Program – Day Three


9:00am-9:45am – Session 6: Growth in Interoperability Between Critical Infrastructure Sectors and Enhancing Cross Industry Resilience
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?
Chair: John Donlon QPM, FSI

Michael Willis, Director of Emergency Management for the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

A converged view of Industrial Control System Security – Ron Martin, CPP, CPOI, Professor of Practice, Capitol Technology University

9:45am-10:30am – Session 7: Crisis Management, Coordination & Communication
Session sponsored by: Government Technology & Services Coalition (GTSC)

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.

Jerica Shackelford, Chief of Staff, DC Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency and William Spencer, Deputy Chief of Operations and Preparedness, DC Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency

Creating an Emergency Management and Preparedness Program – Stephanie Murphy, Vice President, Resiliency and Critical Infrastructure Programs, Tidal Basin Government Consulting

Managing Your Response When Incidents Arise – Enterprise Incident Management for Critical Infrastructure – Nick Karakulko, Qognify

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

11:15am-12:30pm – Session 8: Realities and the Resilience Imperative
America is the most cyber-reliant nation on the planet. Global predators recognize this self-inflicted condition and are very successfully exploiting it. The immediate and looming consequences of America’s reliance on technologies it has been unable to “secure” grow by the millisecond. Through predators’ eyes, America’s reliance on cyberspace is its Achilles Heel. Seven years after its post-Katrina introduction, “Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience” (CIR) finally became America’s goal. Despite this, CIR remains conspicuous by its absence. To correct its increasingly exploitable and perilous critical infrastructure and national preparedness trajectories, the panel will offer the objectively measurable, performance-based means to achieve and sustain CIR for this and generations of Americans to follow.
Chair: Jeff Gaynor, President, American Resilience

Rob Cheng, CEO, PC Matic

Minna LeVine, Founder, SMART Community Exchange

Keyaan Williams, Founder and Managing Director of CLASS-LLC

12:30pm-2:00pm – Delegate Networking Lunch

2pm-3:30pm – Session 9: PANEL DISCUSSION: The cyber-physical security challenge
How do we address the rapidly converging cyber-physical security space?
Cyber attacks and Ransomware are becoming real issue and concern, where Colonial Pipeline and Solar Winds are recent prime examples. These cyber attacks are having an increasing impact on the physical assets infrastructure, requiring greater collaboration in the cyber-physical domain to better protect critical infrastructure. The strategy of ransomware cyber attacks on critical infrastructure has wider implications across other infrastructure services, and a broader economic impact on, for example, the price of petrol and oil, or panic purchasing from stores. Such cyber attacks, of which Ransomware is most common at the moment, should be a concern to us all. Are these State sponsored cyber hacks with the objective to disrupt, spread miscommunication and gather intelligence, or professional criminal organisations sponsored looking to make ‘easy money’ from creating the threat of economic harm? The interdependencies of our infrastructures means that such attacks are very difficult to isolate to the single asset. In this interesting, interactive panel discussion, we explore what happens in these cyber attacks, what lessons should be learned, how they can be prevented, as well as discuss how we can build better cyber-physical security and resilience into infrastructure networks. What is the impact on non-cyber, physical and resilience? Who should take responsibility and how can government, agencies, operators and the supply chains better collaborate to mitigate the next disastrous attack?

Chair/Moderator: John Donlon QPM FSI

Deron T. McElroy, Chief, Cybersecurity Services, Region VI, CISA

Collin Arnold, Director, New Orleans Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

Marco Ayala, Director Industrial Control Systems Security, InfraGard Sector Chief, 1898 & Co., Burns & McDonnell

Jim Linn, Executive Director, DNG-ISAC & CISO, American Gas Association

Kate Ledesma, SecurityScorecard

Questions, Discussion, Round Up and Conference Close by John Donlon QPM, FSI, Conference Chairman