Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience North America (CIPRNA) is launching an Inaugural Conference Program Event taking place at the prestigious Kennedy Space Center, Florida on December 5th-7th, 2017.
Increasing levels of international terrorism and changes in the global climate continue to pose a very real and escalating threat to critical national infrastructure around the world.
The United States, as the world’s largest economy has some of the most developed and interdependent infrastructure in the world and is therefore arguably one of the most vulnerable.
The Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21): Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience advances a national policy to strengthen and maintain secure, functioning, and resilient critical infrastructure for the 16 defined sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety.
The Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience, North America conference has a unique two-track conference program, with joint plenary sessions, delivering a leading line up of international experts to discuss securing America’s critical infrastructure, from both physical and cyber perspectives.
Providing enhanced opportunities for discussions between the physical infrastructure and cyber security, who need to work together to mitigate threats and attacks in our combined plenary sessions, as well as focussed discussions within each discipline in the individual CIP and CIIP tracks.
CIPRNA conference program topics and speakers are listed below, outlining the high quality discussions of highly relevant issues and challenges facing the CNI sector, CIP professionals, government agencies, operators of CNI and emergency responders, led by many top speakers from across government departments, agencies and operators.
Featured Topics Will Include:
- Developing Greater Resilience in CNI
- PPP & Collaboration in CIP and CIIP
- Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies
- Emerging Threats on CNI
- Standards and Best Practice in CIP and Resilience
- Enhancing Preparedness and Response Capabilities
- Technologies to Detect and Protect
- Cyber Security Legislation, Best Practice & Standards
- Cybersecurity Threats and Trends
- Cyber Defense Strategies for CII
- Operationalizing Resilience
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) workshop is entitled: Long Term Power Failure Workshop
The focus of the workshop is specifically to enhance local level response and interaction/coordination of local and state agencies and private sector partnerships to a long-term power outage.
Confirmed Speakers Include:
- Joseph Wassel, Director, C4 Resilience & Mission Assurance, US Department of Defense
- David Fortino, Regional Continuity Manager, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Fred Ruonavar, Chief of DISA/DODIN Critical Infrastructure Program
- Senior Representative, Office of Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Michael Lowder, Director – Office of Intelligence, Security & Emergency Response, US Dept of Transportation
- Mark Troutman, Director, Center for Infrastructure Protection & Homeland Security, George Mason University
- Frederic Petit, Research Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory & Regional Director, International Association of CIP Professionals
- Victoria Golshani Shirazi, Project Lead “Mitigating Risks in the Innovation Economy”, World Economic Forum
- Stacey Stanchfield, Lead Cybersecurity Engineer, MITRE
- Nathaniel Evans, Cyber Operations, Analysis and Research Lead, Argonne National Laboratory
- Adrian Fielding, Business Leader – Telecoms and Security Integration, Honeywell
- Brian Harrell, Director of Security and Risk Management, Navigant
- Guy Buesnel, PNT Security Technologist, Spirent Communications
- James Menge, Sales Area Manager, Bertin Corp
- Andrew Tormey, Business Development, Gryphon Sensors
- Andrea Chiappetta, Professor of Geopolitics, Marconi International University
The Preliminary Conference Program guide can be downloaded at www.ciprna-expo.com/PSG
Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience North America will be held at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida from the 5th-7th December 2017 and will bring together leading stakeholders from industry, operators, agencies and governments to collaborate on securing North America.