Upcoming Seminars

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Preventing Targeted Violence and other Threats in Public Spaces
FOR: Law Enforcement, Schools, Businesses/Workplaces, Houses of Worship, Military Bases,
Nonprofit Service Agencies, Public Transportation and Open Spaces

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Buffalo Niagara Marriott

In this seminar you will learn that targeted violence is preventable when communities are equipped with the appropriate tools, training, and resources to intervene before violence occurs.  Adopting a community level behavioral threat assessment approach to be able to observe and pro-actively respond to concerning behaviors can prevent tragedies.  A review of safety reporting programs will be conducted which will empower those working in organizations to respond appropriately to abnormal and aberrant behaviors exhibited by persons in their spaces. 

You will also learn about how you can partner with safety stakeholders in government and the public & private sectors to help increase your security and resilience across a number of other vulnerable fronts. Public-facing businesses and organizations will be especially encouraged to facilitate bystander reporting and be prepared to respond when reports of concern are received, not waiting for direct or specific threats to be made before taking action.

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7:45-8:30am       Sign-in & Registration

8:30 - 8:50am     Welcoming Remarks & Program/Speaker Introductions
                            with Special Guest Mike Patti, Tops Senior Vice President for Operations

8:50-10:30am     Mass Attacks in Public Spaces: 2016-2020

This presentation will pull from a 25-year history of targeted violence research by the USSS National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) to provide a proactive Behavioral Threat Assessment approach that reveals how mass attackers display a range of observable concerning behaviors across a variety of community systems as they escalate toward violence.  NTAC’s examination of these attacks indicate that targeted violence is preventable when communities are equipped with the appropriate tools, training, and resources to intervene before violence occurs.
Michael Kapuscinski, Domestic Security Strategist Region 1, NTAC USSS 
w/ SvSSRS Jeff McGarry and SSRS Allanah Hund

10:30-11:15am   Vendor/Exhibit Fair with Coffee Service

11:15-12:30pm   Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

CISA leads the national effort to understand, manage, and reduce risk to our cyber and physical infrastructure. CISA works with partners including small and medium businesses to defend against today’s threats and collaborates to build a more secure and resilient infrastructure for the future. CISA security advisors will explain the types of assistance CISA lends to small and medium businesses to protect their people, their assets, and their information systems.  
Pete Owen, Protective Security Advisor, and Scott Patronik, Cyber Security Advisor, both with CISA

12:30-1:00pm    Vendor Fair, cont.

1:00pm               OVER

Users will not need to download anything or have a passcode (as it is included in the link).  The Livestreaming will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will pause during the break between presenters. The seminar will conclude for virtual attendees at 12:30 p.m.

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