Our Agenda
  Day 1 - Tuesday 14th May
8:30am Registration 
9:00am Welcoming address
  Plenary: Delivering a safe and secure service in a digitalized world
The transportation industry is becoming increasingly digitlized, this has had a positive impact on efficiency and customer satisfaction. However, with so many devices becoming connected it has left transportation networks exposed and vulnerable to attack. This session will focus on ways operators can uphold customer expectations whilst ensuring security and safety.
Moderator: Michael Lowder, Principal, Michael W. Lowder & Global Associates LLC
9:10am Transportation: a matter of national security
• The economic importance of transportation networks: what is the financial impact of disruption?
• The changing nature of the security threat
Giving the right support and regulatory oversight to transportation operators
9:25am How is safety and security changing in the digital age?
• Understanding and mitigating the risks of a digitalized transport network
• Adapting to the modernization of equipment across your network
• Making use of new technologies for greater efficiency and effectiveness
9:40am Advisory session
9:55am Bridging the gap between government and industry
• Are more regulation and standards needed to improve security across the transportation sector?
• Improving the reporting of security incidents
• Why joint collaboration will strengthen overall security
• Too little too late? Why we shouldn’t wait until after a breach before drafting security standards
Kyle Malo, Chief Information Security Officer, WMATA
 10:10am Working with regulatory bodies: data sharing and regulatory oversight
Gary Wade, Vice President Security, Atlas Air
10:25am Panel discussion: Technology: friend or foe? 
• Is the rapid advancement of technology putting your network at risk?
• Keeping up and keeping safe: embracing innovation without neglecting safety and security 
• Integrating new technology with existing legacy systems
Gary Wade, Vice President Security, Atlas Air
Kyle Malo
, Chief Information Security Officer, WMATA
John Young
, Director of Freight and Surface Transportation Policy, American Association of Port Authorities
10:55am Networking coffee break
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  CYBER SECURITY
Transport operators are embracing this new digital age, yet cyber security is not always met with the urgency it requires. This is particularly worrying due to the economic, safety and security implications that can be faced in the occurrence of a cyber security breach. This session will focus on bringing together industry experts to examine the issue and highlight the importance of protecting yourselves admist this digital revolution.

Moderator: Dr Curtis Levinson, US Cyber Security Advisor, NATO

POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL: ENSURING YOU MEET THE DEADLINE
The deadline for PTC has been extended once again and every railroad is expected to have installed PTC on all mandated trains and trainlines by December 2020. This session will look into the difficulties which hindered train operators from meeting the 2018 deadline by looking at reoccurring challenges surrounding testing, installation and industry collaboration. It is crucial now more than ever to identify the disparities between theoretical planning and practical implementation and to find ways to overcome these issues to ensure the next deadline is met.

Moderator: Jo Strang, Vice President- Safety and Regulatory Policy, ASLRRA

11:40am Inside the Magecart breach of British Airways
Yonathan Klijnsma, Threat Researcher, RiskIQ
Case study: The Metrolink experience - bringing the human element into the PTC story
Keith Millhouse, Attorney, Millhouse Strategies
11:55am

Internet of Things: securing your devices, assets, and infrastructure
• Vultnerability management: scanning critical infrastructure for threats, risks, and faults
• Protecting vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure communications
• Keeping track of equipment, data ports and sensors
• Working with government, transportation operators, and other stakeholders
Mike Krygier, Deputy CISO - Urban Infrastructure, City of New York

