Invited Speakers

This year’s symposium will feature several prominent speakers who will present on pertinent industry topics, including Industry Standards, Cybersecurity, and Smart Cities Initiatives.  In addition to the keynote speaker, guest speakers and technical session presenters, two presenters have been invited to speak.  They are Matt Barrett, Program Manager for the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and Patricia Lamb,  Program Manager for Critical Infrastructure Protection at DC Water.


Matt Barrett: NIST Program Manager, Cybersecurity Framework

Matt Barrett leads Cybersecurity Framework activities at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  Not only do Matt and his team manage awareness and education of Framework, but also the on-going collaboration between public and private sectors to evolve Framework.  Matt will discuss the recently revised Framework (Version 1.1) and its connection to the sector-specific cybersecurity guidance developed by AWWA, and the ISA 62443 multi-part standard for Industrial Automation and Control System Cybersecurity.



Patricia Lamb: Critical Infrastructure Protection Program Manager, DC Water

Patricia is responsible for planning, monitoring, and coordination all DC Water critical infrastructure protection functions.  She acts as the primary interface with the National Capital Region and other regional entities for all DC Water critical infrastructure protection activities.  Patricia completed DC Water and Sewer Authority’s first, enterprise-wide AWWA J100 Risk and Resilience Assessment in May 2018.  In her presentation Patrica will discuss how the J100 risk assessment methodology relates to other key resources utilities can employ to assess and manage risks – including cyber risks!