Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience North America

Program – Day Two



9.00am – Emerging Threats for CI
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?

Changing threats for coastal resilience – Dan Noah, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service Operations Service (NOAA)

Emerging Threats Behind The Firewall – The Insider Threat – James Henderson, CEO, Insider Threat Defense

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

Emerging Threats on CI – David Alania, Security Expert, Georgia

11.15am – Latest Technologies for Critical Infrastructure and Critical Asset Protection
From layered solutions to space based CI, as we rely more heavily on technologies and satellites for communications, navigation, observation and detection, the requirement to ensure that ground and space based systems are both secure and resilient becomes more urgent. What new technologies are emerging to secure physical and space based environments?

Chris McIntosh, Managing Director, Methera Global, UK

Evolving to Event-Based, Layered Security – Tom Gates, Director, Observation Without Limits, a Dynetics Company

Chief Technology Officer, National Geo-Spacial Intelligence Agency*

Leveraging Layered Technology Solutions to Enhance Security and Derive Value in Critical Infrastructure Applications – Ms Paula Gill, Sr. Product Manager, Honeywell Vindicator Systems, Honeywell Commercial Security

12.30pm – Delegate Networking Lunch

2pm – 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.

Roni Tidha, Security Expoert, Israeli Airports Authority*

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

4.15pm – PPP & Collaboration in CIP
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?

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

Evaluating Supply Chain Resilience – Mark Scott, Critical Infrastructure Specialist, DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency


9.00am – Cyber Security Regulations, Legislation & Standards
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.

Senior Director, Standards and Education, North American Electric Reliability Corporation*

Senior Representative, Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER)*

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

Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) Implementation Project – Ron Ross, Computer Scientist, NIST Fellow*

Cyber Security in the European Rail Network – Alex Cowan, CEO, RazorSecure

11.15am – 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?

The Growing Cybersecurity Risk to Arenas and Stadiums – Nathaniel Evans, Cyber Operations Analysis and Research Lead, Argonne National Laboratory

The Rapidly Worsening Ransomware Threat – Rob Cheng, Preseident, PC Matic

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

12.30pm – Delegate Networking Lunch

2.00pm – 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.

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

CISSP, Director of Cyber Intelligence, Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC)*

Protecting wireless networks on aircraft – Markus Gilges, Director Business Development, VT Miltope, UK

Cyber-SOC/CDC – Roni Tidhar, Israeli Airports Authority*

4.15pm – IT/OT Integration, Scada/ICS & AI
With increasing use of SCADA systems and the modernisation of smart grid and other industry systems utilising IT, how can the Operation Technology (OT) domain remain totally secure with greater access from internet insecurity? 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

The Role of A.I. and Physical Security for Critical Infrastructure – The Future Is Now – John Carter, President & CTO, ReconaSense