Join us for an informative webinar that sheds light on the crucial intersection of cybersecurity, local transportation agencies, and the state’s comprehensive training initiative. In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, protecting Florida’s critical infrastructure is of paramount importance. The FL critical infrastructure risk assessment, which is a free online risk assessment tool commissioned and funded by the Florida Legislature in 2023, plays a pivotal role in assessing and strengthening the cybersecurity posture of Florida’s collective critical infrastructure.

In a world where cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving, this webinar is your opportunity to learn about a valuable resource that can empower your agency to assess and enhance its cybersecurity posture. Join us in safeguarding Florida’s critical infrastructure against cyber threats.

Agenda

10:00 – 10:25 AM: Importance of Cybersecurity for Local Transportation Agencies
We will delve into the pressing significance of cybersecurity for local transportation agencies. With the ever-increasing threat of cyber-attacks, it is imperative that our state’s transportation infrastructure remains resilient. We will discuss the evolving cyber threat landscape facing transportation agencies and the role of cybersecurity in ensuring uninterrupted services.

10:25 – 10:35 AM: Introduction to the Online Risk Assessment Tool and Key Findings
We will introduce you to the pioneering Florida online risk assessment tool. This effort is open to all public- and private-sector critical infrastructure entities and covers a wide array of sectors, including transportation. We’ll cover the assessment process using the Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET) and the key findings and trends from the ongoing survey.

10:35 – 10:50 AM: How Your Agency Can Participate
We will conclude the webinar with a call to action, encouraging transportation agencies to participate in the Florida risk assessment. We’ll discuss additional free resources, trainings and services to support your cybersecurity efforts, to include a introduction to Idaho National Lab (INL), one of our nations laboratories who are supporting the State of Florida with resources, assessments and programs to enhance public and private sectors resiliency to cybersecurity.

10:50 – 11:00 AM: Q&A
The webinar will conclude with a brief Q&A session, where our experts will address your queries and concerns.

This webinar will award a certificate to those fully attending and completing the webinar. Professional Development Hours will be provided to those that request these during registration. A total of 1.0 PDH can be earned for fully attending the webinar.

Instructors:

Cyber Florida: Bryan Langley, Jim Aldrich, and Emilio Salabarria

Idaho National Labs: Tim Klett

INSTRUCTORS
James Aldrich - Cyber Florida

Jim joined the Center in July 2022 after serving over 50 years in the Intelligence Community (IC) in a variety of positions focused on Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Cyber Security missions as well as associated Education & Training. He is a retired Marine Corps Intelligence Officer, and Arabic linguist, who served 28 years in a wide range of assignments within the U.S. and overseas locations. After retiring in 1998, he worked for the Aerospace Corporation supporting the National Reconnaissance Office from 1998-2002 and then became a National Security Agency (NSA) employee for 20 years; the last 18 as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). He held several positions spanning the agency’s SIGINT and Cyber Security missions: NSA Representative to U.S. Special Operations Command, NSA Representative to U.S. Transportation Command and NSA Representative (forward deployed) in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. In these roles he evaluated the customers’ requirements and ensured agency resources were applied – where possible. 2004 – 2010 Jim served as the senior NSA official in Operations at the agency’s facility on Fort Gordon Georgia – focused largely on support to USSOCOM, USCENTCOM, and JSOC. Based on his breadth of experience, and previous work as both an Instructor and Course Director, he was selected to serve as the Deputy Commandant of NSA’s National Cryptologic University; responsible for orchestrating Education & Training to over 40,000 civilians and military members working with the agency. In his last assignment at NSA his office provided strategic planning support to the NSA Board of Directors and several large NSA organizations located both in the U.S. and overseas locations. Jim is a graduate of Texas A&M (BA in International Relations) and the U.S. Naval War College (MA in National Security & Strategic Studies) and has also completed several Senior Executive level leadership courses sponsored by the IC and DoD. He has been married to his wife Marilyn since 1973. Jim & Marilyn both grew up in southeastern Illinois farm country. They live near Center Hill Florida on a 14-acre horse farm. They have three adult children, ten grandchildren and a growing number of great grandchildren.

Bryan Langley - Cyber Florida
Emilio F. Salabarria, MS CIM - Cyber Florida

Emilio is a native of Tampa, Florida; in July 2022, he joined Cyber Florida and is responsible for providing advanced, expert knowledge and subject matter expertise in a specific subject area that contributes to the mission(s) and initiative(s) of The Florida Center for Cybersecurity (aka Cyber Florida) at The University of South Florida (USF).

Emilio worked for the Tampa Electric Company (TECO) as the Emergency Management and Business Continuity Director, The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) as the Global Life Safety Manager, the Tampa Port Authority (TPA) as the Director of Safety and Training, and Tampa Fire Rescue (TFR) where he advanced up the ranks to Division Fire Chief of Special Operations, supervising the TFR Specialty Teams.  He participated as part of the TFR planning team for many Gasparilla Parades, the 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC), and Super Bowl 43. 

Emilio’s education includes Associate of Science Degrees in Emergency Medical Services and Fire Science from Hillsborough Community College, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Northwood University, and a Master of Science in Critical Incident Management from Saint Leo University.  

Timothy Klett, CISSP - Idaho National Laboratory

Tim Klett is a Senior Technology Integration Strategist within the National and Homeland Security Directorate at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). He has over 20 years of experience in working with information technology solutions for both the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). His current work includes the development of methodologies and technologies that facilitate the collection, analysis, and dissemination of critical infrastructure (CI) risk to all hazards, research in CI dependencies and interdependencies, and associating Software Bills of Material (SBOMs) with CI and understanding their impacts. Tim earned his M.S. degree in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2004, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Idaho.

O.T. Gagnon III (Ollie), CISSP, CPP, PSP - Idaho National Laboratory

As the primary representative and lead for U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) efforts, Mr. Gagnon supports DHS’ components and other federal agencies by providing unique capabilities to complex homeland security challenges. Prior to his current position, he served 13 years as DHS’ first Protective Security Advisor in Tampa, Florida where his critical infrastructure security and resilience efforts directly enhanced the safety and security of the nation’s third most populated state. Mr. Gagnon also traveled for three years worldwide on behalf of the Department of Defense – Defense Threat Reduction Agency conducting comprehensive assessments of critical infrastructure complexes, facilities, and systems, and served in the United States Air Force for over 22 years in the various physical security, law enforcement and training positions to include service as the Chief, Presidential Security (Air Force One) for Presidents William J. Clinton and George W. Bush.

Securing Florida’s Critical Transportation Modes

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