ASIS International National Capital Chapter

ASIS International National Capital Chapter

NCC Security Seminar- 

Save the date, June 14th 2017

9am to 3pm

American Legion Post #187 3939 Oak Street, Fairfax VA 22030

We are covering a wide array of topics in this years seminar, topics and speakers include-


We are covering a wide array of important topics in this years seminar, topics and speakers include-

Richard Wright, CPP –

Bio: Richard has over thirty years experience in security and is the author of "Kidnap for Ransom, Resolving the Unthinkable"- he was the principal consultant in the successful resolution of numerous kidnapping incidents.  Richard served for more than a decade as an intelligence analyst for the US Army and the US Government, and has worked extensively with private sector, diplomatic and non-governmental institutions as well.

Abstract: “Managing Crises Abroad” – Crisis Management in the international arena differs from what most professionals are accustomed to here in the US. For organizations operating internationally, some of these include limited resources, smaller staffing, reliance on inadequately vetted contractors, inefficient or simply non-functional institutions of state, language and cultural barriers, and issues such as communications and transportation difficulties.  This presentation will discuss many of the obstacles, challenges and solutions to managing crisis situations outside the US.

Steve Rutledge –

Bio: Steve has almost thirty years of security experience- he is currently COO for SJR Security Consulting Services.  He is a member of the NSTi Board of Advisors (as well as an instructor), and serves as a member of the ASIS Defense and Intelligence Council.  Steve is the former VP of Security for TASC where he was responsible for all aspects of security for classified activities, personnel, physical, program and information systems security.

Abstract: “Integrating Standards-based Assessments into your Risk Management Program” – This presentation will focus on conducting security risk assessments focusing on assets and using standards as a baseline.  The Interagency Security Committee (ISC) standards are widely used by the civil agencies of the federal Government as a baseline.  All risk assessments need to start by knowing what it is you are trying to protect and we will begin by discussing the asset assessment phase.  We will then move into a discussion of applying the ISC standards and how you determine the baseline for your facility.

 Drew Jenkins –

Bio: Drew is currently the Director of Operations for CPPS and brings a wealth of more than 30 years of international relations experience.  He has lived, worked, and traveled to over 60 countries spanning North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East while working for the U.S. Government as both a military officer and diplomat.  Drew also has extensive experience working in higher education, political/military/security policy development, and global intelligence.

 Abstract: Coming into Compliance with Workplace Violence Prevention Standards – As threats to the workplace evolve, so must the organization’s culture.  No organization should assume they will be immune to workplace violence. Cyberbullying, terrorist attacks, and relationships gone awry can seriously impact a workplace. OSHA takes this threat seriously, and promotes a workplace violence prevention program with a top down approach.  Organizations can take measures to limit potential liability due to negligent hiring or retention. Working with risk assessment professionals can help identify vulnerabilities and provide a road forward to compliance.  Formalizing policy and procedures, controlling access, establishing emergency plans, training employees, evaluating ongoing threats, and protecting core assets work together to deny the means and opportunity for someone with a dangerous motive. 

Israel Rivera-

Bio: As the Cybersecurity Practice Lead for MBL Technologies, Israel leads the development and implementation of strategies and capabilities for cybersecurity and operational resilience within the Federal Sector.   These efforts include: security and compliance of IT systems (including Cloud Computing environments adherence FedRAMP); IT security recommendations including security categorizations and controls; and IT disaster recovery and business continuity. Additionally, he co-authored and presented a program on Cybersecurity for Emergency Managers designed to explore the concept of cybersecurity and what it means to Emergency Managers.

Abstract: Cybersecurity: No longer just an Information Technology (IT) issue. Threat actors can attack for a variety of reasons... Motivations vary and can include "demonstrating skill" disruptions, denial of service; state sponsorship; and/or financial gain. Using threat intelligence, we can demonstrate the correlation between protection of assets and the threats of bad actors.  This requires factoring in incident response (crisis management relationship); data types (e.g. Controlled Unclassified Information); Protection (review of resources, cultures, laws, etc.) and the impact of social media as it pertains to cybersecurity and response (e.g. lessons learned from current events). Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery procedures must be current and practiced to restore organizational function upon natural or man-made disruption.

CPP Review- Saturdays starting June 3rd

The CPP Review takes place over four Saturday mornings (9 am to 12:30 pm) and is designed to:

- help you plan and implement a successful study plan for the CPP exam

- introduce you to each of the content domains covered on the exam

- provide useful perspectives on each of the domains and how they interact

- encourage networking and collaboration among those studying for the CPP exam

- assist with the application process and answer questions on policies and procedures

Previous participants have indicated that the Review Program was extremely helpful in preparing them for the CPP exam and the process in general.

Although the program is primarily designed for professionals who plan to sit for the CPP exam, the information content is also useful for anyone interested in broadening their perspective on key elements of the security and assets protection field or as a refresher on foundational principles. You do not need to be a Chapter member or an ASIS member to participate. Feel free to invite colleagues and others who may have an interest.

The cost of the Review Program is $85 which includes handouts, snacks and a resource collection (distributed electronically and/or on CD at the last class). Proceeds from the Review Program are donated to the National Capital Chapter Security Education Foundation (scholarship fund). 

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