Brochure - Secure Rail Conference

Learn how to protect and manage the security
of your rail technology, assets and people
Secure Rail Takes Place at the
Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort
Sheraton Lake
Buena Vista Resort
12205 S Apopka
Vineland Rd.
Orlando, FL 32836
February 3-4, 2015
Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort, Orlando, FL
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Should You Attend Secure Rail?
If you are responsible for railroad security, emergency preparedness,
hazmat transportation, positive train control, IT, signaling and
communication, border control, bridges and tunnels management, and
capital infrastructure programs, you should attend Secure Rail 2015.
by Friday, December 5 and
pay ONLY $699 to attend.
(After that, the cost to attend
goes up $200 to $899.)
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10:30 AM — Keeping Flammable-liquid
Shipments Safe and Secure
Jo E. Strang - American Short Line and
Regional Railroad Association
Secure Rail is the first conference to address North American rail security
from an organizational perspective. Conference sessions will feature
strategies and insights from industry experts on how to manage employees,
passengers, technology and assets, and protect them from man-made and
natural threats and dangers. Educational sessions are divided between three
tracks: Technology, Assets and People.
Conference Agenda
Scott Gorton - Transportation Security
This presentation will discuss TSA’s four goals regarding
freight rail. Goal 1: Prevent and deter acts of terrorism
using, or against, the transportation system. Goal 2:
Enhance the all-hazard preparedness and resilience
of the global transportation system to safeguard U.S.
national interests. Goal 3: Improve the effective use of
resources for transportation security. Goal 4: Improve
sector situational awareness, understanding, and
9:00 AM — Amtrak: Moving America
where it wants to go, when it wants to go
Jim Metzger - Amtrak
This session will talk about the steps Amtrak takes
to protect its infrastructure, equipment, and property,
and what it does to protect and prevent damage to the
9:00 AM — Data Security and The
Digital Railway
Keith Dierkx - IBM Industry Academy
The importance of a secure network is becoming
increasingly critical for continued successful rail
operations. Attend this session to understand the data
security drivers, the gaps and issues many railroaders
may not even be thinking about yet.
10:00 – 10:30 AM — Networking Break
in Product Showcase
10:30 AM — 360 Degree Portal for
Border Protection and Security
Felix Krupczynski - Duos Technologies, Inc.
This session highlights a pilot program - funded by
Union Pacific - that helps the U.S. Customs and Border
Protection agency customs officers use multiple
technologies and sub-systems to remotely scan all rail
cars passing through the inspection portal, and displays
stitched 360-degree views of the entire rail consist.
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11:30 AM – 1:30 PM — Networking
Lunch in Product Showcase
1:30 PM — Railroad Component
Protection Measures
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8:00 AM — TSA’s Vision for Rail
The U.S. Department of Transportation has mandated
that certain measures be taken to enhance the security
and safety of flammable liquids, which include crude
oil and ethanol, when they are transported by rail. This
session will detail these routing protocols, along with
emergency response training and information sharing.
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Jo E. Strang - American Short Line and
Regional Railroad Association
Recent spikes in the theft of railroad components
due to soaring scrap prices have led to an increased
security risk to railroads large and small. This session
will talk about what is being done to mitigate and
eliminate the potential for theft.
1:30 PM — PTC Cyber Security
Dave Blackmore - Federal Railroad
Mark Hartung - Federal Railroad
Positive train control (PTC) plays a critical role in
preventing train accidents and rail worker injuries, as
any tampering with computer, cell or signal systems
could compromise the safety of certain railroad
operations. What are the FRA and railroads doing to
bolster cyber security, even before PTC systems are
fully installed? Find out when you attend this session.
2:30 – 3:00 PM — Networking Break in
Product Showcase
3:30 PM — Hazmat Security: Beyond
the Tank Car
Richard Flynn - NorthEast Logistics Systems
As concerns over crude-oil train derailments rise,
federal regulators are focusing on how to improve
the safety of tank cars, but when it comes to crude oil
transport, tank cars aren’t the only consideration. This
session will highlight what railroads can do to manage
and mitigate risk, minimize liability insurance costs and
address public concerns about hazmat trains operating
through communities.
