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Huffmaster’s Michael Saad,CPP to Speak at Chemical Sector Security Summit and Expo

The Department of Homeland Security Chemical Sector Security Summit begins July 22, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland providing an opportunity for attendees from the chemical community to both share and learn from successes in the industry.

Key Topics of the eighth annual event include:

  • Executive Order 13650, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security
  • Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) updates
  • International Trends in Chemical Security
  • Transportation: Trucking, Rail and, Pipelines

In addition to the many chances to network with industry experts, the forum also presents attendees with opportunities to learn more about Federal, State and local agencies and departments involved in chemical security as well as gain an understanding of what compliance preparations they’ll need to make in the coming year.

Department of Homeland Security officials will also be available to discuss best practices for Site Security Plans, Alternate Security Programs and Authorization I Inspections.

Among other benefits for attendees are the opportunity to gain a better understanding of chemical security regulations, share best practices, discuss trends in cyber tools, network with other chemical security professionals and attend a variety of talks and presentations given by experts with insight into the industry.

One such expert will be Michael C. Saad, CPP of Huffmaster Consulting Services. Huffmaster’s 50 years in the Business Security Industry means Saad is particularly qualified to speak on his topic: the Diversion of Chemical Goods through Deception. Saad will relate his personal experiences as they unfolded in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and his investigation into one of the bombers.

The Chemical Sector Security Summit and Expo runs from Wednesday, July 23 through Thursday, July 24 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. There will be pre-Summit activities starting Tuesday, July 22 for those who arrive early.

If you are planning to attend, be sure to sit on Mike’s session Wednesday, July 23rd from 3:00-4:15.

There is no fee to register for the event, however, you must be registered to enter.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) apply to nearly 6,000 facilities across the United States. If your security management responsibilities include one or more of these regulated sites, you will appreciate the CFATS expertise and experience that Huffmaster can offer. Click here to find out more about how Huffmaster can provide the proper mix of People & Technology to achieve a security solution that is right for you!

Mike Saad, CPP

Senior Director Consulting Services at Huffmaster Crisis Response, LLC
Michael Saad is Senior Director of Consulting Services, Huffmaster Crisis Response, LLC. He is responsible for the security consulting line of business for the company. In that capacity he manages security program evaluation, corporate policy and procedure development, federal security compliance initiatives, corporate investigations, security threat and vulnerability analysis, and business risk management.

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