MN ASIS Women in Security Forum

MN ASIS will host their 3rd annual MN ASIS Women in Security 2016 Leadership Forum.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Travelers Insurance – 375 Washington St, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Topic: Security leaders from the public and private sectors share their experiences, challenges, and successes. Whether you are an experienced practitioner, new to the industry, or considering a new path, you will leave this forum with practical and actionable plans that you can implement for the upcoming year.

Key Note Speaker:  Deena S. Disraelly, PhD – Institute for Defense Analyses
Dr. Disraelly, Research Staff Memberhas more than nearly 20 years’ experience conducting analyses in the chemical, biological, radio-logical and nuclear (CBRN) realm and working in and training others to support emergency response. Her work has focused on the policy, technological, opera-tional, and organizational aspects of preparedness, emergency response, and consequence management, particularly as related to CBRN. Most recently, she has been focused on working with all levels of government to develop and evaluate biological preparedness plans, technologies and activities; improving interagency col-laborations; developing new CBRN medical modeling methodologies; and studying potential methods for im-proving emergency response and disaster management.

Registration

$75.00: Early Bird for Non-Members until May 20th
$100.00: Non-Members after May 20th
$75.00 ASIS Member
$50.00 Student and Emergency Responders

Questions? Email Lisa Mountain at lmountain@ptnet.com

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Federal DHS Office of Bombing Prevention: Improvised Explosive Device (IED) & Explosives Effects Fundamentals

dhs-logoThe US Department of Homeland Security Office for Bombing Prevention

Presents:

Improvised Explosive Device (IED) & Explosives Effects Fundamentals

Course Purpose:

This module of learning is provides in virtual format and can be accessed through multiple platforms, to include computer, tablet, and smart phone. This virtual module provides an overview of the threat from improvised explosive devices (IEDs), identifies their components, explosive effects fundamentals, and describes safety precautions to take when encountering a real or suspected IED.

Who Should Attend?

This virtual learning module is ideal for first responders, public safety personnel, and the private sector.

Cost:

This virtual learning module will be provided by DHS with no charge to attend.

See attachment for more information (VILT Schedule for Release v1.2)

Questions should be directed to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office for Bombing Prevention.

 Link to Virtual Learning Module: https://share.dhs.gov/jitecobp/

InfoSec Institute – Discount for InfraGard Members

A special offer has been extended to our InfraGard members from the InfoSec Institute.

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The InfoSec Institute/Intense School is a national provider of Information Security professional development training.

InfoSec Institute extends a 20% discount to members of the Minnesota InfraGard chapter on all professional development programs. Stay up to date on the following: Ethical Hacking, Computer Forensics, Data Recovery, Penetration Testing and many others.

Also, check out our new proprietary practice test engine, Skillset.com, with over 100,000 free practice questions for the industry’s most popular certs.

Website: www.infosecinstitute.com

Joint Critical Infrastructure Partnership Webinar Series

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

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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.

Be Smart. Know your Spring Hazards.

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April showers may bring May flowers, but it also introduces severe weather including wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes and floods. Understanding the hazards that impact your community and learning what actions to take if one strikes, increases your preparedness. Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.

Ready.gov provides a wealth of information regarding spring and summer weather hazards.

Tornadoes

About 1,200 tornadoes hit the United States every year, and every state is at risk. Tornadoes can strike in any season, but most often occur in the spring and summer months.

Do you want to have a better understanding of the tornado risk you and your community face? Click here to see a map of the United States and see how many tornado have struck your county.

For more detailed information, download How to Prepare for a Tornado, a hazard-specific guide, which provides information on the basics of each hazard, how to protect yourself and your property, and what steps to take now.

Wildfires

Wildfires can occur at any time throughout the year and anywhere in the country. The destruction caused by wildfires depends on the size of the fire, the landscape, the amount of fuel in the path of the fire, and the direction and intensity of the wind.

Do you want to have a better understanding of the wildfire risk you and your community face? Click here to see a map of the United States and see how many wildfires have struck your county.

For more detailed information, download How to Prepare for a Wildfire, a hazard-specific guide, which provides information on the basics of each hazard, how to protect yourself and your property, and what steps to take now.

Floods

Flooding can occur during any season and can happen in any U.S. state or territory.

Do you want to have a better understanding of the flood risk you and your community face? Click here to see a map of the United States and see how many floods have struck your county.

For more detailed information, download How to Prepare for a Flood, a hazard-specific guide, which provides information on the basics of each hazard, how to protect yourself and your property, and what steps to take now.

Hurricanes

Hurricanes can cause loss of life and catastrophic damage to property on coastlines and several hundred miles inland. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15 and ends November 30.

Do you want to have a better understanding of the hurricane risk you and your community face? Click here to see a map of the United States and see how many hurricanes have struck your county.

For more detailed information, download How to Prepare for a Hurricane, a hazard-specific guide, which provides information on the basics of each hazard, how to protect yourself and your property, and what steps to take now.

Tools and Technologies for School Emergency Response

Join the National Information Sharing Consortium and First Responders Group as they host: Tools and Technologies for School Emergency Response
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“Tools and Technologies for School Emergency Response”
December 12, 2013 10-11:30am PT/1-2:30pm ET
NISC/FRG (National Information Sharing Consortium/First Responders Group) will host a webinar entitled “Tools & Technologies for School Emergency Response” on December 12th. More information can be found at the NISC website.
 
There is no need to register for this webinar in advance – simply join at the designated time. There is no teleconference bridge information. The audio for this will come through the webinar itself, so please ensure that you computer’s volume is not muted when you join. The link for the webinar is: https://share.dhs.gov/capacitybuildingseries. You can sign in with your HSIN Connect credentials or enter as a guest.

INTERFACE – Minneapolis 2013

As a member of InfraGard, you are invited to attend INTERFACE-Minneapolis/St Paul Thursday, September 19th at the St Paul River Center.

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What is INTERFACE: INTERFACE is a custom IT conference focused on information security, IT infrastructure (BC/DR, data storage & recovery) and enterprise communications. The mission of INTERFACE is to strengthen the local IT community through delivery of high quality educational seminars, access to local and national service solutions providers, and peer networking opportunities.

 

The educational content and vendor selection is customized for INTERFACE-Minneapolis/St Paul by the Advisory Council, which is a consortium of local IT managers and executives, who are selected as representatives of public sector, private sector, enterprise organizations, and SMB’s.

 

What is Included with InfraGard Invitation: 

 

  • More than 15 Educational Seminars
  • Keynote Presentation
  • Catered Lunch Buffet
  • More than 40 Vendor Exhibits
  • Hosted Afternoon Reception

 

WHAT: INTERFACE-Minneapolis

 

WHEN: Thursday, September 19th at the St Paul River Centre

 

HOW: To register Use the following link to utilize your InfraGard invitation: http://www.interfacetour.com/evites.html?e=10&r=241