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LI Water Commissioners Receive Update on Cybersecurity & Business Continuity Relating to LI Water Suppliers at NSWCA Meeting

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LI water commissioners are updated on state of the art cybersecurity measures as they apply to the water supply industry and LI suppliers during a recent NSWCA meeting.

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(L to R): NSWCA 2nd VP & Westbury W.D. Commissioner Vincent Abbatiello; Guest speaker Jonathan Berlin of Total Technology Solutions; NSWCA President & Massapequa W.D. Commissioner Raymond Averna; NSWCA 1st VP & Plainview Water District Commissioner Andrew Bader; NSWCA Treasurer & Hicksville W.D. Commissioner William Schuckmann; and Guest Speaker James Tauer of Total Technology Solutions.

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Williston Park, NY - August 18, 2016 - At a recent meeting held by Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA), which consists of water commissioners representing 21 water districts across Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island water district commissioner NSWCA members received a comprehensive update on state of the art cybersecurity measures as they apply to the water supply industry and Long Island suppliers.  Sponsored by Cathedral Gardens Water District, represented by Commissioners Ray Rockensies, Glenn Barnett, and Joseph Corino, Guest speakers Jonathan Berlin of Smithtown, NY and James Tauer of Islip, NY of Total Technology Solutions of Melville, NY, explained how cyberthreats have become more rampant than ever in 2016. 

Mr. Berlin commented, “In today’s world, it’s a case of managing risk and compliance. Top threats to water districts can include social engineering and insider threats, malware, phishing and ransomeware. All of these affect cybersecurity can take a communications network down, destroy it, or paralyze it.” 

Mr. Tauer cited examples of cybercrimes against water providers across the country and discussed essential steps necessary to guard against them and ensure business continuity. He commented, “Total Technology’s Layered Defense is specifically designed to counter cybercrime. It is comprehensive, overlapping and intentionally redundant to provide the broadest and deepest threat protection. It starts with physical Water District site surveying as well as network assessment and includes vulnerability scanning and awareness training.” 

“Water Districts are highly visible cyber targets because of the essential services we supply”, said NSWCA President and Massapequa Water Commissioner Raymond J. Averna.  “Cybersecurity awareness training is vitally important to help maintain an uninterrupted supply of the highest quality water, which is the responsibility of every one of our member Districts.”

For further information about NSWCA, conact Mr. Raymond J. Averna, NSWCA President, via phone, 516-650-5880, or email.

Organized and chartered in 1981, Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) is comprised of water commissioners from 21 Nassau and Suffolk County water districts.  The NSWCA is dedicated to promoting environmental excellence and best practices as well as maintaining the highest standards of water quality and supply. NSWCA sponsors regular educational meetings on topics that include the environment, security, economics, rules and regulations, among other related issues.

Founded in 1988, Total Technology Solutions is a full service Information Technology solutions provider located in Melville NY. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, Total’s team of talented engineers and technicians continually masters the latest technologies to best support the needs of clients of all sizes and businesses.