Program – Day Three


9am – 10.30am

TRACK ONE: 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?

– 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

TRACK TWO: Session 6b:
Funding for CI, Community, Business, State and National Resilience-based Preparedness
America’s critical infrastructure preparedness trajectory continues to decline. In an increasingly dangerous domestic and international environment, America must have, an objectively measurable, achievable, and sustainable critical infrastructure and by extension National preparedness condition — one built from Communities to Washington, DC. The biggest obstacle to the continuous modernization of America’s community-based, and inextricably cyber-reliant critical infrastructures has been funding. In view of the foregoing, the panel will address business and community perspectives on CI preparedness and (via pre-recorded presentation), an historically and operationally proven initiative now before the US Congress: The creation of a community and state CI requirements driven, private sector organized and operated National Infrastructure Bank.

– Chair: Jeff Gaynor, President, National Resilience
– Minna LeVine, CEO/President, SMART Community Exchange
– Tedra Cheatham, CEcD, Executive Director, State Economic Competitiveness Louisiana Economic Development
– Alphecca Muttardy, Member, National Infrastructure Bank Coalition, Former Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund

10.30am-11.15am – Networking Coffee Break

TRACK ONE: Session 7a:
Developing Resilience Strategies
How to we develop and plan the best resilience strategies within our CI community? Through discipline 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
– Resiliency Benefits of a Holistic Identity – Charles Burton, Technology Director, Calcasieu Parish Government
– The Health Analysis Research for Public Events (HARPE) Tool – Stephanie Jenkins, Cyber Security Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory
– Overcoming infrastructure security and response challenges – Matt Sexton, Cybersecurity and IT Expert, Hexagon

TRACK TWO: 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.

– Secure Tomorrow Series: A Strategic Foresight Toolkit to Prepare for the Future – Noel Kyle, Program Lead, 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;
– The Next Evolution of Security Technologies, Clark Harbaugh, director of strategic sales, JCI Security Products
– Gawain Guerdy of Thermal Imaging Radar

12.30pm – 2pm – 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

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