Developing and enacting a schedule to hit the deadline
• Project management: setting realistic milestones and reporting progress
• Integrating new systems with existing infrastructure
• Effectively coordinating between railroads and suppliers
12:10am Advisory Session Advisory Session
12:25pm Securing tomorrow’s seaports: Addressing the challenges that are revolutionizing transportation logistics
• Staying one step ahead by regularly updating systems
• Understanding and dealing with increased automation and networked systems
• The importance of ensuring vendors comply with your security procedures
Casey Hehr, Director of Security, Port of Long Beach
Overcoming the challenges to successfully implementing PTC
• Upholding an efficient and reliable service during testing and certification
• Interoperability between host railroads and their tenants
• Ensuring all components needed for PTC are seamlessly working together
12:40pm Managing a cyber assault: the aftermath
• Having responsive processes in place
• Staying on alert: anticipating a security breach
• Effectively executing an emergency response plan
Manuel Guaderrama, Director of Security, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
Working with the industry to oversee delivery of PTC
• Ensuring the right assistance and communication is in place at government level
• Allocating sufficient time to hit project milestones
• Using information to prioritize resources using a risk-based approach
Susan Zimmerman, Assistant Director, Physical Infrastructure, Government Accountability Office
12:55pm Panel discussion: Safeguarding your organization when upgrading technology
• Updating cyber security software
• Understanding security risks associated with new technology
• How are cyber security threats likely to develop in future?
Casey Hehr, Director of security, Port of Long Beach
Manuel Guaderrama, Director of Security, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
Mohamed Youssef, Chapter President, CS2AI, Former Chief Engineer Cyber Security, Roads and Transport Authority Dubai
Yonathan Klijnsma,
Threat Researcher, RiskIQ
Mike Krygier, 
Deputy CISO - Urban Infrastructure, City of New York
Panel discussion: Post-deployment strategies, what opportunities does PTC present?
• What additional capabilities can be achieved on PTC’s wireless systems?
• Attaining a return on investment from PTC installation
• Is there potential for upgrading PTC in the future
Keith Millhouse, Attorney, Millhouse Strategies
Susan Zimmerman, Assistant Director, Physical Infrastructure, Government Accountability Office
1:25pm Networking Lunch
  PHYSICAL SECURITY
Transport operators now have access to new technologies which help support traditional policing against the ongoing threats faced. It is important for new technology to blend seamlessly into pre existing manual procedures, to ensure that physical security is upheld while keeping networks moving efficiently.

Moderator: John Young, Director of Freight and Surface Transportation Policy, American Association of Port Authorities
RELIABLE AND WELL MAINTAINED INFRASTRUCTURE
It is crucial that all railroads and transit agencies remain in good state of repair to avoid derailments and fatalities. It is beneficial for operators to develop individual strategies to ensure they are permanently meeting government requirements. This session will look at how operators can do this efficiently whilst being as cost-effective as possible.
2:25pm Security across terminals
• Maintaining the same standard of security in foreign jurisdictions
• Using biometrics to monitor access in restricted areas
• Terminal to vehicle communications
Keith Slotter, Vice President Security, JetBlue Airways
Case study: Implementing a Safety Management System at Amtrak
Ken Hylander, Executive Vice President & Chief Safety Officer, Amtrak
2:40pm Working with law enforcement partners to ensure the safety and security of passengers and cargo
• Delivering mission critical communications channels for faster response to incidents
• Sharing data between transport operator and police for a coordinated approach
• The challenges of policing in a globalized world
Yves Monfort, Chief of Safety and Security Division, PortMiami
Jose Aragu, Lieutenant, Miami-Dade Police Department
Using predictive maintenance to sustain a good state of repair
• Leveraging data analytics to predict repairs and reduce costs
• Developing assets knowledge from historic data to avoid recurring issues
• Creating meaningful and timely alerts and alarms leading up to repairs and maintenance
Ernest Piper, Chief Mechanical Officer, Keolis Commuter Services
2:55pm Advisory Session Advisory Session
3:10pm

Effectively deploying physical security technology across a diverse transportation network
• Investing in the right technology for proactive security: CCTV and access controls
• Making equipment known to act as a deterrent to criminals
• How does security converge with passenger experience and branding?
• Managing partners and vendors
Jason Blumenauer, Senior Director of Security, First Group America

Incorporating safety management regulations when building new infrastructure
• Putting safety first when installing new framework
• What is needed to ensure that new infrastructure is safe?
• Working with stakeholders during the procurement process
Ken Glover, Senior Vice President of Safety & Compliance, Genesee & Wyoming
3:25pm Case study: Artificial intelligence and behavioral analytics on CCTV systems
• Alerting control rooms to anomalies such as loiterers, fights, left baggage and thefts
• Reducing labour costs and improving the effectiveness of CCTV networks
• Changing the view of security as a cost center: leveraging security technology to improve decision making across the organization
Branden Porter, System Security Manager, Public Safety Division, SoundTransit
Ryan Chelski,
Senior Security Specialist Public Safety Division, SoundTransit

