April 2-4 Conference and Expo to Feature New Technologies and Education on Critical Strategies for Securing Vital Resources
FAIRFAX, Va. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 15, 2012 — GovSec – the Government Security Conference & Expo featuring the U.S. Law Enforcement Conference & Expo – announced that U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Dr. Gregory B. Jaczko will be the featured speaker at a general session during the annual conference, which takes place in Washington, D.C., April 2-4. Chairman Jaczko’s presentation on “Nuclear Security in the New Threat Environment” will be part of GovSec’s comprehensive programming related to the strategies and tactics for critical infrastructure protection.
“Whether the threats come from natural disaster, like Fukushima, or malicious assaults by individuals or terrorist organizations, we must be ready to prevent and respond to a wide variety of attacks that could adversely impact our nation’s critical infrastructure, including nuclear plants, electrical grid, water supply and communications networks,” said Don Berey, event director at GovSec. “We are pleased to have Chairman Jaczko at GovSec this year, as well as leaders from the FBI and other agencies who can discuss the methods being employed to protect these vital systems and share approaches for taking action if problems occur.”
Chairman Jaczko’s general session is part of GovSec’s free conference programming. His speech – which will focus on the NRC’s approach to physical security for nuclear reactors, fuel cycle facilities and nuclear material, as well as new initiatives in cybersecurity and counterintelligence – will take place on Wednesday, April 4 at 11:15 a.m.
Other notable speakers include Ralph S. Boelter, Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Counterterrorism Division and Gordon M. Snow, Assistant Director, FBI Cyber Division, who will be delivering a free keynote address on Tuesday, April 3, starting at 8:30 a.m. Sen. George J. Mitchell, former U.S. special envoy for Middle East Peace, will deliver a keynote address on the impact of turmoil in the Middle East on America's economy and security.
Also at GovSec, for a fee, is the advanced-level conference program, which includes sessions taught by the most experienced experts in critical infrastructure protection. This track will provide attendees with the information, resources and training needed to successfully protect against today's top concerns, including
- Industrial Control Systems: The Next Cyber Attack Vulnerability
- Radiation Emergency: Detection Methods Your Agency Should Employ Before & After
- Disaster Loss Analysis: Methodology and Simulation Tool for Geospatial Planning and Consequence Assessments
- Situational Awareness and Effective Response for Critical Infrastructure and Facilities
- Building A Municipal Security Operations Center: A Case Study
- Interdependencies Across Critical Infrastructure Sectors: A Multi-Sector Interactive Exercise
- How I "Pwn" Your Network: A Chat with a Social Engineer and Facility Breach Expert
Free Expo and Education
Qualified attendees also can visit the free GovSec expo, which features cutting-edge systems, tools and technologies preventing future incidents, preparing for and responding to hazards and disasters, and ensuring public safety. Top industry vendors will showcase solutions for disaster preparedness and recovery, HAZMAT and CBRNE, intelligence analysis and homeland security, communications, cybersecurity and information assurance, specialty and security services, and threat detection and identification systems.
Additional free educational resources include:
- The Mobile Apps Experience, which includes demonstrations of enterprise-class mobile apps for government and first responders.
- Agency Briefings from the FBI, Department of Justice, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security and other key organizations.
- Security Clearance Mini Workshop, presented by University of Fairfax and designed to help individuals maximize their chances of success in the security clearance process.
- Funding Homeland Security with Grants Money , presented by PoliceGrantsHelp.com to provide an overview of types of funding available, who is eligible, and what projects, programs, tools and technology are allowable under these grants.