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 Presentations

  • A Comparison in Quantifying Asset Values, Threats, Vulnerabilities and Risk

    This presentation compares the difference and likenesses of qualitative and quantitative assessments by exploring CARVER, MSHARPP and RAVA.

    Las Vegas, Nevada
    April 2013

  • Designing DOD Buildings that Meet Antiterrorism Standards 

    Standards for bringing DOD Buildings into compliance with the newly published Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) are discussed in detail. 

    Washington, DC
    September 2013

  • Asset Based Risk Analysis – A New Methodology

    This presentation examines how ABRA consolidates the “looking in/looking out” methodologies of CARVER and MSHARPP, and how ABRA determines cost effectiveness, risk reduction and prioritizes mitigation strategies for decision makers.

    Washington DC September 2013
  • Five Strategies for Designing Secure Buildings

    Provides a quick overview of security engineering concepts used during the design phase of building construction for limiting criminal activity and reducing the affects of man-made threats in producing mass casualties.

    Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia November 2013
  • Unconventional Crisis Planning and the Readiness Factor

    Discussions center on what happens during the decision making process for Emergency Managers and Community Leaders when the event becomes larger than planned for or doesn’t follow the plan your trained for. The difference between “Being Prepared” or “Being Ready” will be compared based on the results of more than 30 years of research by Project White Horse.

    Las Vegas, Nevada April 2014     
  • The Resiliency Factor – Impact Centric Planning

    This presentation makes a compelling argument that the traditional “threat centric scenario planning” is out dated and should be reexamined. The new planning focus must be “impact centric”. By putting the impact and the organization’s ability to return to normal operation first in the equation, this concept says, “the cause doesn’t matter but its effect on operations does”. By concentrating on the results of the threat’s actions we can better prepare to return to normal operations in the most expedient manner possible. 

    2-4 November 2014, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • OMG – It Happened on My Watch (Low Probability – High Impact Event Planning)

    This presentation focuses on planning for events that are so catastrophic, although thought to be rare in occurrence, that they must be planned for, even though they are unlikely to occur. Examples of these types of events that occurred just this year and five mega-disaster that are predicted within the next hundred years will be discussed. “Well banking” principles for repairing infrastructure after disasters and setting parameters “triggers” for implementation will be looked at.

    19 November 2014, New York City
  • How to Prevent Mass Casualties through Smart Building Design

    This presentation familiarizes attendees with design principles used in preventing and detecting criminal activity and reducing the effects of acts of terrorism. These five strategies can be incorporated into new building design or when renovating existing facilities. By bringing architects, engineers, planners, facility managers and security professionals together in applying these techniques the design team can guarantee that inhabited facilities provide an adequate level of protection for the safety and security of personnel and limit damage to facilities and critical infrastructure from natural or man-made threats.

    May 2015, New Delhi, India
  • Unlocking the Underlying Potential of Security Industry with IoT: A Holistic Approach

    We will discuss the future of the security industry as it relates to the use of IoT in the Smart Cities context. Focus will be on the predicted growth of the IoT world-wide as more and more devices get connected. We’ll look at how the security industry can and must take advantage of this phenomena by building alliances and ridding itself of the silo mentality by taking a holistic approach to developing technology solutions.

    New Delhi, India
    December 2015

  • Security from the Curb to Internal Spaces: Making Smart Buildings Wise

    In this session we discuss integrating security mitigation strategies into a comprehensive plan regardless of agency size or industry. We will examine the “all-hazards” approach in identifying the “Design Basis Threat”. We will take the theoretical, break it down and translate it into practical design applications that allow decision makers to prioritize countermeasures and reduce the risks to the largest number of people first – thereby saving lives.

    New Delhi, India
    May 2016

  • Using Building Design to Reduce the Effects of Terrorist Attack

    This panel discussion focused on reducing the effects of terrorist attack through smart building design strategies and the need for security standards within the nightlife industry.

    26 October 2016, Las Vegas, NV

  • Why Secure Buildings Matter to Future Smart City Planners

    When building design includes mitigation strategies at the beginning of a project, on-set costs are minimal, usually less than 5 percent.  On the other hand, when added as an afterthought, they can increase project costs by more than 30 percent, having long term costs related to maintenance of equipment and the addition of security personnel. The integration of security system concepts at the beginning of developing inhabited space, compliments what public officials and the public want – to make buildings and neighborhoods safe and secure.  As urban centers of the future increase in population so will the demand for functionality on a multitude of levels.  Review the driving questions for those responsible smart city projects and ways to incorporate best practices to mitigate cost overruns.

    17 November 2016, New York City, NY

  • Using Building Design to Reduce the Effects of Terrorist Attack

    Currently buildings are design for aesthetics and functionality and very rarely with the threat in mind. Security professionals usually get involved in mitigation strategy planning at the end of the design review cycle. In this session we discuss strategies that reduce the effectiveness of terrorist attack. These approaches can be implemented from the beginning of any new building construction or at the on-set of any renovation project. Experience shows us that when security features are incorporated into the design during the initial phases there is less than a 5% increase vice 25-30% if added later.

    March 2017, Baltimore, MD

  • Security Is Driving Up Your Costs, Here’s Why

    In this session we discuss how to overcome many of the designing pitfalls associated with new construction and major renovation projects. We examine a case study, identify the different viewpoints of the stakeholders, identify how to design space based on threat and still keep it aesthetically pleasing and finally, how to keep short term and long term costs manageable by setting parameters for implementation.

    March 2017, New York, NY

 

White Papers

  • ABRA – THE ASSET BASED RISK ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY

    Quantifying Asset Values, Threats, Vulnerabilities and Risks

    A quantitative risk analysis and vulnerability assessment methodology used to identify and measure risks and to determine the most cost-effective countermeasures for mitigating those risks.  Provides prioritization of countermeasures for decision makers.

    August 2013
  • THE ALL-HAZARDS APPROACH TO CONDUCTING VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT AND RISK ANALYSIS OF ENERGY SYSTEMS SUPPORTING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

    Using the Critical Asset and Infrastructure Risk Analysis (CAIRA) Methodology

    A holistic approach to analyzing natural and man-made threats.  Provides likelihood of occurrence and determines resiliency. 
    September 2013
 

Publications

  • The Risk Analysis Vulnerability Assessment Process

    The Guardian, the Source for Antiterrorism Information

    Summer 2010, Volume 12, Issue 2

    Distribution Restricted.  Complete the form above to obtain the Article.

  • Power to the Perimeter

    Security Middle East

    July/August, Issue 85

  • Design in Preventing Mass Casualties

    November 2016

  • A Tale of Two Cities – Smart and Smarter Buildings
    (starts on page 52)

    March – April 2017

  • Modeling DOD Antiterrorism Strategies for High Occupancy Spaces

    December 2016

  • How to Use Building Design to Increase Security Effectiveness

    Aesthetics vs the Design Basis Threat Approach

    March 2017

  • First Thoughts and Preliminary Analysis of Recent London Attack

    American Security Today

    On-line

    March 2017

 

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