SIA Vertical Insights Symposium Series

Gain Insight Into Key Verticals

NEW! A Series of Virtual Events Focused on Top Vertical Markets, Designed to Bring Together Practitioners, Security Integrators, Solutions Providers, Consultants and Others Involved in Protecting Key Sectors.

Upcoming Symposiums:

  • Public Transportation Safety and Security (Monday, Dec. 13)

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Dec. 13: Public Transportation Security

SIA’s next Vertical Insights Symposium will examine emerging security concerns within the public transportation sector.

2021 SIA Vertical Insights Symposiums

When: Monday, Dec. 13

Public Transportation Security Vertical Insights Symposium
In 2019, Americans rode public transit 34 million times every weekday. Providing security for all of these passengers – plus nearly a half million employees – is a daunting challenge for the nearly 7,000 organizations that run these systems. SIA’s Public Transportation Vertical Insights Symposium will examine several of the key security issues in the sector, including:

  • Personal safety of passengers and staff
  • Cybersecurity
  • Impact of the federal infrastructure bill
  • “Good-Better-Best” guidelines for transit security
  • And more

With speakers from the transit community, the security industry and the federal government, this event will provide invaluable insights into how security technology helps to keep America moving.

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Agenda (All Times EST)

1:05-1:35 p.m.: Cyber-Physical Security in Transit

  • Arielle Baine, cybersecurity advisor, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

1:35-2:10 p.m.: Good-Better-Best –  Comprehensive Best Practices for Implementing Public Transportation Security Systems

  • Sean Ahrens, project manager, Affiliated Engineers
  • Julie Schneider, director of safety, security and risk management, Milwaukee Transport Services
  • Cameron Walker-Miller, associate director of standards and technology, Security Industry Association (SIA) (moderator)

2:10-2:30 p.m.: BREAK

2:30-3:10 p.m.: Key Cybersecurity Learnings for Public Transit

  • Brandon Thomas, researcher, Mineta Transportation Institute, and partner, Grayline Group

3:10-3:30 p.m.: What the Infrastructure Bill Means for Transit Security

  • Jake Parker, senior director of government relations, SIA

3:30-4:00 p.m.: Technologies and Practices to Keep Passengers and Staff Safe

  • Mimi Bolaffi, director of security programs, Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department
  • Polly Hanson, senior director of security, risk and emergency management, American Public Transportation Association
  • David Mayhew, principal engineer, Intelligent Automation
  • Ronald Hawkins, director of industry relations, SIA (moderator)


SIA Vertical Insights Symposium Series