Chapter Minutes

HAMPTON ROADS VA CHAPTER

MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 16, 2019 MEETING

GOLDEN CORRAL RESTAURANT, NORFOLK, VA

Seven (7) members, and no (0, ) guests in attendance.

     The meeting was called to order by Chapter Chairman Shawn Deans, CPP, PSI, PSP at 11:42 a.m..  After inviting those you had just arrived  to proceed to the buffet and get their lunch, he opened the meeting  with a few announcements about our speakers schedule for the next couple of months.  Next month our speaker would be former ASIS member Bob Chauncy who would speak on the subject of ”Church Security”. In April, Mr.Jeremy Woodruff of Top Guard Security would give a presentation on “Work Place Violence”,

And our March speaker will be a representative from the Virginia State Police.  Chairman Deans briefly discussed the possibility of applying for an ASIS Community Service Award, and finally he reminded everyone to utilize the sign-up page on the website to ensure that we get a good head count for our monthly meeting attendance.      

      As the designated speaker for today’s meeting, Chairman Deans, who is a security manager for Tidewater Community College, distributed handouts and then began his presentation on “Institutions of Higher Education”, (IHE) & Clery/Drug Free Schools & Community Activities (DFSCA)”. The FEDERAL CLERY ACT was enacted after college student Jeanne Clery who, on April 5,1986, was raped & murdered in her residence hall by a fellow student (whom she didn’t know) with a history of violent crime on campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics ACT is a Federal statute requiring colleges & universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain & disclose campus crime statistics and security information. Institutions are required to report on crimes such as murder, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft arson & arrests. Legal mandates  for institutions are (1)that they deliver annual notification and distribution of content to students & employees: (2)implement alcohol  & other drugs prevention programs; and (3)perform a biennial review to ensure sanctions are enforced consistently, and to evaluate program effectiveness. Chairman Deans went on to explain that the U.S. Department of Education is responsible for enforcing both the Jeanne Clery Act (with fines up to $54,000 per violation) and the DFSCA (with fines up to $27,500 per violation).  Violations of either law can also result in suspension of the educational institute from participating in federal student financial aid programs. Finally, he talked about the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and how it’s educational programs  connect the Clery Act to “Title 9” legislation. As the security manager of an IHE, Chairman Deans concluded his presentation with the three major steps that should be taken to ensure the college maintains it’s compliance with all pertinent federal regulations. He then answered questions from the members, and was presented with an ASIS Certificate of Appreciation.

     Having  no further business, the meeting adjourned at 12:55p.m.

   

HAMPTON ROADS VA CHAPTER

MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 13, 2018 MEETING

DOMINION ENTERPRISES BUILDING, NORFOLK VA

 Five (5) ASIS members and fifty one (51) InfraGard associates and guests in attendance.

     This joint meeting & holiday pot luck luncheon with Norfolk InfraGard  associates was called to order by Richard Johnson Sr., President/CEO of U.I. Rileen, Innovative Technologies Inc. As the current InfraGard President. Mr. Johnson welcomed everyone to the gathering and introduced the first speaker, FBI Special Agent Roger Campbell who would speak to us about “Cyber Security and Threats in the Hampton Roads Area.”

     After a brief summation of his professional history Mr. Campbell began his presentation by defining “Cyber Security” as the prevention of disruption, interruption or tampering with the nation’s computer networks. Because of the resultant costs of cyber crime, the potential for state sponsored hacker intrusion, and the theft of “Intellectual property, this concern is the FBI’s 4th highest priority. Mr. Campbell relayed stories of actual cases on which he was personally involved, and went on to discuss the “vectors” for cyber intrusion which include such actions as “phishing”, which can lead to fraud or the introduction  malware, weak default pass words, un-patched software flaws, or mis-configured software.  Mr. Campbell  then turned his presentation to more personal aspects of cyber fraud starting with a discussion of “skimmers”; how they work, where they are usually located, and how they are placed. He then talked about business E-mail compromises, and reviewed Nigerian scams, and romance fraud scams. Finally, he discussed Fourth Amendment issues as they pertain to personal privacy vs national security. Afterwards, he answered questions from attendees.

