Conference Education

Wednesday, June 7
8:00 am–9:00 am

Keynote: Network for a Safer City

The April 15, 2013 terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon was a defining moment for Boston, as well as the entire country. While the Boston Police were well aware that there were terrorist organizations overseas that wanted to conduct attacks in the United States, this attack on a soft target by two individuals who lived in our community was the beginning of what today has become the most challenging terrorist threat facing us here in the United States: homegrown violent extremists or HVEs. The responsibility for keeping our cities safe must be shared. The Boston Police have been fully invested in community policing for decades, and have strong relationships of trust with our communities. We recognize the value in engaging with and sharing information with our public and private sector partners. To prevent the next attack, we must create and maintain strong networks among public safety and private security.

Speaker:
Superintendent Paul A. Fitzgerald​
Chief, Bureau of Intelligence and Analysis

Boston Regional Intelligence Center
Boston Police Department 

9:30 am–10:30 am

Session 101:​Fake News and Alternative Facts: Force Multipliers of Fear in Terrorism​

The intersection of the well-known psychological, social and economic reactions to acts of terrorism colliding with the lesser known effects of social media, fake news and alternative facts can only serve as a force multiplier for the potential impact terrorist attack. Social media alone can serve as an accelerant, moving good information, bad information, misinformation, and rumors instantly through our workplaces and communities. Efforts to inform, educate, and reassure a worried public may be badly undermined by the advent of fake news and alternative facts.​

Security and law enforcement professionals must develop plans, policies, procedures and exercises based upon accurate behavioral assumptions about what people are likely to do or not do in different threat scenarios. The new media landscape, including fake news, alternative facts and social media presents significant challenges to all those tasked with preparing for, responding to and recovering from terrorism and other major crisis events.

Speaker:
Steven Crimando
Principal, Behavioral Science Applications
Diplomate, American Board for Homeland Security
Diplomate, National Center for Crisis Management
 
 
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Session 102: Cyber: The New Frontier for Terrorist and Geopolitical War

In years past, our military and law enforcement concerned themselves with the 3 frontiers of war: Land, Sea, and Air.  As recent events have taught us, however, we must now concern ourselves with a forth: Cyber.  This frontier brings unique challenges and different, hard to identify actors, as we march into the 21st century.  This session will address the new cyber frontier and the threats that confront it.  It will identify the terrorists and nation state actors who operate in this arena.  Threats to our nations critical infrastructure (power grids, water supply, nuclear plants, etc.) will be explored. Moreover, it will identify threats to United States and European business as well as individuals.  This session will explore the methods of attack and discuss 21st century hacking, data breaches, and information warfare. Finally, specific steps for risk and threat prevention and mitigation will be discussed.​

Speaker:
Andrew W. Donofrio
(RET) Detective Lieutenant with the Prosecutor’s Office, Bergen County, N.J.
President and Founder, Cyberology Consultants
 
 
1:30 pm–3:00 pm
Session 103: Panel Discussion: Protecting America's Cities

 

We are honored to host a public/private sector counterterrorism panel on Protecting America's Cities that includes Chief Security Officers from some of the largest corporations in America as well as James Waters Bureau Chief, Counterterrorism for New York Police Department (NYPD) and our keynote speaker Superintendent Paul Fitzgerald, Chief of the Bureau of Intelligence and Analysis, Boston Police department. Panel members will share their deepest insights and answer your toughest questions.  A unique opportunity to meet and network with program attendees and the panel members follows the discussion. ​​​​​

Speakers:​
Superintendent Paul A. Fitzgerald
Chief, Bureau of Intelligence and Analysis
Boston Regional Intelligence Center
Boston Police Department

James Waters
Bureau Chief, Counterterrorism
New York Police Department (NYPD)

John P. Cronan
Chief, Terrorism & International Narcotics Unit
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

Lori A. Hennon-Bell
Vice President, Chief Security Officer
Global Security
Prudential Financial, Inc.

 
Moderator: 
Brian H. Reich, CPP, MS 
Director Global Security, Capital One ​
 
 
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Meet & Greet with Panel of Protecting America's Cities

 

Join us for the Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall and take the opportunity to meet the esteemed panel of Protecting America's Cities for a special Meet & Greet in the education session room. 

 
5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Transition from Public to Private Sector Career Networking Event

 

You're invited to join the NYC ASIS Chapter, along with many of the industry's most senior leaders, for an evening of Public to Private Sector career insight, relationship building, networking, and cocktails .This must-attend event features a panel of chief security officers from three of America's largest and most well-known corporations: Capital One, Prudential, and Square. You will hear first-hand from these leaders as they share their secrets for transition success. Discover what CSOs look for in potential candidates and insights on making the switch from the public to the private sector—as well as, how to stay there and grow.

Speakers:​

Timothy Rigg, CPP 
​Managing Vice President & Chief Security
​Officer Global Security
​Capital One 

George McCloskey, CPP
Director of Global Security, Trust &

Safety Square Incorporated 

Lori A. Hennon-Bell
Vice President, Chief Security Officer
Global Security
Prudential Financial, Inc.

 
Moderator: 
Brian H. Reich, CPP, MS 
Director Global Security, Capital One ​
 
 

Thursday, June 8
9:30 am–10:30 am
Session 201: Organized Crime as a Cyber Threat


​​Organized Crime groups have become a viable cyber threat to more than just the banking industry. From the rise of ransomware to targeted, industry-specific attacks, criminal groups are becoming exceedingly sophisticated and capable in the technology arms race. This talk will look at the current state of online criminal activity, ranging from Deep Web black markets to a post-mortem review of a targeted telecoms attack against an American company operating in Europe​. 

Iain Paterson, CISSP, CISM, MBA
Managing Director, Cycyra, Inc.

10:45 am–11:45​ pm Session 202: Executive Protection and IOT (Internet of Things)

The Internet of Things is changing the way we will all be living in the coming decades.  This will also affect the way we provide the professional services of executive protection.  In this session, we will talk about the risks and the rewards of the proliferation of technology and the ever-expanding cloud of data.  From the risk standpoint, we are increasing the vulnerabilities to our personal information and access to our lives.  On the benefits side, we have the opportunity to increase the speed and effectiveness of decision-making throughout our protective programs.​

Brian Jantzen
Executive Vice President
AS Solution

Jared Van Driessche
Director of Operations
AS Solution