Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience North America

Program – Day Two

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9:00am-12.30pm – Long Term Power Failure Workshop hosted by FEMA
Chair: David Fortino, Regional Continuity Manager,Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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.

David Fortino, Regional Continuity Manager,Federal Emergency Management Agency (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.Deputy Director, National Hurricane Center*

Research Director, Office of the Director of National Intelligence*

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?

Senior Representative, Miami Airport

Michelle 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: Cyber Security Legislation, Best Practice & Standards
As cyber-attacks become increasingly common, it is the role state actors to ensure that robust and comprehensive legislation is in place to ensure the proper protection and resilience of critical national infrastructure as well as promote the application of best practice.Senior Specialist in Science and Technology, Congressional Research Service*

Director/Chief Information Security Officer, Nuclear Regulatory Commission*

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

Vice President, EnergySec*

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.

Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, US Strategic Command and NSA*

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

Stewart Draper, Insider Threat Program Manager, Citi Group*