     The Next speaker was TSA Federal Security Director Jeff Horowitz, who, for the next hour, discussed “Airport Security & Holiday Travel Safety”. After a brief summary of his professional background, and the mission of Transportation  Security Administration, Mr. Horowitz talked about the brief history of the TSA as it pertains to the screening of airport passengers, and improvements in procedures and enhanced imaging technology used to expedite the screening process. He then discussed current initiatives of “Risk Based Security”,and the “Secure Flight Program”.  Mr. Horowitz explained TSA’s use of explosive detecting Canine teams and how TSA works with other DHS components. Finally , he addressed TSA’a customer support initiatives, and public outreach via social media. Upon completing his presentation, he answered questions from attendees. InfraGard President Johnson then thanked everyone for coming, wished all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and adjourned the meeting at 2:17p.m..

     Members of the ASIS Hampton Roads VA Chaptrer then adjourned to an empty conference room where Assistant Regional Vice President Yan Byalik, CPP swore in the current Chapter Officers as the 2019 Hampton Roads VA Chapter Officers.                           

              

 

                           Chairman             Shawn Deans, CPP, PCI, PSP                                   

                           Vice Chairman     Michael Marushia, CPP                         

                           Secretary              Wendell E.Parker,  Ph.D., CPP

                           Treasurer              Michael McMillian

 

HAMPTON ROADS VA CHAPTER

MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 13, 2018 MEETING

GOLDEN CORRAL RESTAURANT,

 NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

Ten (10) members and three (3) guests in attendance.

    The meeting was called to order by Chapter Chairman Shawn Deans, CPP, PCI, PSP  at 11:56 a.m.. While the late arrivers were getting their lunch, Chairman Deans relayed that all of the current officers had indicated their willingness to serve another year at the currently held posts, and that if any other member wanted to run, or nominate a member for a chapter office, additional nominations for any position would be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday Nov16, 2018. Online polls would be open from then  until 5:00 p.m. Nov 21, 2018. All 2019 chapter officers will be sworn in at the December meeting. Chairman Deans also mentioned that many (non-elected) committee chair positions were available for which a member can receive re-certification points. He ageed to list these positions in a “Constant Contact” e-mail to all members. Vice Chairman  Mike Marushia ,CPP then announced that next month’s meeting would be a pot luck celebratory gathering for the Christmas holiday season to be held with Infragard at their offices in Dominion Tower in downtown Norfolk. That meeting would be on December 13 at 11:30.

     After everyone had gotten their lunch and was reseated, Chairmen Deans asked that attendees introduce themselves and the companies they represented. He then introduced our speaker for today from Regent University, Mr. Greg Dane, Account Manager, Cyber Security Corporate Partners. Today, Mr. Dane would talk to us about Regent University’s “Cyber Range” modeling and simulator facility. He began by describing the facility itself as state of the art with 24 hyper-realistic training & simulation work stations where operators can customize training to meet specific needs of their clients whose goal is to improve the awareness and performance of their cyber security staff. He pointed out that Regent’s Cyber Range is the first one in the industry with “Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition” (SCaDA) capability which enables training to be fully virtualized. He then described and showed photos of how the Cyber-Range is regularly employed in what he called “dry run” events where weekly incident response training events are conducted for clients’ security staffs. Mr. Dane predicts that with the current rate of cyber crime increase, 15% of all large business enterprises will be using cyber ranges by 2022 to develop or improve the skills of their security teams. He went on to explain what he called the cyber skills “gap” that currently exists between the level of cyber crime and cyber security training among security professionals. Finally, he explained the importance of  physical security and the inherent impact it can have on cyber security. Upon completing his talk, Mr. Dane answered questions and was then given a round of applause. Chairman Deans presented him with an ASIS Certificate of Appreciation while Treasurer McMillian took photos.

       Finally, Chairman Deans reminded everyone of the upcoming elections and the December meeting on Thursday the 13th with Infagard at Dominion Towers in Norfolk, The specifics of that meeting will be sent out in the official announcement as usual. Having  no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:03 p.m..

 

 

HAMPTON ROADS VA CHAPTER

MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 16, 2018 MEETING

GOLDEN CORRAL RESTAURANT, NORFOLK, VA

 

  Eight (8) members, and two (2) guests in attendance.

