Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience North America

Program – Day Two

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9:00am-10:30am – Session 2: FEMA Workshop
Chair: David Fortino, Regional Continuity Manager,Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Long Term Power Failure Workshop
The focus of this workshop is specifically the local level response and interaction / coordination of local and state agencies and private sector partnerships. The workshop will yield a better understanding of how LTPO response is managed and its relationship within the multi-agency coordination concept. The discussion will assist in improving sustainment of power and response continuity. Private sector, state and local government entities will have the opportunity to participate in discussions addressing an LTPO.

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

11:15am-12:30pm – FEMA Workshop (pt 2) Continuing the Long Term Power Failure Workshop hosted by FEMA

12.30pm-2:00pm – Delegate Networking Lunch

2:00pm-3:30pm – Session 3a: Emerging Threats on CNI
Threats to critical national infrastructure come in many forms, whether it is UAV’s, disruption of GPS/GNSS signals or flood waters. Identifying new and potential threats is crucial to enabling governments, law enforcement, operators and stakeholders to take the necessary steps to mitigate against possible disruption.

Chair: John Donlon QPM FSI

Brian LaMarre, Meteorologist-in-Charge, NOAA Gulf of Mexico Regional Collaboration Team Lead, National Weather Service

Securing GNSS for Critical Infrastructure
Guy Buesnel, PNT Security Technologist, Spirent Communications

The Insider Threat
Sarah-Jane Prew, Crimestoppers, UK


3:30pm-4:15pm – Networking Coffee Break

4:15pm – 5:30pm – Session 4a: Standards and Best Practice in CIP and Resilience
Protection and resilience of CNI can be driven by minimum standards and best practice, but how are these developed and met? What is considered a minimum standard and how can standardizations of standards and best practice meet the challenge?

Responsible Use of GPS for Critical Infrastructure
Kevin Skey, Sr. Principal Engineer, The MITRE Corporation

Michelle Maas-Deane, Director, Homeland Defense and Security Standardization Collaborative (HDSSC), American National Standards Institute’s Homeland Security Standards Panel (ANSI-HSSP)

Keeping the Lights on: Protecting America’s Electric Grid from Attack
Brian Harrell, Vice President of Security, AlertEnterprise


2:00pm-3:30pm – Session 3b: Advancing Cyber Security Resilience, Information Sharing & Analysis Organizations (Intel Sharing, Standards, & Certification); Information Sharing Legislation
As cyber-attacks continue to increase in numbers and sophistication, it is the responsibility of private-sector critical infrastructure owners and operators and government to work together collaboratively in order to advance cybersecurity at a more rapid pace. Information Sharing & Analysis Organizations (ISAOs) Standards & Certification, IACINet – Global Threat Intelligence Information Sharing & Response, Information Sharing Legislation (Privacy), Opportunities to Engage.

Chair: TBC

Advancing Cyber Resilience – Adding a New Layer of Cybersecurity
Deborah Kobza, President, The International Association of Certified ISAOs, Global Situational Awareness Center, NASA/Kennedy Space Center

Is Privacy at Odds with the Information Sharing Environment?
James Emerson, Chairman of the Computer Crime and Digital Evidence Committee, International Association of Chiefs of Police

IACINet – The Next Evolution of Information Sharing – Sightings & Controls
Aharon Chernin, CEO and Founder, Perch Security & Sanjay Patel, CEO, SmartHive

3:30pm-4:15pm – Networking Coffee Break

4:15pm – 5:30pm – Session 4b: Cybersecurity Threats and Trends
The digital age has opened up immense new opportunities for criminal activity, providing numerous communications channels and instant access to critical information and data. But what are the latest threats in the cybersecurity space and what are the future trends likely to be in attacks on our critical information infrastructure.

Mark Dubina, Director of Security, Tampa Port Authority

Critical Infrastructure Protection: Beyond the Hybrid Port and Airport Firmware Security
Andrea Chiappetta, Professor of Geopolitics, Marconi International University

Defending Critical Infrastructure
Michael Baisden, Cyber Security Solutions Manager, Belcan