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A stellar line up of international experts speakers delivering you great insight and informative presentations and discussions to help you prepare for the next threat to your critical infrastructure and assets.

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Great reasons to attend CIPRNA

Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience North America gives you a great opportunity to meet key decision makers and influencers, share experiences, network with industry peers and discover the latest technologies and solutions for securing your assets.

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Sessions
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Exhibitors

About the Event

There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety.Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21): Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience advances a national […]

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Latest Confirmed Speakers

Dr Ryan Donaghy
Associate Director for Planning and Innovation Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Johnathan ‘Tyrone’ Glover
Community OutReach Coordinator/Field Representative Louisiana 3rd Congressional District/Congressman Clay Higgins
Jacob Miller
Cadet First Class United States Air Force Academy
Thorsten Stremlau
Systems Principal Architect NVIDIA Corporation
Darrin Swan
Co-Founder and VP Sales Todyl, USA
Mel Carraway
Regional Security Director, Surface Field Transport Security Administration
Bryan McDonald
Acting ChemLock Program Manager Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Chris Anderson
Industry Vice-Chair, Communications, ISAC and Principal Advisor, National Security and Emergency Preparedness Lumen Technologies, USA
Anna Ballance
Senior Advisor, Industry Policy Coordination Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC)
Mayor Nic Hunter
Mayor Lake Charles, LA
Caleb Goldberg
Regional Sales Manager JCI Security Products
Adam Stahl
Chief of Staff, Corporate Security Avangrid, USA

Conference Agenda

Top quality speakers covering the hot topics of today
8:30 am - 12:00 pm Site Visit

A great opportunity to see how a key CI delivers protection, security and resiliency plans to their operations. We are delighted to offer, in cooperation with CITGO and CISA Region VI, the opportunity to visit the CITGO Lake Charles refinery, and discover how the company develops and implements its resiliency planning to ensure security of […]

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Plenary

Opening Keynote session with special guests

Dr Ryan Donaghy Associate Director for Planning and Innovation
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
John Donlon QPM FSyL Chairman
International Association of CIP Profssionals (IACIPP)
Johnathan 'Tyrone' Glover Community OutReach Coordinator/Field Representative
Louisiana 3rd Congressional District/Congressman Clay Higgins
Mayor Nic Hunter Mayor
Lake Charles, LA
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Expo Hall

Networking Coffee Break in the Expo Hall, sponsored by Axis Communications

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Plenary

It is the interoperability between independent critical national infrastructures that is the catalyst for multiple failures in the so called cascade effect. As more infrastructure becomes increasingly interdependent, how do we identify the weaknesses to enhance resilience across industries to prevent and/or mitigate the effects of a natural disaster or man-made attack? How should the […]

Adam Stahl Chief of Staff, Corporate Security
Avangrid, USA
Anna Ballance Senior Advisor, Industry Policy Coordination
Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC)
Cameron Dicker Director of Global Business Resilience
FS-ISAC, USA
Chris Anderson Industry Vice-Chair, Communications, ISAC and Principal Advisor, National Security and Emergency Preparedness
Lumen Technologies, USA
Dr Ryan Donaghy Associate Director for Planning and Innovation
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Dr. Joshua Bergerson Principal Infrastructure Analyst
Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Dr. Ryan Hruska Chief Scientist - Infrastructure Dependency Analysis,
Idaho National Laboratory, USA
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Expo Hall

Networking Reception in the Expo Hall

9:00 am - 10:30 am Track One

The ever changing nature of threats, whether natural, through climate change, or man-made through terrorism activities and insider threats, and coupled together with the latest challenges with cyber attacks from many directions, creates the need to continually review and update policies, practices and technologies to meet these growing demands. But what are those emerging threats, […]

Doug Cramer Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
Micheal Hill Program Specialist
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Richard Tenney Senior Advisor, Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
9:00 am - 10:30 am Track Two

As the threat of cyber-attacks by state actors grows ever higher and attacks by criminals and malicious rogue players continues unabated the need to put in place robust legislation and standards and best practice becomes all the more urgent. What is the latest on the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act and developing regulations […]

