Conference Track Overview
Counter Terror Expo US focuses on the collective efforts and shared responsibilities of the Counter Terror community - Federal, State, Local and Private-sector partners to maintain critical homeland security capabilities. That fosters a unity of effort, innovative approaches and solutions through leading-edge science and technology.
Only through extensive collaboration and information sharing can we hope to meet future challenges.
- Intelligence Sharing
- Public/Private Partnerships
- Regional Collaboration
Global Counter Terrorism
A challenge for modern societies is to disrupt terrorist networks by interrupting their communications, recruitment and radicalization, training, intelligence and financing.
- Al-Qaeda and global violent extremism
- The Threat from Radicalization
- Domestic Extremist
- Mass Casualty Attacks
- Intelligence agency sharing: Federal – State – Local Law Enforcement
Securing and Managing Our Borders
Border security and management efforts focus on three interrelated goals: effectively securing U.S. air, land, and sea borders; safeguarding and streamlining lawful trade and travel; and disrupting and dismantling transnational criminal and terrorist organizations.
- Border Patrol National Strategy
- Customs and Border Patrol: Special Issues in the South
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Attacks on critical infrastructure could significantly disrupt the functioning of government and business alike and produce cascading effects. From energy systems that power our neighborhoods, to transportation networks that move us around our communities and the country, to facilities that provide our families with safe drinking water, critical infrastructure impacts nearly every aspect of our daily lives. These assets, systems, and networks, are so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, public health or safety, or any combination thereof.
- Impact of Interdependent Infrastructure, Capabilities and Resources
- Risk Assessment Metrics, Methods, and Tools
Cyber Terrorism and Security
The threat of cyber terrorism to our technical infrastructure is real and immediate. As our nation’s critical infrastructure grows more reliant on information technologies, it also becomes more exposed to attackers that can threaten our nation’s economy, cause mass disruption of communications or other services, and attack the Nation’s infrastructure through cyber means.
- Risk Management Process and Methodology
- Security Threats Trends
- Standards vs. Regulation: Cyber Security Legislation
- International Challenges
Transportation and Security
The key to prevention is a comprehensive site design that views the building, its campus, and the surrounding neighborhood as an integrated space. Mitigating terrorism using physical, technical and procedural protective measures in such areas as:
- Port and Cargo
Despite ongoing vigilance and efforts to protect this country and its citizens, major accidents and disasters, as well as deliberate attacks, will occur. The challenge is to build the capacity to be resilient in the face of disruptions, disasters, and other crises.
- Emergency Response
- Incident Management
- Interoperable Communications
*Conference Program is preliminary and subject to change.