Robotics and artificial intelligence to identify potential failures before they occur
• What are the pros and cons of using drones for track inspection?
• Can we maintain a state of good repair with limited human involvement?
• Who is responsible if robots make errors?
3:40pm Panel discussion: Proactive versus reactive security strategies
• How are physical threats evolving?
• Is passenger screening feasible across all forms of transport
• Why simulating an attack is important in maintaining and improving security?
Keith Slotter, Vice President Security, JetBlue Airways
Yves Monfort, Chief of Safety and Security Division, PortMiami
Jose Aragu, Lieutenant, Miami-Dade Police Department
Stephen Tucker, Deputy Director of Security, Sound Transit
Jason Blumenauer, 
Senior Director of Security, First Group America
Panel discussion: Collecting and using data effectively
• How are well maintained assets a precursor to safer operations?
• Setting appropriate standards, benchmarks, and reporting 
• How to aggregate data from multiple sources to establish the big picture?
• Onboard vs trackside technology: what's the best way of gathering data about your network?
• What is the use case for automated technologies in rail maintenance?
Ken Glover, Senior Vice President of Safety & Compliance, Genesee & Wyoming
Ken Hylander, Executive Vice President & Chief Safety Officer, Amtrak
Ernest Piper, 
Chief Mechanical Officer, Keolis Commuter Services
JJ Williams,
Chairman, Fiber Optic Sensing Association
4:10pm Networking Lunch
  Interactive roundtables
Roundtable sessions promote niche and open discussion amongst delegates. The conference hall will be divided into zones, each themed around a different challenge. Delegates can choose which zone they would like to join and a moderator will lead the group in discussion of the topic. Following the discussion, each table leader will feed their conclusions from the session back to the whole group.
4:55pm
PCI compliance: Ensuring customer credit card details are secure when paying online or in person.
Blockchain Technology: Providing an extra level of security to valuable cargo
Installing real time CCTV systems on your network
Ensuring your wireless communications are secure  
Getting the most out of sensors for asset monitoring across transport infrastructure
JJ Williams, 
Chairman, Fiber Optic Sensing Association
5:55pm Networking drinks reception & end of day 1

  Day 2 - Wednesday 15th May
8:00am Registration
9:00am Welcoming address
  Plenary: Using technology To Mitigate Human Error
Accidents and incidents caused by human error are an avoidable risk. Increasing digitlization and automation are one way of reducing mistakes, as is ensuring the regular trainings and the constant upskilling of staff. This session will look at different strategies that can be put into place to help secure your network from the dangers caused by human error.
Moderator: Chris Hart, Former Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board
9:10am Investments In artificial intelligence
• Understanding the needs of your organization
• Buying intelligently
• Attaining a return on your investments in the long term
 9:25am Using technology to assist in reducing security risks
• How to use data to predict, detect and deter
• Managing the balance of effective event management and delivering a safe and secure rail service
• The challenges of operating in an open transport system
Frank Ibe, Head of Line Operations & Performance, Transport for London
9:40am Senior representative, Sleep Safe Drivers
9:55am Implementing and managing a successful safety management programme
• Sharing and managing safety data more effectively
• Detecting and correcting safety problems earlier
• Benchmarking safety performance
Jim Hopkins, Chief Safety Officer, Transportation Services Department, City of Ottawa
10:10am Digitalizing operational processes: benefits for safety and security
• Understanding the common mistakes workers make at terminals and investing in technology to mitigate these
• Automating security checks at terminals to reduce mistakes
• How will automation improve efficiency and security?
10:25am Panel discussion: Can we run a safe and efficient service with minimal human intervention
• In what circumstances is automation safer than manual operation
• Understanding the limitations of humans and using technology to compensate for them
• What will automation look like in the future?
 
Jim Hopkins, Chief Safety Officer, Transportation Services Department, City of Ottawa
Frank Ibe, Head of Line Operations & Performance, Transport for London
Senior representative, Sleep Safe Drivers
 10:55am Networking coffee break 
  INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP SESSIONS:
Led by a facilitator, workshops offer a perfect platform for interaction, debate, and sharing of best practice. Following the moderators' introductory presentation, delegates will sit on tables of no more than 10 to discuss specific challenges. Each table will then feed their conclusions back to the whole group.
11:40am Training session: Coordinating a cyber security exercise
• Orchestrating a cyber security breach to identity and target weaknesses
• Testing both technical and personnel processes
• Adapting cyber defence methods to coincide with human behaviour
Robotics and artificial intelligence to enhance safety oversight
• Autonomous alternatives to repetitive and arduous tasks
• How could robotics solve the challenges of reliability, downtime, and costs?
• What safety benefits can be achieved by replacing human intervention in maintenance activities?
• Case studies of robotics and automation in action
• Workforce and human capital challenges of increased automation
Senior representative, Reliabotics

