Saturday, June 6, 2015

2015 CSSS Agenda and Registration Info

Yesterday DHS updated the 2015 Chemical Sector Security Summit (CSSS) web page to include a link to registration and agenda information. As I mentioned in an earlier post the CSSS will be held on July 21st thru 23rd in Alexandria, VA. It will be held at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center and for the first time portions of the CSSS will be webcast for those not able to attend in person.

The preliminary agenda shows a host of potentially interesting topics. They include:

∙ Cybersecurity and Industrial Control Systems;
∙ Port Security – U.S. Coast Guard;
∙ What to Expect During a CFATS Inspection;
∙ Alternative Security Programs (ASPs) and Expedited Approval Program (EAP) Site Security Plan (SSP);
∙ Site Security Plans (SSP) and Compliance Inspections Trends; and
∙ Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Legal Background and Enforcement

Two sessions will be webcast over the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN). Registration is required, but no special vetting or secure connections are required. The two sessions currently planned to be available will both be webcast on Wednesday:

∙ Keynote Address; and
∙ Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) Regulatory Update

I would have like to have seen more sessions broadcast, but the second one will be one of the more important sessions of the Summit so I can’t really complain too much. Maybe if there is an extensive early sign up, NPPD will consider adding more sessions. I have already signed up for the web cast. Unless of course, someone wants to sponsor my attendance in Alexandria.

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