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START and SIA present a virtual symposium on changing threats


START and SIA present a virtual symposium on changing threats

August 26, 2020

The Security Industry Association, START and the University of Maryland will host a virtual event Thursday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. that teaches how new tools and partnerships can mitigate changing threats. Topics will include the capability development framework tool for risk assessment, horizon scanning for future threats and the new generation of threats and countermeasures. The day will conclude with Q&A. The webinar is free and open to the public. Register on the SIA website here.

AGENDA (All times in EDT)

  • 1:00 p.m. - Introduction (Don Erickson and Rob Reiter, SIA)
  • 1:10 p.m. - Introduction of START
  • 1:15 p.m. - The Global Terrorism Database (and the T2V Database) | Discussion Leader: Erin Miller, START
  • 1:25 p.m. - The Capability Development Framework Tool for Risk Assessment | Discussion Leader: Marc Boyd, START
  • 1:35 p.m. - Profiles of Individual-Level Radicalization in the United States Database | Discussion Leader: Mike Jensen, START
  • 1:45 p.m. - START Training Programs | Discussion Leader: Liberty Day, START
  • 1:55 p.m. - Horizon Scanning for Future Threats | Discussion Leader: Steve Sin, START
  • 2:05 p.m. - ICONS: Online Simulations for Contingency Planning | Discussion Leader: Devin Ellis, START
  • 2:15 p.m. - How a relationship with educational centers like the University of Maryland and START can help SIA members recruit talent in the next decade | Discussion Leader: Kathryn Bartunek, security engineer, AECOM
  • 2:35 p.m. - Unmanned Aviation Systems – Rethinking a Secure Perimeter | Discussion Leaders: Tommy Luginbill, the University of Maryland TechPort; Amit Samani, Dedrone
  • 3:05 p.m. - Modeling Risk, Threat and Vulnerability for Analysis and Assessments | Discussion Leaders: Barnett Koven, START; Bill Braniff, START; Rob Reiter, SIA
  • 3:35 p.m. - The New Generation of Threats and Countermeasures | Discussion Leader: Laura Pearson, acting deputy director, division of facilities and security, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • 4:05 p.m. - New Dimensions in Security
  • 4:35 p.m. - Closing Remarks