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Rise of the Drones: Benefits & Risks of UAV/UAS to Critical Infrastructure

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CENTRA Technology

4121 Wilson Blvd., 2nd floor

Arlington, VA 22203

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Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month (CISRM), observed in the month of November, builds awareness and appreciation of the importance of critical infrastructure and reaffirms the nationwide commitment to keep our critical infrastructure and our communities safe and secure.

Join InfraGardNCR for the leading-edge CISRM program about unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)—also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones— their benefits (e.g., support firefighting, search and rescue operations, monitor and assess critical infrastructure, provide disaster relief, etc.) and their potential use by malicious actors to harm critical infrastructure or first responders.

Drones are playing an ever-increasing role in helping to drive critical infrastructure forward, quickly becoming a highly useful tool to those that work within it. Recently, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) estimated the potential market for the commercial applications of drone technology in infrastructure to be $45 billion. At the same time, there are emerging potential threats to critical infrastructure from drones, including prohibited surveillance, cybersecurity incidents, and intentional disruption. This session will educate the attendee about emerging drone technology and trends, tactics, and procedures. It will also provide an overview of the current threat landscape, information about indicators of suspicious activity, and where and how to report it.

Our session will begin with a keynote from Cathy Lanier (confirmed), former MPD Chief and now the CSO and VP of Security for the NFL. You won't want to miss it! SIGN UP NOW! Sponsorship opportunities also available.

AGENDA (subject to change)

    • 8:00 – 8:30 Arrival, Registration & Networking
    • 8:30 – 8:40 Welcome & Facility Overview, Kathy Mills, Board Member, InfraGardNCR
    • 8:40 – 9:00 Introductory Remarks & Recognition of CISRM planning team, Steve Bieber, President, InfraGardNCR
    • 9:00 – 9:45 Opening Keynote, Cathy Lanier, Senior VP of Security & CSO, NFL and former Chief, MPD (confirmed)
    • 9:45 – 10:15 Remarks, Brian Moran, Secretary, Public Safety & Homeland Security for the Commonwealth of Virginia (confirmed)
    • 10:15 – 10:30 Break
    • 10:30 – 11:30 Remarks, Michael Delgado and Matthew Vanmeter, Supervisory Special Agents, FBIHQ (confirmed)
    • 11:30 – 12:00 Remarks, Andrew Pasternak, Senior Risk Analyst, DHS Office of Cyber & Infrastructure Analysis (confirmed)
    • 12:00 - 12:30 Remarks, Lee Mollman, Special Agent in Charge, CSX Police, Mid-Atlantic Division, Drone Flight Team (confirmed)
    • 12:30 – 12:45 Closing remarks and adjournment, Steve Bieber,President, InfraGardNCR

    **No refunds will be provided, but we welcome substitutions if the original registrant is unable to attend.**

    Location notes:

    CENTRA Technology is located at 4121 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22203 and is two blocks from the Ballston Metro. Those seeking to enter the CENTRA office building from Wilson Blvd will need to walk down the east side to enter our back door, until the front door is reopened (currently under construction). Those walking from the Metro will not be effected, and can access the walkway leading from 9th Street and curl around the back of the building. There is (paid) parking beneath the building. No validation is provided.

    *photo from PBS "Nova: Rise of the Drones" program
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