Security Implications of HMIs and Control Devices in Water/Wastewater Environments
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IEPA ID#: 7289
Room: C005
Time: 12:45 - 1:15 pm
Presenter: Kaysee Fortenberry, Beijer Electronics

Moderator: Frank Frelka

SUMMARY: HMIs are the main point-control devices for modern water/wastewater facilities. Unfortunately most lack comprehensive risk assessments, security policies and proper defenses. System confidentiality, integrity and availability are poor. This presentation will describe HMI security issues and provide best practices for HMI implementation and deployment in water and wastewater environments.

Kaysee Fortenberry, Beijer Electronics

Kaysee Fortenberry is a Regional Sales Manager for Beijer Electronics, Inc. He leads the sales, marketing, and communication functions for the Midwest Region. He has held various engineering and sales leadership roles throughout his career. Prior to joining Beijer, he was the Western Regional Sales Manager for Danaher Specialty Products.

Kaysee's employer, Beijer Electronics is very active in water/wastewater. Beijer Electronics offers powerful and reliable human machine interface (HMI) terminals and industrial PC products that are designed for water/wastewater treatment plants. From water purification and wastewater filtration plants to outdoor mobile pumps, Beijer Electronics has designed products that are perfectly matched for the water/wastewater environment.

Kaysee has a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University. He is currently pursuing a Master's in Business Administration and a Masters in Divinity from North Park University in Chicago. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife Donna and their two children Aniyah and Kelsey.