Program – Day Three


9:00am-10:30am – Session 6a: Mitigating Major Threats
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 can we counter these emerging physical and cyber threats to minimise loss of service and financial impact?
Chair: John Donlon QPM, FSI

Improvised Explosive Devices and Critical Infrastructure Protection – Douglas DeLancey, Chief, Strategy Branch, Office for Bombing Prevention

The Importance of Embedding Security into the Design of CNI Facilities – Sarah Jane Prew, Senior Security Consultant, Arup, UK

The Insider Threat – Catherine Piana, Secretary General, Help 2 Protect, Belgium

Implementing the NIST CSF – Glenda R. Snodgrass, President, The Net Effect, LLC

9:00am-10:30am – Session 6b: Developing Resilience Strategies
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 into our infrastructures that benefit the whole community.

The P.A.C.E. of Risk Society – Dr. William T. Spencer PhD, Deputy Associate Director of Operations, District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Critical Infrastructure Facility Protection Awareness – Ron Martin, Capitol Tech University

The Health Analysis Research for Public Events (HARPE) Tool – Stephanie Jenkins, Cyber Security Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory


10:30am-11:15am – Networking Coffee Break

11:15am-12:30pm – Session 7a: Access to Funding for CI Security
How can CI operators and industry gain access to funding
Chair: Jeff Gaynor, President, American Resilience

Minna LeVine, Founder, SMART Community Exchange


11:15am-12:30pm – Session 7b: Technologies to Detect and Protect
What are some of the latest and future technologies, from ground surveillance, space based or cyber technology, to predict or detect the wide range of potential threats to CNI.
Chair: John Donlon

Secure Tomorrow Series: A Strategic Foresight Toolkit to Prepare for the Future – Leigh J. Blackburn, Ph.D., Senior IT Specialist, Program Manager for Secure Tomorrow Series, CISA

How Unified Physical Security Solutions Help You Thrive in Evolving Times – Stephen Homrighaus, Account Executive, Enterprise Markets, Genetec

Overcoming infrastructure security and response challenges – David Armstrong, vice president and general manager of North America government, transportation and defense for Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division & Matt Sexton, an executive with over 20 years of Cybersecurity and IT experience across civilian, defense, intel and commercial markets. 


12:30pm-2:00pm – Delegate Networking Lunch

2pm-3:30pm – PANEL DISCUSSION: “The Last Mile” Community Roles in Critical Infrastructure and National Preparedness
Given over 90% of US critical infrastructures are privately owned and operated, how do we make infrastructure preparedness objectively measurable and moreover, personal? The implementation of nationally comprehensive and compatible, objectively measurable and operationally proven solutions are required to correct situational awareness, information and requirements gaps between critical infrastructure sectors, operators and consumers to meet the the Presidential (PPD-21) infrastructure policy goals. ‘Communities’ are “The Last Mile” of critical infrastructure product and service delivery. The panel will focus on this reality and the means to actively engage America’s communities in informing and achieving America’s infrastructure and National preparedness goals.
Chair/Moderator: John Donlon QPM FSI

Clay Rives, MPA, LEM-P, Director, East Baton Rouge Parish | Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

Randy Meshell, Federal Preparedness Coordinator Region VI, FEMA

Jeff McKee, Regional Coordinator, CISA

Lester Millet, President, Infragard LA

Euclid D. Talley, Branch Manager, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

Jeff Gaynor, President, National Resilience

Questions, Discussion, Round Up and Conference Close by John Donlon QPM, FSI, Conference Chairman