives a letter threatening water supply contamination

18 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. Consequences of Attacks and Other Hazards Compromised public health Economic damages Loss of fire suppression flow Reduced water quality Diminished delivery capacity Decreased public confidence Legal fallout Political fallout

19 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. WaterISAC Is Your Resource Provides a comprehensive knowledge base on hazards to water utilities Supports utilities’ security strategies, assessments and emergency plans Operates securely Functions as the distribution center for threat alerts to utilities Helps subscribers demonstrates due diligence

20 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. WaterISAC Is Secure Hosted in U.S. Government- cleared “top secret” facility Features state-of-the-art cyber security Monitored constantly for unauthorized attempts to use or alter the site Analysts and staff have government security clearances

21 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. Access requires USB key and secret passcode Each subscriber’s identity is verified Subscribers sign nondisclosure agreements

22 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. Under U.S. law, WaterISAC is a non-governmental entity and, as such, exempt from public disclosure laws Top-secret cleared analysts scrub data prior to any dissemination

23 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. WaterISAC Analysts… Assess Analyze Generate threat and vulnerability reports and summaries Interact with subscribers Interact with ISAC analysts from other critical infrastructure groups Interact with U.S. law enforcement, security, defense, and other government personnel

24 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared.

25 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. Information and Intelligence Partners U.S. Federal Agencies Central Intelligence Agency Defense Intelligence Agency National Security Agency Department of Homeland Security Federal Bureau of Investigation Transportation Security Administration Regional Information Sharing System

26 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. Department of Defense First Information Operations Command Counterintelligence Field Activity Surface Deployment & Distribution Command NORTHCOM

27 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. U.S. State Agencies Virginia Fusion Center New Jersey OHSP Nevada Emergency Operations Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center Texas Fusion Center State Police

28 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. Scenario: Dirty Bomb, Dirty Water Emergency workers responding to a dirty bomb incident have been washed down. Contaminated run- off containing radioactive waste is streaming toward your wastewater plant.

29 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. Keyword Search

30 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. Search Result

31 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. Search Result

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34 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared.

35 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. Secure Contaminant Databases WaterISAC takes the user to two other secure sites with no additional sign-in required: WCIT: Water Contaminant Information Tool (U.S. EPA) UK W.I.R. – United Kingdom Water Industry Research (proprietary contaminant data base)

36 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared.

37 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared.

38 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. The Power of Relationships The structure and professional relationships cultivated by and through WaterISAC and the ISAC Council are valuable assets ISACs share information about interdependencies, providing a basis for the discernment of patterns or threats that exist on multiple fronts

39 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared.

40 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. ISAC Council and Other ISACs Communications Electricity Sector Emergency Management and Response Financial Services Information Technology Multi-State Public Transportation

41 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. Maritime Research and Education Surface Transportation Trucking Supply Chain Chemical Water

42 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared.

43 Be Informed. Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Prepared. Subscribe to WaterISAC Call Michael Arceneaux


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