     The meeting was called to order by Chapter Chairman Shawn Deans, CPP, PCI, PSP  at 11:50 a.m.. After everyone had  introduced themselves, Chairman Deans  invited those who had gotten their lunch to do so at that time. He then reminded everyone about next month’s meeting on November 16 at Regent University’s Cyber range in Virginia Beach. Chairman Deans then introduced the guest speaker, Special Agent Austin C, White, Training & Outreach Manager for the Virginia Department of State Police. and the Virginia Fusion Center. 

     After giving a brief summary of his work history with the Virginia State Police Department, Mr. White began his Power Point presentation by outlining the basic concept of the Virginia Fusion Center (VFC)  which is to bring together the various resources of multiple law enforcement agencies in one place to provide a conduit for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of  information and intelligence. The primary mission of the VFC is to fuse together the resources of local, state, and federal agencies with private agencies. After a review of the three Virginia laws which brought about VFC and set forth it’s  primary operational guidance, Mr. White outlined the personnel staffing of the Center which consist of the Superintendent’s Advisory Board, a CID Division Commander, a CID Intelligence Lieutenant/Fusion Center Director and 65 other supervisors, Special Agents, analytical and resource personnel in addition to multiple private and public sector partners. He then went on to discuss the five VFC analytical units of intelligence which are criminal activity, gang, cyber, terrorism and threat assessment,  and critical infrastructure/key resources. He then talked about VFC partnerships , the VFC role in the intelligence community, VFC intelligence development and classification categories which are “classified”, “law enforcement sensitive”, “for official use only”, and “open source”. These types of intelligence, he told us are generally categorized in one of two ways –“tactical “ or “strategic”. Mr.White wenton to discuss the intelligence cycle, and the many and various VFC products and outreach mechanisms available to law enforcement and security agencies through-out the Commonwealth. Finally, he addressed the topic of suspicious activity recognition and reporting, defined criminal activity and potential terrorism nexus activity. Upon concluding his presentation, Mr. White answered questions from the members. After a round of applause, Chairman Deans presented him an ASIS  Certificate of Appreciation.           

       Turning to Chapter business, Chairman Deans reminded everyone of the upcoming Chapter officers elections next month, and of the need to notify him of any candidates for any chapter office. Having no fu ther business, the meeting adjourned at 1:12 p.m..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAMPTON ROADS VA CHAPTER

MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 MEETING

GOLDEN CORRAL RESTAURANT,

 NORFOLK, VA

Ten (10) members and three (3) guests in attendance.

      As the members arrived at the restaurant, Chapter Chairman Shawn Deans, CPP, PCI, PSP, invited those who had not yet done so to partake of the restaurant’s buffet luncheon. At 11:57a.m, after everyone had gotten their lunch, and was seated, Chairman Deans called the meeting to order introduced the chapter officers, and welcomed our speaker who is also an ASIS member. The other members then introduced themselves and their guests. 

      After introductions, Chairman Deans formally introduced our speaker, William A Pitard, PSP, BSCP, CCO, SSI, CDTED, FCP,VSO, PFSO, whose presentation today would be “Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).” Mr. Pitard is an Associate Security Development Manager at STV Inc. in Virginia Beach. After telling us about his history and experience working as a CPTED specialist and advisor, Mr.  Pitard  gave us a brief history of CPTED and the people who helped make it an important part of modern urban security and crime prevention. He then went on to define CPTED as “the proper design and effective use of the built environment that can lead to a reduction in the fear of crime and the incidence of crime, and to an improvement in the quality of life”. To this end, he explained, CPTED designs the built-environment to alter behaviors which makes people feel safe in their communities, homes, work areas, and other spaces. The main goal of CPTED is to reduce opportunities for crime that may be inherent in the design of structures, the behavior of people, or in the design of neighborhoods. The main emphasis of CPTED is on the physical environment, the behavior of people, the productive use of space, and crime/loss prevention. Practitioners of CPTED used a multi-disciplinary approach to solve the CPTED problems. This approach often involves planners, architects, landscapers, first responders (police-fire-EMS), and engineers. Collectively, they use the CPTED principles of natural surveillance, natural access control, and territory boundaries along with the CPTED strategies of environmental maintenance and activity support to develop safe environments and cities.

