November 7, 2014, Reston, VA: “Threats to U.S. defense and economic secrets are at an all-time high and expected to increase” was the news presented to Facility Security Officers, Chief Executive Officers and Security Managers of small to medium-sized businesses in the Washington, DC area at this annual Security Awareness Fair. The event was hosted by ISI Security and offered a training opportunity for company representatives to further their professional security expertise beyond the mandatory NISPOM and DSS requirements. ULTRA Company was a key exhibitor at the event, showcasing their High Security Facilities Division and offering information on the planning and execution of high security facilities such as Secure-NOC, SCIF, SAP, SIPRNET, TEMPEST Area, Data Center or Closed Area.
Other topics at the training event included counter-intelligence, cyber-espionage, foreign terrorist organizations, cyber criminals, activists, and malicious insiders. The keynote speaker, Michelle Sutphin of the American Systems Corporation provided new information about upcoming security policy changes and regulations and how it will affect small to medium sized companies faced with enacting these changes; Steven Durant, Defense Security Service (DSS) provided a counter-intelligence brief; John Wouters, from 8 Consulting offered ways to combat cyber security threats; and Mark Butler, of DC Professional Training and Consulting, discussed foreign travel security and fraudulent documents. Additional information was presented in an entertaining manner by Ray Sempko, The D*I*C*E Man, who’s talk was titled “Defensive Information to Counter Everything.”
Attendees learned much about the skills and solutions necessary to successfully implement today’s continuously changing security requirements and earned up to 15 enhancement points in Category 3: Security Staff Professionalization for their next DSS assessment.