Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience North America

Program – Day Two

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9:00am-10:30am – Session 2: Emerging Threats on CI
The ever changing nature of threats, whether natural, through climate change, or man-made through terrorism activities, cyber attackss and insider threats, means the need to continually review and update policies, practices and technologies to meet these growing demands. But what are those emerging threats on our CI, from physical and cyber perspectives, and how can we identify, monitor and manage their levels of potential damage?
Chair: John Donlon QPM, FSI

Changing threats for coastal resilience
Heidi Stiller, Office for Coastal Management’s Acting Gulf Regional Director, National Weather Service Operations Service (NOAA)

The Insider Threat
James Henderson, CEO, Insider Threat Defense

The approaches of different countries to the definition of elements of critical infrastructure
David Alania, International Expert / Adviser (ex-captain of Border Security), Georgia

Use of RF Spectrum Monitoring Assets for 3D Geolocation and Drone Detection
Mickey Patterson, Sr Account Executive, CRFS

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

11:15am-12:30pm – Session 3: Threat Monitoring and Defence Strategies
With increasing connectivity of CI and the modernisation of smart grid and other industry systems utilising IT and SCADA systems, how can the Operation Technology (OT) domain remain totally secure with greater access from internet insecurity? How can we best monitor the increasing threats and how can Artificial Intelligence play a contributing role in CIP?

Building an Industrial Immune System: AI and the Future of ICS Security
Jeff Cornelius, Executive Vice President, ICS Solutions, Darktrace

Attributes for Exposing System Vulnerabilities and Managing Resilience
David Kerner, Senior Science & Technology Policy Advisor, The Tauri Group

Cybersecurity Events & Lessons
Robert Minehart, President, Global Tech Strategies

Steven J. Spano, President & COO, The Center for Internet Security*

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

2:00pm-3:30pm – Session 4: Crisis Coordination, Management & Response
Planning and preparation is the key to ensuring that CI 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.
Chair: John Donlon QPM, FSI

Chief Nim Kidd, Assistant Director Division of Emergency Management, State Department of Texas

The Puerto Rico Power Grid Restoration Mission
Jose Sanchez, Deputy Director of Research and Development and Deputy Chief Scientist, US Army Corps of Engineers HQ

Lessons learned – Senior leaders in times of crisis
Peter Murphy, Director and Co-founder, Noetic Corporation

Global Cyber Intel Information Sharing
Deborah Kobza, President, International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI)

Critical infrastructure cyberattacks: how organizations can respond & prepare for cybersecurity threats
Christian Morin, VP Cloud Services & CSO, Genetec

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

4:15pm-4:50pm – Session 5: Space Based CI
As we rely more and more heavily on satellites for communications, navigation and observation, the requirement to ensure that space based systems are both secure and resilient becomes more urgent. Space based systems also have a growing role in CI resilience.
Chair: John Donlon QPM, FSI

Chris McIntosh, Managing Director, Methera Global, UK

Chief Technology Officer, National Geo-Spacial Intelligence Agency*

4:50pm-5:30pm – Session 6: PPP & Collaboration in CIP and CIIP
With many critical infrastructures in the hands of private organisations, how does the responsibility of security and resilience lie between government, with public accountability to keep them safe, secure and operational 24/7, and the private operator, with additional responsibilities towards shareholders? How can improving the communication between the public sector and private sector enhance protection and can incentives be employed to better engage private owners into PPP?
Chair: John Donlon QPM, FSI

Volunteers In Public Safety Support
Jessica Yuzwa, Project Administrator, Franklin County Office of Homeland Security and Regional Communications

National Preparedness through Public-Private Cooperation
John Esquivel, Senior Director, AECOM

5.30pm Networking Reception