       Other CPTED strategies can include the 3-D concept of design which is often used to include legitimate users input about the appropriate use of the space, and the Designation, Definition, and Design of the space is identified by these users. Another strategy involves what are known as “2nd Generation Concepts” which use Cohesion, Connectivity, Capability, and Culture to make available  places for community social & physical interactions, and to reclaim space for arts, sports or other cultural events. A third CPTED strategy is considered to be the survey or Data Assessment Method. Here, locally collected data such as crime analysis data, demographic data, land use information, and city planning information including site inspections are all used to make CPTED decisions.

        Mr. Pitard also discussed the importance lighting which serves two major purposes in CPTED, These are illumination, for human purposes, such as legitimate business or recreation, and security, where it has three primary functions: to Deter (discourage & prevent). Discourage (physical & psychological) ,and or Detect (eliminate concealment) crime.

          Upon completion of his power point presentation Mr.Pitard determined the three winners of the “find the word” puzzles (that he brought and distributed at the beginning of the meeting). and awarded them prizes. Chairman Deans then presented an ASIS Certificate of Apprciation to Mr. Pitard.  Finally, Chairman Deans reminded everyone that next month’s meeting would be held at this same location on Wednesday October 17. With no further business to conduct, the meeting adjourned at 1:07p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

HAMPTON ROADS VA CHAPTER

MINUTES OF THE AUGUST 15, 2018 MEETING

GOLDEN CORRAL RESTAURANT, HAMPTON VA

 

Ten members (10) members and three (3) guests in attendance.

     The meeting was called to order by Chapter Chairman Shawn  Deans, CPP, PCI, PSP   at 11:47 a.m.. After everyone had introduced themselves, Chairman Deans invited those who had not gotten their lunch to proceed to the buffet, and that our speaker would begin his presentation at approximately noon. At 12:02 Chairman Deans introduced the speaker, fellow Society member Richard A. Wright, CPP; Director of Global Security Operations for VDI Inc. Today, Mr. Wright would talk to us about “Crime and Terrorism in Latin America and the Caribbean” (LAC). He began with a presentation of the continuing issues. These include a volatile mix of inadequate policies , inept responses, and weak or failing political states. Mr. Wright then discussed the subject of political corruption trends & issues results from the gap between the rich & poor people of the majority of LAC countries, and how this disparity is widely portrayed via social media & technology. Limited freedom of the press, inadequate state institutions, and chronic un-employment and under-employment are also considered to be major contributors to the never ending cycle of political corruption. The primary perpetrators of this corruption are consistently found to be organized crime, guerrilla forces or so-called “freedom fighters” and even terrorists.

      The primary sources of income for the groups are many and varied. According to Mr. Wright they include such nefarious activities as narcotics trafficking, human trafficking, prostitution & sex trafficking, fraud & scams, skimming, kidnapping, extortion, dealing in counterfeit products. In some LAC countries, evidence has shown that  criminals and terrorists groups are working together in many of  these illicit enterprises. He also explained how cyber crimes can be used to attack companies, and government entities, and how the criminal element can, and has, become immersed in government via real estate, or public works projects or public-private partnerships, or by selecting and or illegally controlling the vote to get certain corrupt candidates elected.   

       Mr. Wright concluded by discussing business continuity planning which he suggested be focused in 2018 on the areas of cyber attacks and data protection. He also predicted the organized crime will become more immersed LAC states and countries which could result in high impact terrorist events. Mr. Wright then answered questions from the members, and was given a round of applause. Chairman Deans then thanked Mr. Wright  for traveling to Hampton Roads to speak to our Chapter members, and presented him with a ASIS Certificate of Appreciation.

           Having no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:17 p.m..

 

 

HAMPTON ROADS VA CHAPTER

MINUTES OF THE JULY 17, 2018 MEETING

FERGUSON ENTERPRISES, Inc., NEWPORT NEWS,VIRGINIA

Twenty four (24) in attendance – nineteen (19) members and five (5) guests.

     The meeting was called to order by Chapter Chairman Shawn Deans, CPP, PCI, PSP, at 11:48 a.m.. After everyone had gotten their lunch and was reseated, he introduced the speaker, fellow ASIS and Hampton Roads Chapter member Ray Ferrara, CPP, CFE, MBCI, who is Ferguson’s Director of Corporate Security & Business Continuity. Today, Mr. Ferrara would speak to us about “Social Engineering: The Business of Artful Deception”.