Deborah Kobza President
International Association of Certified ISAOs / Global Security Resilience Alliance (GSRA), USA
Emilio Salabarria Senior Program Manager for Cybersecurity,
The Florida Center for Cybersecurity: Cyber Florida, usa
Keyaan Williams Managing Director
CLASS-LLC, USA
Tim Klett Strategic Technology Integration Strategist,
Idaho National Laboratory, USA
10:30 am - 11:15 am Expo Hall

Networking Coffee Break in the Expo Hall, sponsored by Axis Communications

11:15 am - 12:30 pm Track One

Communications is key to any community and its infrastructure assets has become increasingly threatened. Without communications, business will be lost, and any emergency coordination would be a disaster. The internet has become a vital part of communications for all. Protection of communication assets and their resilience is vital for businesses, government and all sectors of […]

Chris Anderson Industry Vice-Chair, Communications, ISAC and Principal Advisor, National Security and Emergency Preparedness
Lumen Technologies, USA
Dr. Srinivas Bhattiprolu Global Head of Advanced Consulting Services, Cloud and Network Services
Nokia, USA
Joshua Tannehill Technical Sales Consultant, Global Data Systems
& Vice President of Communications Sector, Infragard LA
Michael Aspland Executive Director, SHSU Institute for Homeland Security
Sam Houston State University (SHSU), USA
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Track Two

Pipelines and associated land-based infrastructure along the chain are vulnerable to technical or human failures, natural disasters, cyber-attacks, terrorist threats and other emerging risks, as well as from geopolitical disputes. Disruptions along single transport routes can threaten the uninterrupted supply across the broader network. Protecting oil and gas assets and improving resilience while meeting operational […]

Benjamin Dierker Executive Director
Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure
Ed Landgraf Director
CAMO/ Texas811
George Rey President, COTS Technology
& Vice Chair, Pelican Chapter AUVSI, USA
Mel Carraway Regional Security Director, Surface Field
Transport Security Administration
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Expo Hall

Delegate Lunch in the Expo Hall Delegate Restaurant

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Track One

The energy sector has become the most critical of sectors. Without power, driven by oil, gas and renewable energies, all other CI stops. Recent cyber attacks on the energy sector, as well as natural hazards, from hurricanes in the Gulf to fires in California, gives much room for thought on how we best protect our […]

Andrew Bochman Senior Grid Strategist – Infrastructure Defender
Idaho National Laboratory, USA
Bob Janusaitis President
InfraGard San Antonio Members Alliance
Euclid Talley Branch Manager, Critical Infrastructure Protection
Governors Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
Lt. Col. Tommy Waller, USMC Ret. President & CEO
Center for Security Policy, USA
Nathan Landry Intel Support Coordinator
Entergy Corporation, USA
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Track Two

The movement of goods and people is vital to a local and national thriving economy. Without a safe, secure and resilient transport network, an economy will crumble. The transport network, from rail, road, air and sea, is at threat from cyber attacks, terrorist threats and natural hazards and its protection and resilience is key for […]

Mel Carraway Regional Security Director, Surface Field
Transport Security Administration
Sarah-Jane Prew Aviation Security Consultant
Arup UK
Theresa M. Jones, CMMC-RP CEO
Evalv IQ, USA
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Expo Hall

Networking Coffee Break in the Expo Hall, sponsored by Axis Communications

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Track Two

Securing the digital infrastructure. Information technology is responsible for such a large portion of our workforce, business operations and access to information and data, Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) through cybersecurity and network security, is vital to protect information assets. Recent ransomware attacks and other threats, such as Malware, Stuxnet, etc and the continued cyber […]

Darrin Swan Co-Founder and VP Sales
Todyl, USA
Gregory Kemper, PSP Regional Director Sales, Enterprise
Genetec, USA
Roman Gonzales Sr Systems Engineer
Veeam Software, USA
Ron Martin ICAM-Critical Infrastructure
Capitol Technology University, USA
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Track One

