InfraGard San Diego Training & Events

2/16/2017 to 4/13/2017



New! InfraGard Healthcare & Public Health Sector Meeting

TIME:9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

LOCATION: County of San Diego HHSA Health Services Complex, Departmental Operations Center, 3851 Rosecrans St., San Diego, CA 92110


DETAILS:Please join InfraGard San Diego for the first Healthcare and Public Health Sector meeting of 2017. The Healthcare and Public Health Sector plays a significant role in protecting all other sectors of the economy from hazards such as terrorism, infections disease outbreaks, and natural or manmade disasters. Speakers and topics include:

  • Tushar Kothari, CEO, Attivo Networks presenting on “The Art of Deception for Advanced Threat Detection in Healthcare Organizations”
  • Dr. Sayone Thihalolipavan, MD, MPH, Deputy Public Health Officer, County of San Diego Public Health Services
  • Candy Schoenheit, RN, Quality Assurance Specialist, County of San Diego Emergency Medical Services (presenting on Pediatric Readiness Results)
  • Catherine Blaser, MPH, RN, PHN, ACRN, Epidemiology/Bioterrorism Public Health Nurse Supervisor, County of San Diego Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch
  • Christine Murto, PhD, Refugee Health Coordinator, County of San Diego Tuberculosis Control and Refugee Health Branch (presenting on "Haitian Humanitarian Parolees in San Diego: A Local Health Department’s Role in a Community-Level Response to an International Crisis”)

COST: Free

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2/9/2017 to 5/23/2017



New! Infrastructure Liaison Officer (ILO) Basic Course

TIME:8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION:Provided upon registration

AUDIENCE: InfraGard members, first responders, security professionals, and critical infrastructure executives, managers and security staff.

DETAILS:The ILO Basic course introduces attendees to the fusion center mission and functions, criminal and terrorist threats, and security measures they can consider to better protect their organizations and communities. Partners attending the ILO Basic course become SD-LECC recognized Infrastructure Liaison Officers (ILOs), who represent their companies or institutions as primary points of contact with the San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center (SD-LECC), SD-LECC Terrorism Liaison Officers (TLOs), and InfraGard San Diego.


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2/9/2017 to 5/30/2017



New! Advanced Infrastructure Liaison Officer (ILO) Course

TIME:8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

LOCATION:Provided upon registration

AUDIENCE: InfraGard members, first responders, security professionals, and critical infrastructure executives, managers and security staff.

DETAILS:: The ILO Advanced course introduces risk management to attendees through the use of a traditional risk equation to support assessments of security at a facility or organization. The course uses an approach that focuses on vulnerabilities, consequences, and threat capabilities of potential adversaries. From this perspective, participants learn methods to identify critical assets and potential vulnerabilities that may impact the organization, best practices to conduct a vulnerability assessment and reduce vulnerabilities, and approaches to reduce consequences during a crisis and enhance overall resiliency of the organization.


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12/8/2016 to 1/12/2017



New! Targeting, Sabotage and Disruption of Public Utilities

TIME:8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION:San Diego LECC - Detials following registration

AUDIENCE:InfraGard members, law enforcement, military, and fire.

DETAILS:Occurrences of acts of sabotage are on the rise both locally and globally. Since these acts are widely distributed throughout the globe, the optics of these incidents have been strictly local and considered anomalies and passed-off as vandalism and attempted copper thefts, rather than the acts of sabotage they tend to be. Many of these incidents have involved the severing of local telecommunications cables which pose a direct threat to first responders and those requesting emergency services. There are certain indicators that may provide advanced notice of potential incidents, and a Continuity of Operations (COOP) strategy that will diminish the consequences when these acts are not interdicted in time.


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11/16/2016 to 1/18/2017



InfraGard Chapter Meeting: The Privacy vs. Security Debate

TIME:8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION:Northrop Grumman, 9326 Spectrum Center Blvd., San Diego, CA 92121

AUDIENCE:InfraGard members and local, state and federal law enforcement.