     Utilizing a Power Point presentation, he began by defining “social engineering” as manipulating a person into knowingly or unknowingly giving up information; or basically “hacking” into a person to steal valuable information. Attackers use human interaction to gain or compromise information. He explained that the weakest link in the security chain is the human element, and because people are more vulnerable than computers, our associates are the weak link in our security. Mr. Ferrara then gave many reasons why social engineering attacks usually succeed including: the tendency to trust people: reluctance to refuse requests; the desire to help or to be cooperative; fear of consequences for doing something wrong. He went on to explain how social engineering actually works in five basic steps. These are: gathering intelligence about the target, selection of the tactic, contact & building  trust with the target, exploiting  the target’s trust to elicit information, and finally executing the attack. From there, Mr. Ferrara talked about the many different types of social engineering schemes that are commonly used today. These include “phishing”, “whaling”, “vishing”, “baiting”, “pretexting”, “quid pro quo”, “tailgating”, and “diversion theft”. He then gave us some tips on how to detect a social engineering attack including refusal to give contact information, name dropping, small grammatical mistakes, or requesting forbidden information. Mr. Ferrara concluded by providing a list of actions we could or should employ to help prevent or minimize social engineering schemes. These measures include such activities as establishing a security culture, identify & classify data, establish document retention policies, encrypt sensitive data, educate & train employees on security protocols, and require the use of company devises only. Mr. Ferrara then answered question from attendees, and afterwards  received a round of applause. Chairman Deans then presented him with an ASIS Certificate of Appreciation.        

    Chairman Deans asked attendees to introduce themselves and their respective companies. He then thanked everyone for attending as well as the Securitas Company for providing the lunch. He also reminded everyone that next month’s meeting would be at the Golden Corral restaurant in Hampton. Having no further business to conduct, the meeting was adjourned at 1:12 p.m.

 

 

 

HAMPTON ROADS VA CHAPTER

MINUTES OF THE JUNE 18, 2018 MEETING

GOLDEN CORRAL RESTAURANT,

 NORFOLK, VA

Twelve members (12) members and no (0) guests in attendance.

     The meeting was called to order by Chapter Chairman Shawn Deans, CPP, PCI, PSP at 11:37 a.m.. After Chairman Deans welcomed everyone, and the attendees had introduced themselves (and the companies they represented), he invited those who had not yet done so to partake of the restaurant’s buffet luncheon. After everyone had gotten their lunch, Chairman Deans introduced the day’s speaker, Mr. Malcolm Reid, CPP, who would talk about a new ASIS International initiative “Enterprise Security Risk Management” (ESRM).

       Mr. Reid began his presentation with a brief outline of his work history and experience which he began as a Cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. He then went on to define what Enterprise Security Risk Management was, and how it applied to today’s business security risks. He outlined what he called the “business objectives” applicable to risk assessment, and then he discussed the ESRM cycle. After a lengthy discussion of this “cycle”, Mr. Reid went on to discuss the importance of some of the programs intangibles such as communication, and the basic personnel skills and competencies, required to implement such a program and reap the benefits there from. Finally, Mr. Reid discussed the importance of the role of the supervisor in achieving the program’s desired goals. Upon concluding his Power Point presentation, Mr. Reid entertained questions from the members, and wrapped up with a final analysis of his perspective of the future of ESRM as an effective security management tool.

         After a round of applause, Chairman Deans presented Mr. Reid with an ASIS Certificate of Appreciation. He then reminded everyone that next month’s meeting would be held on Wednesday 18 July, at Ferguson Enterprises on Jefferson Avenue near the Newport News Airport. Having no further business the meeting adjourned at 1:10p.m.

 

 

 

HAMPTON ROADS VA CHAPTER

MINUTES OF THE May 15, 2018 MEETING

Black Pelican Restaurant at Greenbrier
 
1625 Ring Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23320

 

Minutes of ASIS Monthly Business Meeting, held on May 15th, 2018, at the Black Pelican Restaurant, Chesapeake VA.

Board Attendees: Shawn Deans, Chairman; Michael Marushia, Vice Chairman; and Michael McMillian, Treasurer. Absent was Dr. Wendell Parker, Chapter Secretary. In his absence, Vice Chair Marushia recorded the meeting minutes.