Critical Industries security practices are frequently integrated across industry (especially with increasingly converging physical and cyber technologies), they can be organized into four major categories: physical, cyber, personnel, and supply chain. Combining manufacturing, or other key processes, with the need for resilient logistical operations, including in IT/OT and SCADA systems, in order to ensure reliable […]

Bryan McDonald Acting ChemLock Program Manager
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Cameron Dicker Director of Global Business Resilience
FS-ISAC, USA
Dan Frazen Agriculture Emergency Coordinator
Colorado Department of Agriculture, USA
Francesco Beltramini Security Engineering Manager
ControlPlane, UK
9:00 am - 10:30 am Track One

Predicting how threats can impact business continuity of critical assets can be of major benefit for planning resiliency or emergency response. This affects both financial and resource planning. So what are the latest roles and assessments in modeling and methodology? What role can machine learning and AI play in building more accurate predictions and what […]

Chris Janson Sr. Market advisor
Nokia, USA
Jacob Miller Cadet First Class
United States Air Force Academy
Sloan Grissom Outreach Coordinator
Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center, USA
Sunny Wescott Lead Meteorologist
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
9:00 am - 10:30 am Track Two

What are some of the latest and future technologies, from ground, underwater, or airspace awareness technologies, access controls, and space based or cyber technology, to predict or detect the wide range of potential physical and cyber threats to CNI. How is AI being utilised in technology to enhance performance.

Caleb Goldberg Regional Sales Manager
JCI Security Products
Dennis Ziemba VP of Sales and Operations
AeroDefense, USA
Joe Morgan Segment Development Manager – Critical Infrastructure
Axis Communications, USA
Simon Goldsworthy Global Business Development Manager – Intruder Detection Systems
Wavefront Systems, UK
Thorsten Stremlau Systems Principal Architect
NVIDIA Corporation
10:30 am - 11:15 am Expo Hall

Networking Coffee Break in the Expo Hall, sponsored by Axis Communications

11:15 am - 12:30 pm Track One

An insider threat is a perceived danger to your company that originates from individuals who work there, such as current or former employees, contractors, or business partners, who have inside knowledge of the company’s security procedures, data, and computer systems. The main objectives of malevolent insider threats are espionage, fraud, intellectual property theft, and sabotage, […]

Jim Henderson CEO, Insider Threat Defense Group, Inc.,
Founder / Chairman, National Insider Threat Special Interest Group
Ralph Ley Director, Workforce Development Program Office
Idaho National Laboratory, USA
Sarah-Jane Prew Aviation Security Consultant
Arup UK
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Track Two

Being prepared for the changing threat environment can benefit greatly in mitigating its impact on infrastructure and the broader community, ensuring resilience, safety and security. How to we develop and plan the best resilience strategies within our CI community? Through discpline in information sharing and making infrastructure preparedness personal, we can help to build resilience […]

Charles Burton Technology Director
Calcasieu Parish, USA
Douglas DeLancey Branch Chief, Strategy and Communications
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Jeff Gaynor President
American Resilience, USA
Ollie Gagnon III, CISSP, CPP, PSP Chief Homeland Security Advisor
Idaho National Laboratory, USA
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Expo Hall

Delegate Lunch in the Expo Hall Delegate Restaurant

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Plenary

It is well established that information sharing and collaboration is essential for developing effective risk, resilience and emergency management planning. Information and Knowledge is key to make the right decisions to better plan to protect your assets. How do we break down the barriers to information sharing? How do we continue to build trust between […]

Alex Brickner Director of Small Business, Innovation, and Research Programs
University of Massachusetts Lowell Applied Research Corporation, USA
Lester Millet Policy & Planning Director and Safety Risk Agency Manager
Port of South Louisiana & President, Infragard Louisiana
Rola Hariri Defense Industrial Base Sector Liaison
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Terence Check Senior Counsel – Infrastructure Security
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

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Highlights from CIPRNA 2023

A great CIPRNA 2023, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, supported by Infragard Louisiana and IACIPP, saw over 300 delegates share experiences and network to collaborate on enhancing the protection and resilience of critical assets and infrastructure.

