AAPA Anywhere: Port Security Seminar & Expo

AAPA Anywhere: Port Security Seminar & Expo

AAPA Anywhere: 2020 Port Security Seminar & Expo will be a week-long virtual event, delivering timely, relevant content from experts, exclusive networking and interaction with colleagues and educational opportunities from industry solution providers. From July 13-17, registered participants will be able to access pre-recorded content, participate in live Q&A sessions with presenters, exchange private messages with colleagues through an event app and meet with exhibitors in virtual, informal small groups.

AAPA will deliver a high-quality online experience by providing attendees with tested technology solutions, clear instructions for the virtual experience and suggestions/tips to get the most out of AAPA Anywhere: 2020 Port Security Seminar & Expo. The event will offer companies heightened visibility through sponsorship opportunities and give exhibitors the opportunity to connect with potential customers.

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Did you know you can receive an industry by attending the Security Seminar? Learn more about the IRPC - Maritime Cyber Security here.

Elective Program             

Your registration includes the following:

Seminar Attendee Registration

Seminar Exhibitor Package

Seminar Sponsorship

  • Timely, relevant content from the experts
  • Exclusive networking and interaction with colleagues
  • Education opportunities from industry solution providers
  • Access to pre-recorded presentations
  • Participate in live Q&A with speakers
  • Exchange private messages with colleagues through the event app
  • Meet with exhibitors in virtual, informal small groups
  • Company logo and description listed on event app
  • Link to company website on event app
  • 2-3 minute video or presentation preceding speaker pre-recorded presentation
  • Dedicated breakout room for exhibitor hosted coffee breaks, lunch bunches, and virtual happy hour
  • Meet with attendees in virtual, informal small groups
  • Connect with potential customers
  • Exchange private messages with colleagues through the event app
  • Banner ad on event app
  • Two (2) push notifications on event app
  • Opportunity to serve as a session moderator for one of the live Q&A sessions with presenters
  • Opportunity to create custom virtual background for participants
Early Bird Member Rate: $250 (deadline June 23)
Regular Member Rate: $350

Early Bird Non-Member Rate: $300 (deadline June 23)
Regular Non-Member Rate: $400

No Refund/Cancellation Policy for Registrations
Once paid, registration fees for seminars and other events are non-refundable. If a registrant desires to cancel his or her attendance at a seminar or event, the registration fee associated with the cancellation is transferable in the form of a credit in the dollar amount of the registration fee. This credit may be used by any staff person of the registrant’s organization and may be applied to the registration fee associated with another seminar or event hosted by AAPA, including the AAPA Annual Convention. The credit associated with the cancellation must be used at a seminar or event within one (1) year from the original seminar or event date.
7/13/2020 - 7/17/2020

Event Pricing

ItemReg. ClassPrice
IRPC Certificate Add-onMember150.00
IRPC Certificate Add-onNon Member150.00
Seminar Exhibitor PackageMember550.00
Seminar Exhibitor PackageNon Member650.00
Seminar Attendee Registration and IRPC CertificateMember550.00
Seminar Attendee Registration and IRPC CertificateNon Member650.00
Seminar Attendee RegistrationMember350.00
Seminar Attendee RegistrationNon Member400.00
Seminar SponsorshipMember300.00
Seminar SponsorshipNon Member300.00



Monday, 13 July 2020


The global pandemic is causing unprecedented challenges in keeping supply chains open, safe, and secure Despite remarkable resilience, maritime transportation has been affected because of challenges with close-quarter vessels, ship-to-shore logistics, exploitative threats actors, and more. We will hear from experts in the fields of critical infrastructure and transportation safety, public health, and cybersecurity.

