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March 12, 2024 8:30 am - 12:00 pm Site Visit

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 […]

March 12, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Plenary

Opening Keynote

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
March 12, 2024 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Expo Hall

Networking Coffee Break

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

March 12, 2024 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Plenary

CI Interdependencies and Cascading Effects in Community Situational Awareness

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
March 12, 2024 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Expo Hall

Networking Reception

Networking Reception in the Expo Hall

March 13, 2024 9:00 am - 10:30 am Track One

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, […]

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)
March 13, 2024 9:00 am - 10:30 am Track Two

Cybersecurity Regulations, Best Practice and Minimum Standards

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
March 13, 2024 10:30 am - 11:15 am Expo Hall

Networking Coffee Break

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

March 13, 2024 11:15 am - 12:30 pm Track One

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 […]

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
March 13, 2024 11:15 am - 12:30 pm Track Two

Pipelines Sector Symposium

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
March 13, 2024 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Expo Hall

Delegate Lunch

Delegate Lunch in the Expo Hall Delegate Restaurant

March 13, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Track One

Power & Energy (Grid Resiliency) 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 […]

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
March 13, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Track Two

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 […]

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
March 13, 2024 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Expo Hall

Networking Coffee Break

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

March 13, 2024 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Track Two

Information Technology (CIIP) / Cybersecurity Symposium

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
March 13, 2024 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Track One

Critical Industries Sector Symposium

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
March 14, 2024 9:00 am - 10:30 am Track One

Modeling and Methodology Around Incident Mitigation & Emergency Management

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)
March 14, 2024 9:00 am - 10:30 am Track Two

Technologies to Detect and Protect

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
March 14, 2024 10:30 am - 11:15 am Expo Hall

Networking Coffee Break

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

March 14, 2024 11:15 am - 12:30 pm Track One

The Insider Threat

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
March 14, 2024 11:15 am - 12:30 pm Track Two

Strategic Resilience Planning

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
March 14, 2024 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Expo Hall

Delegate Lunch

Delegate Lunch in the Expo Hall Delegate Restaurant

March 14, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Plenary

Collaboration, Information Sharing and Enhancing PPPs

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