Don’t Miss These Sessions on Converged Security and Smart, Secure Cities at ISC West

ISC West will occur as scheduled March 17-20, 2020. The show is not being canceled or postponed.

Going to ISC West 2020 (March 17-20 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada)? Mark your calendar for one or more of the top-quality education sessions presented by SIA Education at ISC. SIA Education@ISC West is your top industry resource for vendor-agnostic security and network training. With 85+ sessions, the program provides critical information on the newest technologies in security. You can find sessions on a variety of cutting-edge topics. Here, SIA highlights key sessions focused on topics in converged security and smart/secure cities. Check them out!

Implementing Converged Security, a Process – Bringing It All Together

Wednesday, March 18
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sands 30

This transformative session will discuss how to perform a converged gap assessment to understand the acceptable level of risk across the areas of business operations, technology, regulatory compliance, and culture. You’ll discover whether you’re working tactically or strategically, and at what level of maturity. This session moderated by Pierre Bourgeix, chief technology officer and founder of ESI Convergent, LLC, and featuring panelists Benjamin Butchko, president and CEO of Butchko, Inc., and Bhavesh Patel, senior director of security for Sanofi, will explore ways to identify solutions that combine IT, OT and physical security, that are secure, complement and do not burden your business. Next, the panel will present preferred ways to test reliability and validity of these solutions to ensure they function properly and solve the problem(s) they are intended to fix/address. The presenters will also discuss how to select the best way to implement and measure performance over time.

“Today’s security landscape has evolved into a world of converged technology, infrastructure and governance. The greatest challenge surrounding this is the ability for the security professional of today to assess for the risk in the converged environment of tomorrow, ” said Bourgeix. “IT, OT and physical security are interwoven, and gaps must be identified, leading to the implementation of proper technology – therefore, understanding what the modern assessment practice looks like and how to validate the technology which is best to help future proofing systems will be defined. Finally, the goal is to explain best practices in the integration and implementation of technology.”  

The New Federal Security Landscape – Are You Prepared?

Wednesday, March 18
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Sands 30

The federal security landscape is evolving alongside the private sector. What are the new high-risk areas of concern and how are emerging threats like cybersecurity and unmanned aerial systems changing the way federal facilities are protected? How are these new risks balanced against traditional ones? In this session, a panel of senior security professionals from a diverse set of federal government departments and agencies will address these questions and address how the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency is responding. In the process, the discussion, moderated by Daryle Hernandez, chief of the ISC, and featuring panelists Reid Hilliard, assistant director for the Justice Protective Service, Security and Emergency Planning Staff within DHS; David Sousa, division director for the Federal Protective Service, Countermeasure Operations Division, DHS; and William Morrison, chair of the ISC’s Convergence Subcommittee, will also look at the risk of not complying with ISC policies, standards and recommendations. The implications certainly extend to the private sector.

“The central challenge facing federal facility security practitioners today is how to allocate their fixed resources against a range of traditional and emerging threats,” said Hernandez. “Find out the current high-risk areas of concern and gain a better understanding of how both government and industry professionals can contribute to enhancing the security and protection of federal facilities.”

View the full list of ISC West conference sessions here. And learn more about ISC West and register to attend here.