On-Demand Session Topics:
Mariner and Ship Safety – Expanding a Robust Regulatory 
Captain Bradley Clare, United States Coast Guard

The Latest on the Ports’ Most Important Safety Grant & Modernizing it for Cyber
Duane Davis, FEMA Port Security Grant Program

Maritime's Critical Place in the Global Economy: Understanding Systemic Cyber Risks to Ports and How DHS, DOT, DOD are Addressing the Risk
Norma Krayem, Van Scoyoc Associates

Impact of COVID-19 on Port Security and Operations: Contact Tracing, Technology Automation, Community Engagement and Beyond
Speaker: Michael Cardarelli, Director, Transportation Practice, Everbridge

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:00 AM

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility.  This course is to provide a high level overview of Cybersecurity for any person who would like to have a profession in Cybersecurity and/or needs to understand Cybersecurity for their organization.  
Who should attend: 
People who are new to information security
People who are already in the Cybersecurity Profession
Those who feel bombarded with complex technical security terms they want to understand
Those who have decided to make a career change to take advantage of the job opportunities in information security and need formal training/certification.
Those who need to be conversant in basic security concepts, principles, and terms

On-Demand Session Topics:
What is Cybersecurity and Why is Cybersecurity So Important? Who are the Cyber Actors?
Michael D. Mann, Cybersecurity and Networking Program Head, Thomas Nelson, The Peninsula's Community College (TNCC)

What is Cybersecurity in Maritime Industry and how does it align with the new Cyber Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC).
LCDR Kelley Edwards, United States Coast Guard Office of Port & Facility Compliance (CG-FAC-1)

Basic Cyber Terminology in the Maritime Domain
Michael D. Mann, Cybersecurity and Networking Program Head, Thomas Nelson, The Peninsula's Community College (TNCC)
Chris Hunt, Port of Grays Harbor, IT Manager
Robert Renzulli, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), San Diego Unified Port District

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
6:00 PM

Wednesday, 15 July 2020


On-Demand Session Topics:
Maritime Cybersecurity Fundamentals 
Chris Hunt, Port of Grays Harbor, IT Manager
Robert Renzulli, San Diego Unified Port District, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Staying Safe in an Interconnected World
User Awareness Training (Social Engineering, BEC’s, Phishing, and Spear Phishing etc.)
Michael D. Mann, Cybersecurity and Networking Program Head, Thomas Nelson, The Pennisula's Community College (TNCC)

Uniting Cybersecurity Awareness Training into Maritime Industry Operations
Chris Hunt, Port of Grays Harbor, IT Manager

Cybersecurity of IT/OT and IIoT
Robert Renzulli, San Diego Unified Port District, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
1:00 PM

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Ports and port users rely on their vital daily relationship with CBP. Today's programming will include different viewpoints on the nature and history of the relationship between ports and their inspection partners.

On-Demand Session Topics:
CBP’s Expectations for Facilities Needs, Including in a Pandemic Environment
Thomas O'Donoghue, Program Manager, Facilities & Technology Division, Mission Support Directorate, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The Outlook from Congress on Port Security, CBP Officers, and CBP Security Standards
Christopher Mulkins, Deputy Director of Homeland Security, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress's Historical View on CBP's Facilities Programs, and Tools for Ports to Increase Both Security and Trade
Paul Anstine, Associate Strategic Account Executive-DHS, Leidos

Lessons From the Airports on Their Security Asset Portfolios and Partnering with CBP
Matthew Cornelius, Executive Vice President, Airports Council International - North America

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
5:30 PM

Friday, 17 July 2020

For all the challenges of a global pandemic, it is a great time for industry security leaders to imagine the unimaginable; expect the unexpected; prepare for the impossible.  Today’s emerging threats and technology programming is a chance to learn from the deepest experts and most ‘creative’ threat analysts in order think about what it really means to have a mindset of ‘security’ in actual and potential terms.

