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Global Supply Chain Security Breakthrough to Resilience

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27 July 2016
12:00 - 13:30

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​Supply chain risk stems from multiple factors, including dependency on business partners, technology and infrastructure risks, inconsistent procurement practices, and deficient standards. Security professionals need to know the supply chain security standards and programs that can build systems for monitoring and sustaining processes and procedures to mitigate risk.

About the webinar:
In this webinar, hear an update on security standard program changes and explore programs that can be used independently or integrated globally to provide strong risk management controls.

About the speakers:

Dennis Blass
Director of Safety and Security at Children's of Alabama

Dennis is currently the Director of Safety and Security at Children's of Alabama in Birmingham, AL., a risk tolerant organization. In that role Blass is responsible for emergency management planning and a member of the Joint Commission compliance team. Blass has participated in the development of several ASIS ANSI standards both as a member of the development committee and as a working group member. Before Children's, Blass worked on the BP Oil Spill and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Blass also served as Chief of Police in Greenville, Mississippi and retired from Birmingham, Alabama Police Department. Blass has a Masters degree from Birmingham-Southern College and attended the 118th Session of the FBI National Academy.

Laura Hains
Supply Chain Security Consultant

Ms. Hains is a Supply Chain Security Consultant with Pinkerton and an Adjunct Professor at Keiser University in the Homeland Security Department. She is a Certified Protection Professional with ASIS, a past Chairman, and current Vice Chair of the Supply Chain & Transportation Security Council. Laura is a retired manager from U.S. Customs & Border Protection. She has authored/co-authored articles on Port, Cruise Ship, Container and Radiation Portal Monitor security. She appeared on CNN's Anderson Cooper to discuss Cruise Ship security and has spoken at numerous industry and trade events. Laura holds an M.A. from George Washington University in Criminal Justice/Security Management, a member of the International Association of Maritime Security Professionals (IAMSP) and certified by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as a Maritime Security trainer.

Vicki Nichols
Lockheed Martin-Aeronautics

Vicki Nichols was appointed to Lockheed Martin-Aeronautics' first full-time homeland security position and is now a sought after expert whose accomplishments include designing a supplier risk matrix providing "at-a-glance" look at the supply base's performance against ten criteria. Vicki designed a scoring tool that populates a 28 point color-coded scoring system recording how well suppliers satisfy required and recommended security and also how they measure against industry best-practices before cumulating an overall risk score. Vicki manages the international outreach and has evaluated more than 500 foreign supplier self-assessments. She has also participated in two domestic and foreign validations, established a multi-function review board to ensure a balanced approach when developing risk mitigation strategies. Vicki is a lead ISO 28000 auditor.

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