IT Solutions Architects and Cyber Security Engineering
Client Name: California Water Services Group
Project Lifecycle: 7/2015-12/2015
Consultant: Michael W. Meissner, RCDD
Title: Ethernautics: Cyber Security Architect – Program Manager – Project Manager
Project Title: Cyber Security Program Development and Governance
Cyber Security Program Development and Governance; Cyber Security Digital Engineering,
Project Management; Network Engineering; Vulnerability Assessment and Remediation for Plant Control System (PCS) and SCADA Systems in production for treatment and distribution of water.
Is an Infrastructure Engineering Consultancy providing professional Cyber Security Services. Including Cyber Security Design Engineering, Vulnerability Assessments and Mitigation, Program Management and Implementation and Governance.
Michael W. Meissner, RCDD
Is an internationally recognized Program Manager and Solutions Architect for organizational Cyber Security Programs with over 20 years of implementation experience in the domain of Plant Control Systems (PCS) and SCADA systems and Internet-of-Things (IoT). Meissner authored Authorization and Control: Addressability (US Patent # 6070001).
Meissner’s experience and technical acumen has lead Ethernautics, Inc. in its Cyber Security Engineering Practice since 2007 lending his experience to multiple Ethernautics clients.
Mr. Meissner performed under contract with Ethernautics at California Water Services in San Jose, California from 07/2015 thru 12/2015.
Is a Water Utility – Providing Water Treatment and Distribution throughout California, Hawaii, New Mexico and Washington. The Infrastructure is a part of what was Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-21 – Critical Infrastructure Security Resilience. Along with other financial and cyber security requirements create a regulatory climate for that elucidated the need for protection of its Critical Digital Assets and Structures from Cyber Attack. California Water Services has significant assets that make up its Plant Control Systems (PCS/ICS) and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and require ongoing monitoring and improvements in its overall Cyber Security Defense-in-Depth Posture.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The primary scope of the work to be performed centered on the implementation of NIST – Cyber Security Framework for Critical Infrastructure. Network Security Design, Security Systems, Plant Control and SCADA Systems in Water Distribution Infrastructure. Implementation of selected best practices.
Mr. Meissner primary duties were as a Consulting Systems Architect and Program Manager. He also performed as as Cyber Security Digital Engineer. In the performance of configuration and asset management he also utilized his RCDD skills.
Program Management and Project Management
Cyber Security Digital Engineer
Business System Analysis
Mr. Meissner performed analysis of heterogeneous ICS/PCS systems deployed at California Water Services
Asset Management and Critical Digital Asset Determination throughout the System Lifecycle
Quality Assurance and Test
Cyber Security Governance and Regulatory Compliance
Policies and Procedures development Security Systems
Plant Control and SCADA Systems in Water Distribution Infrastructure.
Integrated Plant Control Systems ( PLC’s Modbus, BACNet, SCADA ProSCADA, [Kepware, Wonderware], WiFi), CISCO (ISE), Waterfall/Canary/Owl Data Diodes, Palo Alto, VMWare, Integration of Communications Networks, Voice, Data, Paging, Radio and Wireless (Voice and Data), Oracle.
Integration of Communications Networks, Voice, Data, Paging, Radio and Wireless (Voice and Data