On-Demand Session Topics:
What Coast Guard Cyber Compliance Looks Like
Captain David Nichols, USCG (ret.), Director, Business Development, ABS Group
Cutting-Edge Cyber Defenses
Itai Sela, Naval Dome

Changing Paradigms about how to Detect and Deter Human Trafficking
Mar Brettman, PhD, Executive Director, Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking (BEST)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

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Paul AnstineLeidosAssociate Strategic Account Executive-DHS paul.anstine@leidos.comANSTINE, PAUL20SECURITY
Ms. Julie BarelasAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesGrant Coordinator(703) 684-5700jbarelas@aapa-ports.orgBARELAS, JULIE20SECURITY
Mr. Warren BaughTetra Tech Inc.Director(509) 372-5800warren.baugh@tetratech.comBAUGH, WARREN20SECURITY
Ms. Christina BirdseyPort of Hueneme/Oxnard Harbor DistrictChief Operations Officer(805) 488-3677, x2223cbirdsey@portofh.orgBIRDSEY, CHRISTINA20SECURITY
Tanya BlackPort Saint JohnFinancial & IT Analyst(506) 636-4869tblack@sjport.comBLACK, TANYA20SECURITY
Alessia Bonilla RiettiAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesLaw Clerk(703) 684-5700 BONILLA RIETTI, ALESSIA20SECURITY
Mr. Steve BowenMozaicIDPresident(757) 615-3109SteveBowen@mozaicid.comBOWEN, STEVE20SECURITY
Ms. Mar BrettmannBusinesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking (BEST)Executive Director(206) 905-6843mar@bestalliance.orgBRETTMANN, MAR20SECURITY
Mr. Scott BynumGreater Lafourche Port Commission (Port Fourchon, LA)Homeland Security Specialist(985) 632-6701scottb@portfourchon.comBYNUM, SCOTT20SECURITY
Mr. Andrew Cameron Communications and Professional Development Facilitator(703) 684-5700 CAMERON, ANDREW20SECURITY
Mr. Michael CardarelliEverbridgeDirector, Transportation Practice(818) 230-9509michael.cardarelli@everbridge.comCARDARELLI, MICHAEL20SECURITY
Mr. Evan ChapmanLegislative Director for the Office of Representative Donald McEachinDirector of Government Relations(703) 684-5700evan.chapman@mail.house.govCHAPMAN, EVAN20SECURITY
Capt. Bradley ClareUnited States Coast GuardChief, Office of Port and Facility Compliance bradley.w.clare@uscg.milCLARE, BRADLEY20SECURITY
Ms. Christie CoatsPort of New OrleansDirector of Real Estate(504) 528-3320Christie.Coats@portnola.comCOATS, CHRISTIE20SECURITY
Thomas CogginPort of Pensacola (850) 436-5070tcoggin@cityofpensacola.comCOGGIN, THOMAS20SECURITY
Mr. Chris ConnorAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesPresident & CEO(703) 684-5700cconnor@aapa-ports.orgCONNOR, CHRIS20SECURITY
Mr. Troy CookCMTS  troy.cook.ctr@dot.govCOOK, TROY20SECURITY
Matthew CorneliusAirports Council International - North AmericaExecutive Vice President mcornelius@airportscouncil.orgCORNELIUS, MATTHEW20SECURITY
Ms. Laurel CottonTetra Tech Inc.Senior Technical Advisor, Nonproliferation(509) 372-5800Laurel.cotton@tetratech.comCOTTON, LAUREL20SECURITY
Mr. Brian CoxPort of South LouisianaDirector of Operations(985) 652-9278 X1110bcox@portsl.comCOX, BRIAN20SECURITY
Mr. Jacob CristPort of New OrleansManager, Terminal Operations(504) 528-3316Jacob.Crist@portnola.comCRIST, JACOB20SECURITY
Mr. John CrochetGreater Lafourche Port Commission (Port Fourchon, LA)Director of Information Technology(985) 632-6701crochetj@portfourchon.comCROCHET, JOHN20SECURITY
Mr. David CruzMoffatt & Nichol (562) 590-6500dcruz@moffattnichol.comCRUZ, DAVID20SECURITY
