Corporate Security Symposium 2017 Hosts South Florida Corporate Security Symposium

Over 200 private and public sector colleagues met at the South Florida Corporate Security Symposium held on August 22, 2017 at the Jacaranda Country Club, in Plantation, FL.


This symposium featured speakers from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, other U.S. Government entities, state and local agencies, and the private sector. Speakers addressed a wide range of homeland security topics including: Cyber Threats, Cyber Mitigations and Response, Domestic Terrorism, International Terrorism, and Insider Threats.

This event is undertaken in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Private Sector Engagement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.



Scott F. McAllister, Director, Southeast Coastal Region, Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Welcoming Remarks

Mark Amarant, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,

Opening Remarks

George Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Miami Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Domestic Terrorism Threat Brief

Eric Ellingsen, Intelligence Analyst, Homeland Threats Division, I&A, DHS

International Terrorism Threat Brief

Ryan McCallum, Regional Representative, National Counterterrorism Center, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force

Insider Threats:

Introduction: Carl Barnett, Chief, Counterintelligence Referent Branch, Counterintelligence Programs Division, I&A, DHS

Economic Espionage: Dereck Farinha, Special Agent, FBI

Counterintelligence from a Corporate Standpoint: Stuart C. Mallory, Executive Director for Security Services, Aptim

Cyber Threat Overview

Dr. Samuel Liles, Acting Director, Cyber Division, I&A, DHS

US Secret Service Collaboration in the Cyber Arena

Brian Swain, Special Agent in Charge, Miami Field Office, United States Secret Service

Cyber Mitigation and Response Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Harry Hunter, Chief Data Scientist, Agricultural & Environmental Applied Sciences

John Christly, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Netsurion and EventTracker

Dr. Yair Levy, Professor of Information Systems and Cybersecurity, Nova Southeastern University

Mike Orosz, Director, Threat Services, Citrix

Kevin Parker, Special Agent, Cyber Squad, FBI

Rick Carlin, Cyber Security Manager, BankUnited

Behavioral Observation in a Security Environment

D.C. Page, Senior Vice President, Consulting and Investigations, Andrew’s International

Homeland Security Starts with Hometown Security

Gary Warren, Protective Security Advisor – South Florida, Office of Infrastructure Protection, National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS

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