2019 Security Conference

Monday, April 29 - Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
701 E. 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Schedule of Sessions and Special Events


Monday April 29, 2019

12:00 pm - 05:00 pm Registration

01:00 pm - 05:00 pm Maritime Transportation Security Act Facility Security Officer Refresher Workshop* -
Steve Roberts, Roberts Law Group/Chemical Security Group LLC


Tuesday April 30, 2019

07:00 am - 08:00 am Morning Coffee & Rolls

07:00 am - 06:30 pm Registration

08:00 am - 09:00 am Keynote Address -
Cathy Lanier, Former Chief, Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Colombia (MPDC) & First Commanding Officer of Homeland Security and Counter-Terrorism, MPDC

09:00 am - 10:00 am USCG Regulations and Policy Updates -
Commander Charles Bright, USCG

10:00 am - 10:15 am Coffee Break

10:15 am - 11:15 am Pipeline Security: Safeguarding your Assets from Opposition -
Jay Montgomery, Kinder Morgan
Don Peters, Global Security Corporation

11:15 am - 12:15 pm The Future of Cyber Technologies and Physical Security -
Don Aviv, Interfor International
Kenny Mesker, Chevron

12:15 pm - 01:15 pm Luncheon Keynote: Texas Threat Assessment -
Steven McCraw, Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety

01:15 pm - 02:30 pm Drones: Revolutionizing the Security of your Facilities -
Scott McHugh, LyondellBasell
Uzi Ibrahim, 4C
Travis Moran, Welund

02:30 pm - 03:00 pm Coffee Break

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm Mexico's Security Landscape: An Update -
Tony Payan, Baker Institute at Rice University

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm Networking Reception


Wednesday May 01, 2019

07:00 am - 08:00 am Morning Coffee & Rolls

07:00 am - 11:00 am Registration

08:00 am - 09:30 am DHS CFATS Compliance Regulatory Update -
David Wulf, CISA/DHS
Steven Nicholas, DHS Region VI
Kelly Murray, CISA/DHS

09:30 am - 10:30 am The 2019 Threat Landscape to Fuel and Petrochemical Supply Chains -
Mike McGarrity, FBI
Tom Brzozowski, DOJ

10:30 am - 11:00 am Coffee Break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm From Reaction to Intervention: Developing a Modern Threat Assessment Program -
Russell Palarea, ATAP
Andre Simons , FBI
Glen Kraemer, Hirschfeld Kraemer

*Participants completing this course may be eligible to receive Continuing Professional Education credit or CPEs toward ASIS re-certification. Individuals seeking recertification credit should check with ASIS and review the filing process at https://www.asisonline.org/Certification/Recertification/Pages/default.aspx

(session times and topics are subject to change)