Education Sessions

Education Sessions

April 22, 2015

8:00 AM–9:00 AM

Session 1101

Keynote: Human Trafficking of Children
John D. Ryan
Former President and CEO
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC)

10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Session 1201

Big Internet, Small World: U.S. and European Approaches and Legislative Efforts to Defend our Cyber Borders
Cyberattacks are in the news on almost a weekly basis and have the ability to affect tens of millions of people instantly. As cyber criminals grow more advanced, how is the U.S. and the rest of the world planning its defense and legislative efforts? The Internet has made the world a much smaller place and more susceptible than ever to attack. This expert panel will discuss what’s happening in the real world as well as the cyber world to prevent and defend our cyber borders.

Brian Allen, CPP, Group Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Time Warner Cable
James Emerson, Chair, IACP Computer Crime and Digital Evidence Committee, and Senior Vice President, ICG Incorporated
Dr. Marie-Helen Maras, Associate Professor, Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Session 1202

The Threat of the Unmanned Vehicles
Security professionals have an opportunity to think through a new threat that is just starting to be used by criminal elements. Now is the time for security professionals to examine the potential threat from unmanned vehicles and start devising countermeasures that can actually thwart their use in the air, on the ground, and under water. Executive Protection, supply chain security, and business espionage are just a few of the security sectors that must start addressing this emerging threat. This is an opportunity to learn about current systems and capabilities available to the public.

James Acevedo, CPP, CPS, Executive Director, Global Operations, Andrews International
Bruce Wimmer, CPP, Director, Global Supply Chain Security & Consulting, Pinkerton

Session 1203

Conference on Terrorism
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS): An Evolving Threat
This session will offer a look at the history, leadership, and tactics of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). How did this group evolve from terrorist groups in eastern Syria to a dominant force that today is challenging the formal armies in two countries?

Bill Scott, CPP, Director, DoD Programs, ABS Consulting
Greg Schneider, CPP, President, Battle Tested Solutions, LLC

11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Session 1301

Developing a Robust Risk Management Program
Risk is an inherent part of any business and must be adequately managed by management. This review will explore the required components of a robust risk management and governance framework. Walk away confident in your ability to identify, assess, monitor, manage, communicate, and report risks.

John Bree, Managing Director, Corporate Security Business Continuity, Deutsche Bank

Session 1302

Healthcare Security Challenges that Make Your Head Spin: Trends, Solutions, and Winning Strategies
Come learn about the unusual and difficult new challenges and trends facing the healthcare security industry. This session will unearth the landmines and competing pressures confronting today’s practitioners as well as creative solutions to help you to overcome these challenges. Case studies, examples of excellent practices, departmental success strategies, and risk reduction practices will all be covered.

Bonnie Michelman, CPP, Director of Police, Security, and Outside Services, Massachusetts General Hospital

Session 1303

Conference on Terrorism
The Islamic State and the Resilience of Bin Ladinism
Global terrorism has continued to increase despite 13 years of the US-led ‘War on Terror.” Usama bin Laden’s most lasting legacy is not the collapse of the twin towers but the birth of “Bin Ladinism”—the ideology of killing those not of your creed. A focus on tactical victories has impeded long-term strategic success in disrupting the ideology that inspires violence across the world. The rise of the Islamic State—and the thousands of foreign fighters that flock to it and similar groups—is emblematic of our failure in allowing bin Ladinism to become a bigger force today than it was in 2001. 

Ali Soufan, Chief Executive Officer, The Soufan Group, LLC

1:45 PM–3:00 PM

Session 1401

Integration Panel: Choosing the Right System Integrator
This panel consists of two system integrators and two end users. This discussion will focus on the selection process and the criteria used by end users. We will also cover the expectations of both parties in managing a project from start to final acceptance as well as the project interface with architects, engineers, designers, and construction representatives.

Kevin Comerford, Vice President of Business Development, MSA Systems Integration
James Henry, Executive Vice President, Kratos Safety & Security Edward Levy, Vice President Global Corporate Security, MetLife

Session 1402

Managing Risk and Resilience in Your Organization
The world is an ever-changing and complex environment for security risk managers, who must consider a range of risks related to achieving the organization’s objectives. To survive, organizations must be adaptable and agile. Security needs to be thought of within the context of managing the risks of the organization to assure its resilience. An essential tool is to employ a systems approach to risk and resilience management based on the implementation of management system standards, tailored to its specific culture, nature, and environment.

Dr. Marc Siegel, Commissioner ASIS Global Standards Initiative

Session 1403

Conference on Terrorism
Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service Overseas Security Advisory Council: Update on Middle Eastern Security
Special agents from the Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service Overseas Security Advisory Council (DSS OSAC) present updated information on Middle Eastern security challenges and how businesses can best adapt to this environment.

