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This 90 minute webinar will address current problems and incidents that have occurred between the years 2015 and 2016, i.e. the airiplane bombing in Egypt. The program will first address the issues as Soft Targets and then look at them from an Emergency Management perspective.
This program will discuss the following topics:
- Effective emergency management strategies
- Importance of utilizying members of the community as partners and problem solvers including homeowners, business owners, and law enforcement agencies to reduce soft target incidences.
- Conducting risk assessments
About the Instructors
Dr. Jennifer Hesterman
Colonel, U.S. Air Force (retired)
Dr. Hersterman is a counterterrorism expert, author and professor. She has a doctoral degree from Benedictine University, Master of Science degrees from John Hopkins University and AIr University, and has served as a security fellow at a variety of universities and think tanks. She instructs graduate level courses for federal security and law enforcement agencies, and is a member of the ASIS Crime and Loss Prevention and School Safety and Security Councils. She is the author of The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus: An Alliance of International Drug Cartels, Organized Crime and Terror Groups (CRC Press, 2013) and Soft Target Hardening: Protecting People from Attack (CRC Press, 2014) which was the 2014 ASIS Book of the Year.
Michael J. Fagel, PhD, CEM
Mr. Fagel has been involved with all phases of public safety and emergency response since the early 1970's. His career has spanned decades in FEMA as well as law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire rescue, emergency management, as well as safety. After having been deployed to the World Trade Center attacks in 2001 by the U.S, Department of Justice; Fagel served the National Guard Bureau by helping to set up the CERIAC Intelligence center from 2004 through 2005. Mr. Fagel is a University instructor at numerous institutions in their Graduate Programs in Public Policy, specializing in anti-terrorism, critical infrastructure and homeland security. Fagel is a member of the ASIS School Safety & Security Council, and is the chair of the Book awards committee for 2016. His latest textbook Crisis Management & Emergency Planning earned the ASIS Inaugural Book of the year award in 2013, which is his 3rd book recently published by CRC Press.
About the Speakers
Greg Benson, MPA, CFO
Mr. Benson has over 30 years of emergency service organization administration and response experience. He has extensive practice of working with public and private sector entities in vulnerability assessments and development of emergency plans to address gaps. Benson has wide-ranging experience in Emergency Management development, planning and response operations. He has designed, conducted and evaluated regional training and exercises involving mass causalities and hazardous material responses. Benson has experience with cybersecurity organizational assessment and instruction. He has presented nationally on target hardening strategies and is an adjunct faculty member at state and local colleges.