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Location

L'Auberge Hotel & Casino

Lake Charles, LA

Featuring an on-site casino and live music venues, the L’Auberge Hotel and Casino in Lake Charles only 15 minutes drive from Lake Charles Airport, and less than 2 hours from Houston International Airport. The boutique-style guest rooms at L’Auberge Lake Charles have a flat-screen TV and an additional TV built into the bathroom mirror. Guests will also enjoy the comfort of a plush robe. Plenty of restaurant options, including a buffet, a steakhouse, a sports bar, grille and wine bar, and a café offer a wide variety of meal options for L’Auberge guests. Even the spacious casino floor can’t contain all of the fun, wonder and glamour of L’Auberge Casino Resort! You’ll find plenty of ways to pass the time in peerless style.

Owner / Operators of Critical Infrastructure (CI) Delegate Pass

$295

Early Bird Rate $195 (Standard Rate $295 from 12th February)*

Includes 3 day conference, conference proceedings, keynote, exhibition, networking reception, coffee breaks and 2 lunches.

If you work directly for a company is an owner/operator of infrastructure directly in the following sectors:

• Chemical Sector
• Commercial Facilities Sector
• Communications Sector
• Critical Manufacturing Sector
• Dams Sector
• Defense Industrial Base Sector
• Emergency Services Sector
• Energy Sector
• Financial Services Sector
• Food and Agriculture Sector
• Information Technology Sector
• Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector
• Transportation Systems Sector
• Water and Wastewater Systems Sector

Early Bird Rate expires 12th February 2024.

*plus sales tax

 

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Government Agency Delegate Pass

$295

Early Bird Rate $195 (Standard Rate $295 from 12th February)*

Includes 3 day conference, conference proceedings, keynote, exhibition, networking reception, coffee breaks and 2 lunches

If you work directly for a government department, agency, law enforcement:

• National government agencies responsible for national security and emergency/contingency planning (FEMA / DHS, etc)
• Police and Security Agencies
• Emergency Services, First Responders
• Emergency Managers and Operators
• Local Government
• Public Port Security Managers
• Public Transport Security Managers
• Public Administrators and Managers
• Public Health, Safety, and Healthcare Professionals
• Policy, Legal and Law Enforcement
• Urban Planners and County Commissioners
• NATO / Military / Border Officials

Early Bird Rate expires 12th February 2024.

*plus sales tax

 

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Commercial, Industry and Other Organizations Delegate Pass

$795

Early Bird Rate $495 (Standard Rate $795 from 12th February)*

Includes 3 day conference, conference proceedings, keynote, exhibition, networking reception, coffee breaks and 2 lunches

If you work for a organization or company supporting or in the supply chain to CI or agencies, such as:

• Engineers, Architects, Constructors and Landscape Designers
• Transportation Managers and Planners
• Facility, Data and IT Managers
• Supply Chain Logistic Managers and Operators
• Event Security Managers
• Architects / Civil Engineers
• OEM and Technology Providers

Early Bird Rate expires 12th February 2024.

*plus sales tax

 

 

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University Researcher/Student Delegates Pass

$195

Standard Rate $195*

Includes 3 day conference, conference proceedings, keynote, exhibition, networking reception, coffee breaks and 2 lunches

If you are a Full Time Student or Researcher/Academic from a University or Academic Research Institute.

*plus sales tax

 

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Exhibitor / Sponsor Delegate Pass

$395

Early Bird Rate $295 (Standard Rate $425 from 12th February)*

Includes 3 day conference, conference proceedings, keynote, exhibition, networking reception, coffee breaks and 2 lunches

If you work for a organization or company exhibiting or sponsoring the event, and wish to attend the full conference.

Early Bird Rate expires 12th February 2024.

*plus sales tax

 

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Expo Only Visitor Pass

$50 $10

Expo Only Visitor Pass – $10 (On-site Registration $50)*

Access to expo only to view and meet the companies showcasing latest technologies and solutions.
Including coffee.

$10 Expo Access Pass on pre-registration.

(Ticket is Non-Refundable under any circumstances)
(International Visitors: Letter to support Visa Applications will not be issued with Expo Only Visitor Pass)

*plus sales tax

 

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