The Department of Homeland Security and the Regional Consortium Coordinating Council (RC3) are hosting several upcoming webinars that address Preparedness; Cyber Security; and Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. InfraGard is currently a member of the RC3 Executive Committee and the RC3 is chaired by our former President, Chris Terzich.
More information and registration links can be found in the attached flyer 2014 JCIP Webinar Series Flyer
The Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection and The Regional Consortium Coordinating Council (RC3) Present: A Joint Critical Infrastructure Partnership Webinar Series
Each hour-long session is designed to assist critical infrastructure owners and operators, physical security and information security professionals, Chief Information Officers, risk managers, business continuity planners, information technology directors, and local homeland security and emergency management staff in their efforts to enhance the preparation, security, and resilience of communities and their critical infrastructure assets.
Preparedness: September 23 & 30, 2014
Topics are designed to assist private industry and governmental partners and any other critical infrastructure practitioners in enhancing their preparation and resilience efforts:
- Risk Management – Learn from a panel of Minnesota-based Critical Infrastructure practitioners that includes Grant Hosmer, Critical Infrastructure Coordinator for the City of Minneapolis, Glenn Sanders, DHS Protective Security Advisor for Minnesota, and the Downtown Security Executive Group, who will discuss infrastructure resilience-planning and threat assessment associated with large-scale public events such as the 2014 Major League Baseball All Star Game by leveraging public/private partnerships and strategically utilizing risk management tools and resources.
- Training Resources – Christy Magee, Chief of the DHS/IP Stakeholder Education and Training Section, will review training offered by DHS/IP related to security awareness as well as foundational courses available to industry practitioners on critical infrastructure security and resilience.
Cybersecurity Awareness: October 21 & 23, 2014
Topics provide background information about reviewing cyber resilience capabilities, improving information sharing, and evaluating security needs for protecting our local and regional cyber assets:
- Awareness – Learn from the DHS Office of Cybersecurity and Communications how industry and government can serve as strategic partners in two national public awareness and cyber risk-management efforts (Stop-Think-Connect and the C3 Voluntary Program) that are aligning business enterprises and local governments to manage cyber risks, better understand cyber threats, and empower the American public to be safer and more secure online.
- Assessment – Hear from industry and government practitioners who have successfully utilized cybersecurity exercises, cyber evaluations, or Cyber Resilience Reviews (CRRs) to improve cyber resilience.
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience: November 18 & 20, 2014
Topics focus on tools and resources for improving the overall security of a critical infrastructure asset or facility:
- Public/Private Partnerships – A panel comprised of representatives from industry and local government will share innovative best practices from public/private partnerships they have collaboratively developed related to critical infrastructure security and resilience.
- Exercises – Learn from DHS and local critical infrastructure practitioners about scenarios and exercise plans that have been successfully developed to address the most salient threats to local communities, enhancing their ability to respond to and recover from all-hazard events.