Program – Day Two



9:00am-10:30am – Session 2a:
Emerging Threats For Critical Infrastructure

The ever changing nature of threats, whether natural, through climate change, or man-made through terrorism activities 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 and how can we identify, monitor and manage their levels of potential damage?

Impact-based Decision Support Services – Ben Schott, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NOAA

Buren R. (Ric) Moore, GOHSEP Intelligence Officer, Louisiana State Analytical & Fusion Exchange (LA-SAFE) Liaison

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Cyber-Physical Security Preparedness – Harrison Andrew Pierce, Head of Operational Compliance and Security, Aerial Systems, San Diego Homeland Security Office

FBI WMD threats – Steven Zeringue & Jerry Bezet, FBI

Ruth Christensen, Analyst, NCTC, FBI

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

11:15am-12:30pm – Session 3a: Countering the Emerging Threats – Security, Risk & Disaster Mitigation
Being prepared for the changing threat environment can benefit greatly in mitigating its impact on infrastructure or crowded places, ensuring resilience, safety and security. How can we counter these emerging threats to minimising loss of service and financial impact?

NERC CIP Regulatory Requirements – Carlos N. Morales, Sr. Mgr. – CS Critical Infrastructure & Compliance, NextEra Energy / FPL*

Countering UAS Threats – George Rey (InfraGard Louisiana BoD / Aviation Sector Chief)

Security Risk Mitigation of Oil & Gas Infrastructure & Pipelines – Kaleem Ahmed, Chief Security Officer, Pak Arab Refinery Limited

Reducing Hurricane Damage with Urban Resilience Risk Maps – Jacob Roxon, Research Assistant, Concrete Sustainability Hub Lab, MIT

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

2:00pm-3:30pm – Session 4a:
Methodology, Modelling, Simulation & Machine Learning

Predicting how threats can impact business continuity of critical assets can be of major benefit for planning resiliency or emergency response. This affects both financial and resource planning. So what are the latest roles and assessments in modelling and methodology? What role can machine learning play in building more accurate simulation?

The Emerging Role of Modeling and Simulation in Security Assessments and Design – Ben Eazzetta, CEO , ARES Security Corporation

Multi-Asset and System Assessment – David Dickinson, Infrastructure Assurance Program Manager, Argonne National Lab.

Use of GIS Capabilities and Huff Modeling to Estimate the Geographic Extent of Infrastructure Cascading Failures – Scott Schlueter, GIS Analyst, Argonne National Lab.

Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems and Building Community Resilience – Ron Fisher, Director, Infrastructure Assurance and Analysis Division, Idaho National Lab.

A vision for tomorrow’s critical infrastructure security – Derek Arcuri, Team lead, Regulated Markets, Genetec

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

4:15pm-5:30pm – Session 5a:
Securing the Physical CI Asset

The physical infrastructure asset requires just as much focus from natural disasters, terrorist or man-made threats. Ensuring our assets are protected and resilient ensures continuity of supply and service, so what technologies are emerging to secure physical environments?

Doors & Locks – They Shouldn’t Be The Weakest Link – Mark Berger, President & Chief Product Officer, Securitech Group, Inc

Low-cost, Short-range Radar’s Role in a Safer, More Secure Critical Infrastructure Environment – Joe Morgan, Business Development Manager-Critical Infrastructure, North America, Axis Communications

Superior Evaluation of Detection K9s – Steven Essler, President & CEO, Kontraband Interdiction & Detection


9:00am-10:30am – Session 2b:
Cybersecurity Legislation, Standards & Best Practice

As the threat of cyber-attacks by state actors grows ever higher and attacks by criminals and malicious rogue players continues unabated the need to put in place robust legislation and standards and best practice becomes all the more urgent.

Debra Kobza, President, ISAOs

Sheraz Ali, Executive Director, European Cyber Resilience Research Network

Col Kenny Donnolly – Louisiana Cyber Commission*


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

11:15am-12:30pm – Session 3b: The Developing Cyber Threat Environment
The ability to monitor the cyber threats to CNI can greatly assist the operators and agencies better prepare their defences against cyber attacks on systems and information/data. What is the latest strategic perspective on cyber monitoring and cyber defences for enhancing CIIP?

Defending Against OT Red Button Capabilities In Critical Infrastructure – Barak Perelman, CEO, Indegy

Robert Thibault, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI / Infragard Louisiana

Adam Brickeen, IT & Security Chief, City of New Orleans Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness


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

2:00pm-3:30pm – Session 4b:
Strategies and Collaboration in Cyber Defence

To prevent catastrophic disruption or collapse of critical infrastructure CNI operators must develop the strategies, procedures, controls and co-operation to ensure resilience against cyber threats and attacks.

A Case Study in Hacking Critical Infrastructure – Steve Povolny, Head of Advanced Threat Research, McAfee

Modeling and Spatial-Temporal Analysis of Cyber-Physical Impacts – Tim Klett, Cybersecurity Researcher, Idaho National Laboratory

Protecting against Downtime with Hardened Backup & Disaster Recovery – John Downey, Vice President of Sales, Acronis SCS

Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure: Addressing Threat and Vulnerabilities in Canada – Sam Cohen, Cybersecurity Consultant, Deloitte

Harnessing the Power of Apprenticeship to Bridge the Cybersecurity Workforce Gap – Brad Bently, President, FASTPORT

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

4:15pm-5:30pm – Session 5b:
AI, Machine Learning and Augmented Reality in Cybersecurity

How can we use AI, quantum computing capabilities, augmented reality and machine learning to create resilience in our infrastructure? How can it affect the environment, transport, smart cities, etc? What are the emerging technologies and how can they assist in disrupting threats?
Chair: Sheraz Ali, Executive Director, EuropeanCyber Resilience Research Network

Craig Oldham, Director General for Critical Infrastructure, The Resiliency Council of Canada*