8:00 AM — Implications and Effects of
the Rail Routing Rule
Elliott Shepherd - Federal Railroad
3:30 PM — Port Security Panel
Randy Parsons - Port of Long Beach
Joe Lawless - Mass Port
Representative from Port Everglades
North American ports handle hundreds of thousands
of containers each year that are then placed onto rail
cars or trucks and transported to locations throughout
the continent. Ensuring those containers do not pose a
security threat is of utmost importance. What are ports’
best practices when it comes to shoring up security?
The answers are in this session.
4:30 PM — Best Practices for Transit
Alex Wiggins - Transit Safety & Security
Solutions, Inc.
Whether your transit agency or commuter railroad is a
startup or a longtime existing rail operator, you need to
know the best practices for protecting and enhancing
the security of your passengers and employees,
operations, assets and infrastructure. This session will
explain the standard procedures every security plan
needs along with best practices to effectively manage
risks and analyze potential threats.
4:30 PM — Tank Car of the Future
Bob Fronczak - Association of American
Francisco Gonzalez - Federal Railroad
Several serious train accidents have recently occurred
in Canada and the United States involving tank
cars carrying crude oil. The series of accidents has
prompted a call for the development of tank cars with
stronger outer shells and other features designed to
resist punctures and prevent oil spills and fires if a
derailment occurs. This session will discuss what it will
take to develop the “tank car of the future.”
5:30 – 6:30 PM — Networking
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When hauling security-sensitive materials, railroads
(as per the 9/11 Commission Act, U.S. Transportation
Secretary and the Department of Homeland Security)
are required to use the safest and most secure route.
Attend this session to learn what railroads must do to
determine the most appropriate route.
10:30 AM — Passenger Protection:
Using Technology to Keep People
Cheryl Tyler - CLT3 Consulting, LLC
This session focuses on national and international
security technology trends and techniques that keep
transit-rail passengers safe without impacting the
efficiency and reliability of rail operations.
8:00 AM — Cybersecurity of Rail
Transit Control and Communications
David Teumim - Teumim Technical, LLC
This session will discuss rail-transit cyber threats,
introduce the APTA cybersecurity standards already
published, and show how transit agencies use these
standards to improve their cyber defenses.
9:00 AM — Rail Security During Gulf
Coast Hurricanes: Lessons Learned
Gary Gordon, PE, WSO-CSSD - Kal Krishnan
Consulting Services
Securing railroads during a hurricane requires
advance planning and preparation, including securing
operations, infrastructure and facilities; evacuating
rail equipment or protecting it in place; and preparing
to respond, recover and rebuild operations after the
storm. This session uses Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and
Ike as case studies on how to plan for and prepare rail
security during Gulf Coast hurricanes.
9:00 AM — Using Drones to Beef Up
Network Surveillance
Rich Gent - Hot Rail, LLC
It’s impossible for railroads to constantly keep watch
over the many miles of track they own. In this session,
we will explore the ways that drones can be used to
help railroads monitor infrastructure and other assets,
and learn about the benefits and risks of employing
such technology.
10:00 – 10:30 AM — Networking Break
in Product Showcase
10:30 AM — Rail Police Panel
Wanda Dunham - MARTA Police Department
Chip Greiner - Morrison & Erie Railway
Polly Hanson - Amtrak Police Department
What are the central issues railroad police officers deal
with today? How are they helping to secure railroad
property, assets and people? This session features
police chiefs representing freight, transit and passenger
railroads offering their insight on these questions and
other issues, including metal theft and rail security
coordinator training.
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM — Networking
Lunch in Product Showcase
1:00 PM — Session To Be Announced
2:00 – 2:30 PM — Networking Break
2:30 PM — Surveillance Technology:
Not Your Father’s Camera
Mark Mills - Communication Concepts
For video surveillance, motion sensors, thermal
technology and cyber-secured cameras are all the
rage, and are making it possible for railroads to more
accurately and securely survey their track, bridges
and tunnels. This session will cover the various types
of camera technology available, and explain how two
Class Is use it to keep a closer eye on their assets.
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