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Protecting Houses of Worship: Evolving Threats in an Ever-Changing Landscape
FREE Webinar, 27 November, 2 pm ET
Expert Panel Announced

Acts of domestic terrorism are again in the headlines, starkly confronting us with the relentless growth of violence against ordinary citizens who are targeted for practicing their religion.

On November 27, ASIS International will present a webinar open to the global community of security practitioners to briefly assess the facts at hand and consider the ramifications of this escalating violence. We are pleased to announce these nationally recognized professionals charged with the security of religious institutions and facilities, who will draw on their expertise in the presentation of this important topic. 

Scott F. Breor
Deputy Assistant Secretary (Acting)
US Department of Homeland Security, Office of Infrastructure Protection

Scott Breor currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Acting) for the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) within the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), where he helps oversee IP’s efforts to help secure the nation’s critical infrastructure. These efforts are key to NPPD’s mission to secure the nation’s cyber and physical infrastructure.

Paul Goldenberg
Senior Fellow
Rutgers University Miller Center for Community Protection & Resilience

Mr. Goldenberg is President and CEO of Cardinal Point Strategies and is currently serving his third term as a senior member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) where he currently chairs the DHS State and Local Cyber Security Task Force. He previously served as Vice Chair of Departments Faith-Based Security Committee and as Chair of the DHS Foreign Fighter Task Force.

Previously, Mr. Breor served as the Director of IP’s Protective Security Coordination Division (PSCD), where he oversaw a nationwide cadre of critical infrastructure security specialists known as Protective Security Advisors (PSAs).

Jim McGuffey, M.A. CPP, PSP, PCI
ASIS International

Jim McGuffey, M.A., CPP, PCI, PSP has been an ASIS member since 1981 having served as Chapter Chair, Houses of Worship Committee Chair, ARVP Group 4B, past member of the Physical Security Council, and current member on the Cultural Properties Council. He has 50 years of experience in law enforcement, military, and the private sector, retiring as RVP/Director at Brink’s. Jim now works as a private security contractor vetted by the Department of State, serving as a lead instructor, training law enforcement in critical security infrastructure and resilience, protecting soft targets, surveillance detection and more.

Doug Meacham
Chair, Houses of Worship Committee, ASIS International Cultural Properties Council
ASIS International

Doug Meacham M.A., CRM has been an ASIS member since 2011. Doug has served on the ASIS Houses of Worship (HOW) subcommittee for 7 years and assumed the Chair position in 2018. Doug holds over 25 years of experience in the risk management field with emphasis on risk identification, analysis, and mitigation. Doug has volunteered extensively within large Houses of Worship serving as Chief Security Officer, as well as counseled numerous Houses of Worship through risk assessment mitigation processes. He is the founder of the Denver South Metro Faith-Based Safety and Security Coalition, which is a Houses of Worship security practitioners working group. Doug has his Masters in Security Management from the American Military University and is a Certified Risk Manager (CRM).