12:40pm Networking Lunch
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  STAFF MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING
As much as preventative measures are implemented to ward of attacks. There is still a chance that a wrong doer can cause harm to your network and commuters. Taking into account the rise in terrorism, it is important now more than ever that staff and the general public are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to react accordingly in an emergency situation.
TACKLING RAIL RELATED FATALITIES
Trespassing and suicide are a tragic issued faced by railroad operators in North America. The number of rail related accidents and incidents have decreased significantly. However, rail trespassing – intentional and unintentional is still the primary cause of fatalities on North American railroads. The sensitivity of this topic means that discussions about it are limited. This session will tackle this problem head on, looking at different tactics which can be adopted in order to prevent reduce the risk of collisions with pedestrians.

Moderator: Chris Hart, Former Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board
1:40pm Enhancing security before, during and after employment
• Conducting background checks before acquiring staff
• Using wearable technology to monitor staff: what are the advantages and disadvantages?
• Sharing data with other operators to ensure high risk employees are not rehired
Ricardo Karakadze, Director, Maritime Security, Carnival Corporation & PLC
Strategies for reducing trespassing and suicide incidents
• The importance of spotting and understanding trends to prevent accidents and incidents on railroads
• Understanding the demographic and environmental characteristics of rail suicide
• Working in partnership with local charities to prevent railroad related deaths
Hilary Konczal, Chief Safety & Environmental Officer, Metra Commuter Rail
1:55pm Instilling and maintaining an information security culture within your organization
• Getting your staff to feel personally responsible for security
• Establishing company protocols and adhering to them
• Spotting and eliminating the weak links in your organization
Mitigating worker accidents and fatalities
• What are the leading causes for worker accidents and fatalities
• Incorporating data and analytics to identify risks and threats
• Creating and adhering to a roadworker protection plan
• Adhering to government protocols when reporting accidents
Elayne Berry, Assistant General Manager – Safety & Quality Assurance, MARTA
2:10pm Advisory Session Advisory Session
2:25pm Enhancing the competencies and capabilities of individuals responsible for safety oversight
• Equipping staff with the skills needed to effectively spot risk indicators
• Regular updates to safety processes and procedures
• Making proactive safety management the norm
Jayne Deno, Chief HR Officer, Metra Commuter Rail
Technology and engagement to improve grade crossing safety
• Changing behavior through technology: better warnings, monitors, and deterrents
• Employing analytics to identify frequent problem areas
• Raising awareness and changing perceptions of grade crossings
Patrick Warren, Chief Safety Officer, MTA New York
2:40pm Deploying a mix of technology and standards to tackle day to day threats
• Fare enforcement: developing standards and procedures to ensure “blind” policing
• Intelligent CCTV to identify risks and deliver efficiencies
• The importance of highly visible staffing
Stephen Tucker, Deputy Director of Security, SoundTransit
Raising public awareness of the dangers of railroads
• Challenging preconceptions about the perpetrators and motives of trespassing

• Developing on-board and static technology for monitoring trespassing incidents
• Results from the study: developing a profile of the average trespasser and new ways to tackle the problem
Sarah Searcy, Program Manager, Bicycle and Pedestrian, Institute for Transportation Research and Education

2:55pm Panel discussion: Preparing your staff to combat security risks
• Do your staff know how to spot a suspicious email
• Integrating security into all trainings
• Conducting practical training sessions

Jayne Deno, Chief HR Officer, Metra Commuter Rail
Stephen Tucker, Deputy Director of Security, SoundTransit
Ricardo Karakadze, 
Director, Maritime Security, Carnival Corporation & PLC
Panel discussion: What are the factors contributing to the reduction of suicide and trespassing incidents and how can we build on these
• Understanding how pedestrian safety at highway – rail grade crossings has changed over time
• Sharing data with public authorities to gain an overall picture
• Using empirical evidence and examining the behaviour of pedestrians involved in accidents and incidents to prevent recurrence

Patrick Warren, Chief Safety Officer, MTA New York
Hilary Konczal
, Chief Safety & Environmental Officer, Metra Commuter Rail
Michael Allen, Director, New Jersey Operation Lifesaver
Elayne Berry, Assistant General Manager – Safety & Quality Assurance, MARTA
Sarah Searcy, 
Program Manager, Bicycle and Pedestrian, Institute for Transportation Research and Education
3;25pm End of Transport Security Congress

 

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