Consequence-Driven Cyber-Informed Engineering


Consequence-Driven, Cyber-Informed Engineering (CCE)
Seminar for the water sector

AWWA's 3-day in-person seminar Consequence-Driven, Cyber-Informed Engineering (CCE) Training for the Water Sector provides participants with a fundamental knowledge of the CCE methodology. Focused on securing the nation’s water and wastewater systems, CCE is an emerging methodology developed by Idaho National Laboratory to improve cyber-defense of our critical infrastructure systems.

Future dates to be announced.


Stay tuned for 2022 - 2023 dates


Who should attend? 

SCADA Director/Manager/Analyst IT Manager Director/Manager/Analyst
Cybersecurity Manager Director/Manager/Analyst Operations Director/Manager/Analyst
Control System Engineer CIO
Civil/Electrical/Mechanical Design Engineer CISO
Emergency Manager Security Manager
Risk Manager  

Register by May 13, 2022 for Early rates:

Sample Registration Rates
Non member 
Non member 
Seminar Registration  
Includes Day 1 Lunch & CCE Book* 
$1025 $1125  $1125  $1225

*Registration fee includes complimentary copy of the INL book Countering Cyber Sabotage: Introducing Consequence-Driven, Cyber-Informed Engineering (CCE)
by Andrew A. Bochman and Sarah G. Freeman.



AWWA's Seminar Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing and faxed or mailed to AWWA. Phone cancellations are not accepted. All cancellations postmarked/fax-dated by early deadline will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. Cancellations post-deadline will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are welcome, if pre-approved in writing.
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Program details

Consequence-driven, Cyber-informed Engineering (CCE) is a methodology developed by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) that aims to reduce the impact of an advanced, targeted cyber sabotage campaign on an organization’s most critical operations. Water Sector CCE training provides water and wastewater utilities with a self-guided approach to conducting CCE within their organizations. Assuming an aggressor mindset, CCE examines how an adversary might target the most critical operations, focusing on entire systems and processes, not individual technologies. Even strong cyber hygiene may not withstand a targeted attack campaign intent on physical damage. Rather than focusing on perimeter defenses that reduce attacker access, CCE results in engineering changes and process improvements that limit the damage an attacker can do once inside.


Module 1  |  Introducing CCE for the Water Sector 
Module 2  |  Phase 1 – Consequence Prioritization
Module 3  |  Phase 2 – System of Systems Analysis
Module 4  |  Phase 3 – Consequence-Based Targeting 
Module 5  |  Phase 4 – Protections and Mitigations
Module 6  |  Capstone Project 

The CCE seminar is designed specifically for water-sector infrastructure owners, engineers, operators, vendors, contractors, and manufacturers.





Your Seminar Instructors

Andrew Ohrt Headshot
Andrew Ohrt, PE
Resilience Practice Area Lead, West Yost

Andrew is based in Duluth, MN and is the Resilience Practice Area Lead at West Yost Associates. He has led AWWA projects to build Water Sector cybersecurity resources since 2019. He currently leads West Yost’s partnership with Idaho National Laboratory to bring CCE to the water/wastewater sector.
Joel Cox Headshot
Cybersecurity Engineering Manager, West Yost

Joel is the Cybersecurity Engineering Manager at West Yost Associates. He has over 25 years of cross-sector IT and OT cybersecurity experience. Joel has served as a Subject Matter Expert for the development of AWWA resources since 2019.

Derek Zoner
Technical Specialist, West Yost

Derek graduated from Idaho State University with a B.AS. in Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity in 2021. After graduation he interned at Idaho National Laboratory supporting the development of Consequence-Driven Cyber-Informed Engineering (CCE) training case studies. Derek is currently a Technical Specialist on the Operations Technology, Cybersecurity, and Resilience Team at West Yost Associates and is excited to contribute to CCE in the Water Sector.