Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience North America

Program – Day Three

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9:00am-10:30am – Session 5a: Enhancing Preparedness and Response Capabilities
Prior, planning and preparation is the key to ensuring that CNI operators have the right equipment, processes and procedures in place to respond in the event of an emergency.Major General W Montague “Q” Winfield, FEMA Region IV Federal Preparedness Coordinator & Director, National Preparedness Division

Policy and technical support to the EPCIP and the fight against Terrorism
Alessandro Lazari, Contract Agent, European Commission – Joint Research Centre – Directorate “Space, Security and Migration” – Unit E.02 “Technology innovation in Security”.

Carlos Morales, Manager of Critical Infrastructure & Compliance, NextEra Energy / Florida Light & Power


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

11:15am – 12:30pm – Session 6a: Technologies to Detect and Protect
What are some of the latest and future technologies, from ground surveillance to space based technology, to predict or detect potential threats to CNI, whether natural or terrorist related.

Matt Conner, Chief Information Security Officer, National Geo-Spacial Intelligence Agency

Effective & Efficient Perimeters – Radar Video Surveillance
Adrian Fielding, Global Marketing Director – Integrated Protective Solutions, Honeywell

Chemical Threat Early detection for Critical Infrastructures
Sebastien Blanchard, Sales Manager, Bertin Corp

Drone Security: State of an Evolving Threat
Andrew Tormey, Business Development, Gryphon Sensors


9:00am-10:30am – Session 5b: Cyber Defence Strategies for CII
How do we ensure that CNI operators have the right analysis and protection systems in place to prevent the disruption or destruction critical information infrastructure (CII) and have the right resilience procedures in place the event of a breach.Maritime & Port ISAO (MPS-ISAO) Gulf of Mexico Cyber Exercise Briefing
Cyber/Physical (All-Hazards) Incident Response
Darnell Washington; Desiree Carter, SecureXperts
Deborah Kobza, Exec. Director, MPS-ISAO, Inc

Mitigating Risks in the Innovation Economy
Victoria Shirazi, Project Lead “Mitigating Risks in the Innovation Economy”, World Economic Forum

International Focus on Regional Resilience
Stacey Stanchfield, Lead Cybersecurity Engineer, MITRE

Multiple OS Rotational Environment Moving Target Defense as a Proactive Defense against Zero-Day Vulnerabilities
Nathaniel Evans, Cyber Operations, Analysis and Research Lead, Argonne National Laboratory

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

11:15am – 12:30pm – Session 6b: Operationalizing Resilience
In view of realities and what practitioners know “keep them awake at night,” this session will discuss the relationship between “information sharing”, intelligence gathering and target identification and assessment in IOT and present proven and actionable solutions to operationalize resilience and correct a critical infrastructure, business, community and National preparedness situation, that in the absence of resilience will continue to deteriorate.

Chair: Judge William H. Webster, the Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC)

Kathy Francis, Executive Director of Emergency Management Mid, Atlantic Center for Emergency Management, Frederick Community College, Maryland

Jeff Gaynor, President, American Resilience

Sean Chumura, Founder, CybXsecurity LLC


12.30pm-2.00pm – Delegate Networking Lunch

2.00pm-3.00pm – Plenary Session 7: PPP & Collaboration in CIP and CIIP
As so much critical national infrastructure is in the hands of public sector organizations – Public Private Partnership is a prerequisite for successful risk management and resilience.

Chair: John Donlon QPM FSI

Judge William H. Webster, the Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC)

Global Mission Assurance Program (GMAP): Establishing Integrated Situational Awareness via Streamlined Data Sharing for Collection and Visualization
Joseph Wassel, Director, C4 Resilience & Mission Assurance, US Department of Defence

3.00pm-4.00pm – Plenary Session 8: Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies
It is the interdependencies between large numbers of independent critical national infrastructures that is the catalyst for multiple failures in the so called cascade effect. How do we identify the weaknesses and prevent and/or mitigate the effects?

Chair: John Donlon QPM FSI

A strategic community dedicated to physical interdependencies: the case of Montreal
Benoit Robert, Professor, École Polytechnique de Montréal

Going further than Physical and Cyber Connections: Consideration of Logical Interdependencies
Nathaniel Evans, Cyber Operations, Analysis and Research Lead, Argonne National Laboratory