Security Leadership: Reducing Cost without Sacrificing Value

Venue: Patton Boggs LLP Auditorium

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 14, 2010 End Date/Time: Sep 14, 2010
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Security Leadership: Reducing Costs without Sacrificing Value. (September 14, 2010; Washington D.C.) A one day session bringing together senior experts in the security industry to share new concepts, best practices, and emerging trends highlighting effective strategies for reducing the costs of security without sacrificing effectiveness. Keynote by Governor Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of Homeland Security. Panelists include Bob Stephan, former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Infrastructure Protection and Tracy Henke, former Assistant Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Grants and Training. For more information and online registration go to www.watermarkinstitute.com/seminars


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August 2010) FAIRFAX, Virginia, August 1, 2010 – The Watermark Institute Announces the Inaugural Seminar in the Institute’s Seminar Series

Today The Watermark Institute announced the first seminar in a continuing security leadership seminar series sponsored by the Institute. “Reducing Security Costs without Sacrificing Value” will be a one-day session bringing together senior experts in the security industry to share new concepts, best practices, and emerging trends highlighting effective strategies for reducing the costs of security without sacrificing effectiveness.

The Honorable Tom Ridge, former Secretary of Homeland Security, will be the keynote presenter. His presentation, “Manage the Risks Before they Manage You” will focus on the overall theme of the seminar in reducing organizational costs without sacrificing value.

When asked why the Institute seminal was providing a seminar focusing on costs versus value, Matt Branigan, the President of Watermark Risk Management International, LLC said “In the current economic climate, organizations, governments, and practitioners are being tasked to do more with less when the threat has never been greater. This seminar will provide these groups with strategies and tools, validated by senior experts who use them everyday, that can be immediately employed to reduce costs without sacrificing value.”

For more information on the seminar, including a complete agenda, visit the Institute’s website at www.watermarkinstitute.com/seminars, or contact Josh Schubring, the Director of the Watermark Institute, at josh.schubring@wrmi-llc.com.

The Watermark Institute, a division of Watermark Risk Management International, LLC, a service disabled veteran owned small business which provides security training and thought leadership to risk management professionals who help government, public, and private clients address their life safety, operations continuity and security business strategies.

Learn more at www.watermarkinstitute.com or www.wrmi-llc.com.

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Highlights of the seminar include:
 Presentations that provide actionable information – leave with ideas you can put to work immediately!
 Speakers with executive-level experience in industry and government. Just a sample:
 Governor Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of Homeland Security.
 Luke Ritter, noted author and security innovator.
 Bob Stephan, former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Infrastructure Protection.
 Unique opportunity to network with security professionals from corporations, educational institutions, public and private organizations, and all levels of government. Registered attendees include current and former Chief Security Officers of Fortune 500 companies, security practitioners in government and industry, risk managers, business continuity professionals, consultants, guard force managers, educators, and more.

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Security Leadership Seminar Agenda
8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Reception
9:00 – 9:15 AM Opening Remarks
Josh Schubring, Vice President of Special Projects and Training, Watermark Risk Management International, LLC
9:15 – 10:15 AM “CSO Perspective - Cost Versus Value”
Matt Branigan, former Chief Security Officer, Brink's Incorporated
10:15 – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 – 11:00 AM “Managing the Guard Force When Budgets are Cut”
Jim Mecsics, Executive Security Consultant and former President, Covenant Homeland Security Solutions
12:00 – 1:00 PM Working Lunch
“Saving Your Organization in the First 72 Hours of Disaster”
Kurt Klingenberger, Vice President of Risk Management Services, former Director of DHS' HITRAC Program
1:00 – 2:00 PM Keynote Address, “Manage the Risk Before it Manages You”
The Honorable Tom Ridge, First Secretary of Homeland Security, former Governor of Pennsylvania
2:00 – 2:50 PM “Total Security Management”
Luke Ritter, noted author and Principle at Ridge Global LLC
2:50 – 3:10 PM Break
3:10 – 4:50 PM Using Your Tax Dollars: Leverage Existing No-Cost Government Programs to Increase Your Security”
Panel Discussion
Bob Stephan, Managing Director, Dutko Worldwide, former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Infrastructure Protection
Tracy Henke, Partner, Thomas Advisors, Inc., former Assistant Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Grants and Training
4:50 – 5:00 PM Closing Remarks
5:00 - 7:00 PM Reception

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Seminar cost is $500 per person. We are offering discount codes for military, law enforcement, public safety and government employees for $300.

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2550 M Street, NW
Washington
United States
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