Program – Day Two


WEDNESDAY 8th MARCH 2023


9:00am-10:30am

TRACK ONE: Session 2a:
Emerging Threats against CI
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, both physical and cyber, and how can we identify, monitor and manage their levels of potential damage?

– Extreme Weather Impacts to Critical Infrastructure – Sunny Wescott, Lead Meteorologist – Extreme Weather Outreach, CISA
– Vanessa Tibbits, Associate Special Agent in Charge, FBI
– Steve Zeringue, WMD Co-ordinator, FBI*
– Tom Robertson, Director North America, The International Emergency Management Society

TRACK TWO: Session 2b:
Crisis Management, Coordination & Communication
Planning and preparation is the key to ensuring that CI and venue operators have the right equipment, processes and procedures in place to respond in the event of an emergency. Coordination and information sharing is essential for situational awareness and can improve the planning process. How do we better coordinate and co-operate to enhance protection and resilience.

- Data and Information Sharing for the Critical Infrastructure Enterprise – Carmen Zapata, Senior Technical Advisor, Infrastructure Security Division, CISA
- George Markowsky, The International Emergency Management Society
- Critical Infrastructure Facility Protection Awareness - Ron Martin, Capitol Tech University
- The Response Recipe: Combining emergency management, continuity, and cyber incident response – Keyaan J Williams, Managing Director, Cyber Leadership and Strategy Solutions, LLC

WORKSHOP: Session 2c: Global Cyber First Responder Workshop
Hosted by the International Association of Certified ISAOs

10.30am-11.15am - Networking Coffee Break


11.15am - 12.30pm

TRACK ONE: Session 3a: Power & Energy Sector Symposium
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 most vital assets, including IT/OT and SCADA systems. How can we mitigate the impact of an attack or outage on the wider community and society.

– Amanda Rogers, Fire, Safety & Security Representative, LOOP*
– Marisol Cruz Cain, Director IT & Cybersecurity, Government Accountability Office (GAO)
– Eric Rollison, Assistant Director, Risk Analysis, Resilience, and Recovery, Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER), US Department of Energy
– Leveraging Machine Learning to Improve Hazardous Drilling Operations – Joe Morgan, Segment Development Manager – Critical Infrastructure, Axis Communications
– Darin Dillon, Senior Director Energy, LenelS2

TRACK TWO: Session 3b: Transport Sector Symposium
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 communities and countries to maintain their economies.

– Ronald Pavlik, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Transport Security Administration
– Physical Security Challenges at Airports – Arden Hudson, Federal Security Director, TSA
– HPD Lt Christopher Smith Port of New Orleans
– Challenges with Cybersecurity at Airports – Carissa VanderMey, TSA
– Physical Security Challenges at Airports – Arden Hudson, Federal Security Director, TSA
– Zach Albritton, Senior Special Agent, Union Pacific, Railroad Police

WORKSHOP: Session 3c: The International Emergency Management Society Workshop
Hosted by The International Emergency Management Society

12.30pm-2pm - Networking Lunch


2pm - 3.30pm

TRACK ONE: Session 4a: Communications Sector Symposium
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 CI.

– Priority Telecommunications – Stay Connected When It Matters Most – Colleen Wright; Larry Clutts; Cathy Orcutt, Priority Telecommunications Area Representatives, CISA
– Strategies to Counter 5G Threats and Secure the Cyber Domain – Melissa Ken, Assistant Professor of Law, US Air Force
– Joshua Tannehill, Sr. Manager, Lumen Trust & Safety
– Mike Regan, VP Business Performance, Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)

TRACK TWO: Session 4b:
CBRNE Sector Symposium
Sectors such as Chemicals, Nuclear and Water/Wastewater are as much at threat from an attack as a threat they pose that could include CBRNE agents in terrorist attacks against CI. The convergence of biological and cyber sector issues also characterises an evolving frontier in health security, and mitigation of such attacks is as much of a consideration as post attack resilience.

– Chemical Sector Risk Management Agency Resources for Enhanced Security and Resilience – Dr Ashley Pennington, Chemical Engineer CISA
– Joint Collaboration to Enhance Chemical Security – Dr. Ryan Donaghy, Deputy Branch Chief for Policy, Rulemaking, and Engagement CISA
– Buren (Ric) Morre, GOHSEP Intelligence Officer, Louisiana State Analytical & Fusion Exchange (LA-SAFE) Liaison & Amanda Ames, Chief Engineer, LDH/OPH/Engineering Services
– TBC

WORKSHOP: Session 4c: CT Briefing
Hosted by HS Today

3.30pm-4.15pm - Networking Coffee Break


TRACK ONE: Session 5a:
Critical Manufacturing & Logistics Sector Symposium
Critical Manufacturing Sector 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 with the need for resilient logistical operations, in order to ensure reliable and timely delivery is key to any thriving economy.

– Joseph Booth, Sector Chief, Critical Manufacturing Sector, Infragard LA
– Bob Kolasky, Senior Vice President for Critical Infrastructure, Exiger
– Risk Assessment and Hazard Mitigation Planning for Storage Tanks – Yangyang Wu, Director of Advanced Analysis, Roundtable Engineering Solutions
– TBC

TRACK TWO: Session 5b:
Government, Defence & Space Sector Symposium
As we rely more and more heavily on satellites for communications, navigation, observation and security/defence, the requirement to ensure that space based systems are both secure and resilient becomes more urgent. Government networks and systems need to lead security and resilience across agencies and departments for confidence throughout the CI sectors and communities. What impact does the Government, Defence and Space based systems have as a growing role in CI resilience.

– Advanced Persistent Threats: Threats to Public Safety Communications – Richard Tenney, Senior Advisor, Cyber, CISA Emergency Communications Division
– Legal Aspects of Information Sharing and the National Plan to Secure Critical Infrastructure – Terence Check, Senior Counsel, CISA
– Deborah Kobza, President, International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI)
– Senior Representative, NASA*

WORKSHOP: Session 5c CT Briefing
Hosted by HS Today