Center for Security Studies to host infrastructure security workshop

A two-day infrastructure resiliency workshop will be held Feb. 29-March 1 at Angelo State University’s Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive. The workshop will be hosted by the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Security Studies and is being held in conjunction with Texas Tech University. The workshop, “Critical Infrastructure Protection: Energy Priorities for Today and Tomorrow,” is designed to identify and discuss threats to and vulnerabilities of regional and national critical infrastructure. It is also meant to establish a forum for increased security collaboration between various government and law enforcement agencies and energy and utilities providers.

Workshop sessions will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 29 and 8:30 a.m. to noon March 1, in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center. All sessions are free and open to the public. Online registration at angelo.edu/css-workshop.

Workshop presenters include Dr. Annette Sobel, Texas Tech University; Dr. Danny Reible, Texas Tech; Dr. Vittal Rao, Texas Tech; Dr. James Phelps, ASU; Steve Mild, San Angelo/Tom Green County emergency management coordinator; Buck Hamilton, Department of Homeland Security; Gary Scheibe, Shell Oil, Inc.; and ASU homeland security graduate students.

Topics include cybersecurity of critical infrastructure; homeland security and threats to municipalities; energy sector risk management; water and wastewater potential threats; police and homeland security for energy, water and transportation sectors; and public-private partnerships.

Twelve hours of continuing education credit will be given to law enforcement officers who attend the workshop via the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement.

For more information, call the CSS at 325-486-6682.