Ms. April O. DanosStephenson Technologies CorporationMartitime Information Systems Security Engineer adanos@stc-ntc-lsu.orgDANOS, APRIL20SECURITY
Mr. Cary DavisAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesDirector of Government Relations & General Counsel(267) 625-1551cdavis@aapa-ports.orgDAVIS, CARY20SECURITY
Mr. Duane DavisU.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management AgencySection Chief - Port Security Grant Program(202) 786-9533duane.davis@fema.dhs.govDAVIS, DUANE20SECURITY
Ms. Marie Di RoccoTSA  Marie.dirocco@tsa.dhs.govDI ROCCO, MARIE20SECURITY
Rafael Díaz-BalartAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesLatin American Coordinator305-389-1878rdbalart@aapa-ports.orgDIAZ-BALART, RAFAEL20SECURITY
Ms. Margaret Kaigh DoylePortVision50Founder(508) 889-7747margaretdoyle@portvision50.orgDOYLE, MARGARET20SECURITY
Mr. Mark DubinaPort Tampa BayVice President - Security(813) 465-0774mdubina@tampaport.comDUBINA, MARK20SECURITY
Mr. Donald DurrPlaquemines Port, Harbor and Terminal DistrictDirector of Security & Vessels(504) 682-7920ddurr@pphtd.comDURR, DONALD20SECURITY
L. Cdr. Kelley EdwardsUnited States Coast Guard  kelley.c.edwards@uscg.milEDWARDS, KELLEY20SECURITY
Mr. Aaron E. Ellis, APR, Fellow PRSAAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesDirector of Public Affairs(703) 706-4714 ELLIS, AARON20SECURITY
Mr. Dewey EnglishInnovative Signal AnalysisSenior Sales Executive(214) 697-4382dewey.english@signal-analysis.comENGLISH, DEWEY20SECURITY
Mr. David A. EspieMaryland Port AdministrationDirector of Security(410) 633-1153despie@marylandports.comESPIE, DAVID20SECURITY
William FinnFBI - Los Angeles  wtfinn@fbi.govFINN, WILLIAM20SECURITY
Ms. Brandi FlisowskiPort of Texas City Security Council (409) 949-9437bflisowski@ptcsc.orgFLISOWSKI, BRANDI20SECURITY
Mr. Scott B. GalbraithAMICONational Sales Manager(205) 515-6742sgalbraith@amicosecurity.comGALBRAITH, SCOTT20SECURITY
Capt. Terry GilbreathAlabama State Port AuthorityHarbormaster/FSO(251) 441-7074tgilbreath@asdd.comGILBREATH, TERRY20SECURITY
Mr. William H. HansonGreat Lakes Dredge and Dock Company LLCSVP, Govt Relations & Business Dev.(630) 699-0896WHHanson@gldd.comHANSON, WILLIAM20SECURITY
Ms. Katharine Hayes, CMPThe Global Event TeamExecutive Vice President, Co-Owner(321) 354-5628khayes@globaleventteam.comHAYES, KATHARINE20SECURITY
Mr. Robert HeckerPort of New Orleans Harbor PoliceChief of Police(504) 891-7585Robert.Hecker@portnola.comHECKER, ROBERT20SECURITY
Mr. Casey HehrPort of Long BeachDirector of Security(562) 283-7810Casey.hehr@polb.comHEHR, CASEY20SECURITY
Mr. Chris HoganPort FreeportDirector of Protective Services(979) 373-5911hogan@portfreeport.comHOGAN, CHRIS20SECURITY
Mr. Tom Hranac Asst. Director of Membership Services & Latin Am Facilitator(703) 706-4708 HRANAC, TOM20SECURITY
Mr. Chris HuntPort of Grays HarborIT Manager(360) 533-9528chunt@portgrays.orgHUNT, CHRIS20SECURITY
Mr. Anthony IncorvatiAxis CommunicationsBusiness Dev. Manager, Transportation(978) 614-2004anthony.incorvati@axis.comINCORVATI, ANTHONY20SECURITY
Mr. Jim JagerPort of AlaskaDirector of Business Continuity and External Affairs, Facility Security Officer(907) 343-6200jim.jager@anchorageak.govJAGER, JIM20SECURITY
Mr. Robert JenkinsPort EvergladesPort Security Manager(954) 954-6728rojenkins@broward.orgJENKINS, ROBERT20SECURITY
Mr. Ron JimersonPort of SeattleDirector Inf. Sec./Chief Info. Security Officer(206) 787-3000jimerson.R@portseattle.orgJIMERSON, RON20SECURITY