Jeremy Rodrigues, Team Lead, Diplomatic Security Service, Overseas Security Council (DSS OSAC)
James Weston, United States Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Overseas Security Council (DSS OSAC)

April 23, 2015

8:00 AM–9:00 AM

Session 2101

NYPD Counter Terrorism Briefing
A presentation including analysis from the Terrorist Threat Analyst Group on current counterterrorism issues and trends, and an overview of significant counterterrorism programs and initiatives including the Counterterrorism Division (CTD), Lower Manhattan Security Initiative (LMSI), World Trade Center Command (WTCC), Transit anti-terrorism teams, Surge, and the CTO (Counterterrorism Officer) program.

Naureen Kabir, Intelligence Research Specialist, Counterterrorism Bureau’s Terrorist Threat Analysis Group

Session 2102

Building a Cost Conscious EP Program to Deliver High-End Results
Despite several years of lean budgets, many executive protection (EP) programs continue to expend resources defending against the most unlikely threat scenarios. Bloated EP teams dilute the effectiveness of key personnel with management and administrative overhead. Aim for an optimally staffed EP team with well-trained professionals delivers a high ROI. This session will emphasize risk management to tailor manpower and resource requirements that deliver cost-effective protection that integrates seamlessly into any environment.

Robert Oatman, CPP, President, R.L Oatman & Associates, Inc.

Session 2103

Conference on Terrorism  
Potential ISIS Exploitation of the Maritime Domain
This presentation will discuss the potential for ISIS to exploit the maritime domain. This exploitation may take the form of maritime-focused attacks or the use of maritime shipping and ports to support illicit oil sales, money laundering, or other kinds of illicit activity. The session will provide an overview of the challenges ISIS faces in the financial and trade sectors, the expansion of ISIS into maritime areas via proxy and allied groups, and the potential vulnerabilities faced by the international maritime community.

Michael Edgerton, CPP, International Security Consultant, Good Harbour International Consulting

10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Session 2201

The Crisis around the Corner: Preparing Your Security Team
Unexpected events do happen. Join a panel of leading security experts with hands-on experience as they share real life scenarios and best practices. Walk away being able to apply tested strategies for directing your security team to tackle and overcome the unexpected. Leave with methods you can put to work immediately to enhance both your and your team’s performances.

Thomas Slade, Security Director, American Museum of Natural History
Jeffrey Milstein, Director of Operations, Moran Office of Maritime & Port Security (MOMPS)
Patrick O’Hagan, Director, Safety & Security, New York City Housing Authority
Thomas Rohr, Sr., CPP, Director, Worldwide Corporate Security, Carestream Health, Inc.
Chris Delia, National Director of Security, Anti-Defamation League
John Colehower, Esq., President, Mergers & Acquisitions, LLC
Mario Doyle, CPP, COO, Doyle Security Services, Inc.

Session 2202

Development of a Comprehensive Insider Threat Program for Industry
Every company has its own "crown jewels", which provide them an edge in a highly competitive global market. What would happen if your company loses its edge through internal theft, sabotage, or violence? Learn the latest methodology on safeguarding your company's proprietary, sensitive, and government-provided information from unauthorized disclosure by identifying, detecting, deterring, and defeating employee insider threats. This presentation addresses techniques that will provide an immediate return on investment (ROI) for your company.

Daniel McGarvey, Director, Security Programs, Global Skills X-Change (GSX)

Session 2203

Conference on Terrorism
DHS Safety Act Office Antiterrorism Measures
The DHS’ SAFETY Act exists to support and foster the development and implementation of antiterrorism technologies. This presentation will educate on the program’s value and benefits for private sector technology providers and investors in innovative technology companies, as well as antiterrorism technology users. This is a very timely and relevant session given the Homeland Security implications and the current Middle Eastern security situation.

Andrea Shultz, CPP, Deputy Director, Office of SAFETY Act Implementation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, DHS/S&T/OSAI

1:45 PM–3:00 PM

Session 2301

Successful Strategies for Managing Social Unrest​
Protesters have the constitutional right to free expression. At the same time, security professionals and law enforcement have an equal responsibility to ensure the public’s safety and security as well as minimize the impact of any economic and/or business disruption. This session will highlight successful strategies and key public/private partnerships that will enable you to prepare for, manage, and respond to protests and public demonstrations.

James Birch, Director of Security, Comcast Center/Liberty Property
Stacy Irving, Senior Director, Crime Prevention Services, Center City District