DETAILS:Featured speakers include:
• Sina Beaghley, former Director for Intelligence and Information Security, White House National Security Council and Senior International/Defense Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation, presents “Privacy and the Going Dark Problem: Challenges to Surveilling and Countering Extremism.” In the wake of September 11, the Patriot Act expanded the U.S. government’s authority to surveil suspected terrorists and prevent future attacks. However, following the Edward Snowden unauthorized disclosures in 2013-2014, significant privacy questions were raised about the extent of such surveillance activities. Ms. Beaghley, who coordinated aspects of the U.S government response to the Snowden disclosures while she was at the National Security Council, provides historical context to this debate, explores the position of each side, and highlights the challenges that lie ahead in balancing activities to counter extremism with measures to protect privacy.
• The San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center will provide a terrorism briefing on current terrorist threats.

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11/16/2016 to 1/27/2017



New! 2017 San Diego Security Show (SDSS)

TIME:8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION:Town & Country Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

AUDIENCE:InfraGard members and local, state and federal law enforcement.

DETAILS:Think of the San Diego Security Show as a technology “plugfest” for end users and administrators of physical security environments to witness. At SDSS 2017, watch and learn how you can get the most out of these products to provide an ideal security solution at your own organization. The SDSS Security Solution Wall will be a live working environment highlighting the various components of an overall physical security infrastructure. As an end user, you will be able to “see” the technology in action. This 2-day event will also highlight vendor presentations and educational tracks that will provide attendees with up-to-date knowledge on the state of physical security as well as forecast where the industry is headed.

COST:Free with advanced registration / $75 at the door

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11/16/2016 to 2/2/2017



InfraGard Education Sector Workshop: Organizational Resilience

TIME:11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION: SDSU Viejas Arena, 5500 Canyon Crest Drive, San Diego, 92182

AUDIENCE:San Diego area education partners from all education systems (K-12, Higher Ed, etc.). Education sector leadership and security team members who are responsible for emergency planning, response or preparation. Other sectors also welcome as this information is transferable.

DETAILS:Crisis response expert Michelle Colosimo will present, “Organizational Resilience: Moving From Crisis Through Recovery.” Many of us are well versed in responding to a crisis, but what aboutafter the crisis is over? Does your campus/organization have a strong recovery and resiliency plan? Organizational resilience is critical in determining how quickly and effectively an organization will respond to and recover from a crisis – in the days, months and sometimes years following. Through real-life examples, the presenter will help you understand the phases following a crisis, so you can craft a plan that builds resilience and prepares for not only the immediate response, but also long-term recovery. Ms. Colosimo has over 14 years of experience responding to national and international crises including active shooter incidents, terrorist attacks, mass fatalities, natural disasters and cyber breaches.

COST:Free. Registration is required, as lunch will be provided.

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12/8/2016 to 1/7/2017



New! InfraGard Chapter Study Participation: What Motivates the Private Sector in Securing Critical Infrastructures in Cyberspace?

TIME:Open to all members based on their own availability/interest..

LOCATION:Teleconference or in-person interview as appropriate.

AUDIENCE:InfraGard members working in the private sector in one of the critical infrastructure industries.

DETAILS:Kelly McSweeney, a Doctoral Candidate for Information and Cyber Security, and member of the Los Angeles InfraGard Member Alliance, is conducting a study entitled “Motivating Cyber Security Compliance in Critical Infrastructure Industries – A Grounded Theory Study.” As a cyber security professional, Ms. McSweeney’s interests have focused on how behaviors in cyberspace affect our national security. Observations during her academic pursuits have exposed inconsistencies and a lack of unifying theoretical concepts that explain cybersecurity behavior in our modern experiences. Ms. McSweeney’s conclusion is that this lack of consensus results from researchers’ reliance on outdated theories for developing protection strategies that have not kept pace with the dynamic evolution of cyberspace. She selected InfraGard as the ideal population for her study because of its focus on protecting critical infrastructures through a unique partnership with FBI field offices and the private sector.