Wednesday April 12, 2023
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Please join AFPM for a pre-conference Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) – Facility Security Officer (FSO) Refresher Workshop on Wednesday, April 12. This four-hour workshop will address key MTSA compliance topics and will provide a value-added opportunity for dialogue and discussion on topics including:

  • Facility Security Assessments (FSAs) / Facility Security Plans (FSPs)

  • Annual FSP Audits, including the timing, scope, and expectations for conducting annual FSP audits

  • MARSEC Levels, including a review of the regulatory requirements

  • MTSA Training Requirements

  • MTSA Security Drills and Exercises, including a review of security drill and exercise intervals and subject matter

  • MTSA and Cybersecurity

  • Secure Areas vs. Restricted Areas, including common misconceptions between these designations

  • The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

    • Fraudulent TWICs, including recent examples of the manufacturing and use of fraudulent TWICs

    • TWIC Inspections, including inspection requirements and incorporating TWIC into existing access control systems

    • TWIC Escorting, including a review of TWIC escort training requirements, ratios, and general expectations

    • New Hires and Lost or Stolen TWICs

    • TWIC Reader Rule update/current status

  • Screening and Inspections, including MTSA screening requirements

  • MTSA Signage Requirements, including language and posting requirements and best practices

  • Shore Leave and Mariner Access, including the Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities Rule

  • MTSA Security Incident Reporting, including a review of expectations for reporting suspicious activities, breaches of security, and Transportation Security Incidents

  • MTSA Recordkeeping, including a review of recordkeeping requirements

  • MTSA Compliance Trends / Statistics

    Thursday April 13, 2023
    07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    07:45 AM - 08:00 AM
    Opening Remarks
    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Former R-TX representative and CIA clandestine agent Wil Hurd will discuss current security threats that have evolved since 9-11 and discuss threats that are on the horizon
    09:05 AM - 09:55 AM
    The world is a crazy place and the security challenges critical infrastructure face are more challenging than ever. This session will discuss a couple of hot topics that may greatly affect site security in the future.

    09:55 AM - 10:45 AM
    This session will discuss security hotspots globally and the security challenges and innovative solutions that are needed at refining and chemical sites to keep your site, staff, and community secure.
    10:45 AM - 11:10 AM
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    Incidents of civil unrest and industrial action are growing. Demonstrations against the energy sector continue--are you prepared if a protest is at your gate?
    12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
    Luncheon with Keynote Speaker
    01:30 PM - 02:35 PM
    Security technologies are constantly evolving with to help counter the threats and better understand possible mitigations. This session will discuss the evolving world of counter UAS technology and a new intrusion model for CFATS sites.
    02:35 PM - 03:00 PM
    03:05 PM - 04:10 PM
    “Port Security Grants”: A missed opportunity or a path to corporate attention for security. Strengthen your port by supplementing your budget to complete a needed project. Reduce Risk through target hardening using the latest technology with the benefit of matching funds.
    04:10 PM - 05:15 PM
    DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency works closely with industry to help build a sector that can defend against both cyber and physical threats. During this session, CISA Chemical Security Policy Chief Annie Hunziker Boyer will speak to the future direction of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulations, CFATS reauthorization priorities, and insights from the first year of CFATS inspection audits. Chief Hunziker will also brief conference attendees on the recent Global Chemical Security Congress and the opportunities for greater involvement from industry. CISA’s Regional Director for Region 6 will discuss regional priorities, initiatives, and services that support the security and resilience of critical infrastructure owners and operators.
    05:15 PM - 06:45 PM
    Networking Reception
    Friday April 14, 2023
    07:30 AM - 08:00 AM
    07:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Implementation of the TSA Security Directives are in full swing---hear the latest on any implementation and compliance issues and the next steps for pipeline security.
    09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Join us for a session discussing three relevant topics covering both the cyber-physical security world for asset owner operators. The need for increased collaboration within AFPM community members, the current and future regulatory requirements, and soooo many new initiatives that albeit are in good faith, which and what matters.
    10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
    10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
    11:50 AM - 12:50 PM
    Collaboration and cooperation with your local responders is more important than ever for the safety and security of your people and facilities. Hear from industry and local responders on great community outreach practices.
    12:50 PM - 01:00 PM
    Closing Remarks