Meeting Subject: Pragmatica Innovations Service Model (PrISM)  Business Continuity Solutions

Presented by: Paul Johnson, Owner, Pragmatica Innovations and ASIS Hampton Roads member

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Shawn Deans at 11:40a.m. Shawn opened with the upcoming meeting schedule, including changes to the schedule regarding presentations by Ray Ferrara at Ferguson Enterprises and Austin White from the Virginia Fusion Center. Shawn also urged members that have not done so to take the survey regarding the holiday meeting in December.

After covering the schedule, lunch orders were placed and Paul Johnson began his presentation and slide show.  The presentation centered around having a business continuity plan for your IT system, and was very informative.

After Paul’s presentation, Shawn presented him with a Certificate of Appreciation in thanks for his support of ASIS and our Chapter.

It was noted that the Treasurer’s Report had been posted to the Chapter website.

With no further business to address, the meeting was adjourned at 12:58 p.m.

 

HAMPTON ROADS VA CHAPTER

MINUTES OF THE APRIL 17, 2018 MEETING

BON SECOURS  De PAUL MEDICAL CENTER,

NORFOLK , VA

Eight (8) members, and five (5) guests in attendance.

     The meeting was called to order by Chapter Chairman Shawn Deans, CPP,PCI, PSP at 11:48 a.m..  After everyone had introduced themselves, Chairman Deans began by outlining the remainder of this year’s meeting schedule including locations and tentative speakers for each remaining month of the year. He then discussed the new procedures for meeting attendance notifications and the advantages of the new procedures for tracking member attendance history. Finally, he announced the new online survey (via the Chapter website) which was devised to help the chapter’s Executive Board pinpoint what to plan for this year’s  Christmas gathering  and installation of new officers. This survey would also allow members to propose new ideas/activities for our December meeting.

     Chairman Deans then introduced the speaker, chapter member Michael Marushia, CPP of Allied Universal security services who welcomed everyone, and invited all to partake of the lunch provided. Mr. Marushia began his presentation with a brief history of the Bon Secours medical organization. He then talked about his own experience in law enforcement and security, and went on to discuss his role as the security  manager for all Bon Secours medical facilities in the Hampton Roads area. He described how physical security is an important part of the job,(especially in the emergency treatment center), but the higher priority in medical facilities today is the protection of patient information & insuring that the hospitals maintain strict compliance with the ”Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” or HIPAA as it is more commonly known. Mr. Marushia described many of the steps that are taken to protect patient confidentiality of personal, as well as health related,  private information, and to prevent unauthorized access by physical disclosure as well as by computer hacking. He went on to describe the periodic visits by compliance agents, and the importance of the medical center’s ability to continually demonstrate compliance with all provisions of the Act. Upon concluding his presentation, Mr. Marushia answered questions from attendees, and was given a round of applause. Chairman Deans then presented him with an ASIS Certificate of Appreciation. Mr. Marushia then invited everyone for a tour of the hospital’s Security Operations Center after the meeting adjourned.

     Finally Chairman Deans reminded everyone that next month’s meeting would be on   Wednesday May 16th  at the Golden Corral restaurant in Norfolk. Having no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:06 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HAMPTON ROADS VA CHAPTER

MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 20, 2018 MEETING

GOLDEN CORRAL RESTAURANT,  NORFOLK, VA

 

Seven (7) members, and no (0) guest in attendance.

The meeting was called to order by Chapter Chairman Shawn Deans, CPP, CPI, PSP at 11:56 a.m.. He advised us that our scheduled speaker, Mr. Merrill Witzel of HR-ISSA, had notified him via text message a couple of hours prior to the meeting that he would be unable to attend. Chairman Deans advised that he would be our speaker today. After that announcement Chairman Deans invited those who had not done so to proceed to the buffet to get their lunch.

     After everyone had gotten their lunch, Chairman Deans began his presentation with a review of the scheduled speakers and events for the remainder of the current year. He also took the opportunity to remind everyone that the speakers list is available on the chapter website. Afterwards, he gave a recap of some of the topics covered at the recent “Chapter Officers Training” , given by RVP Jim Saulnier,CPP, that was held at the Grissom Library in Newport News. These topics included: membership renewals, the overseas growth of the Society, annual audits and required financial reports, the ASIS Foundation – donations to and expenditures from; awards & scholarships; mentorship programs, young professionals, and “women in security” programs, and the new format of the Society’s  website. Assistant Regional Vice President Yan Byalik, CPP, and member Bob Giordano, C.O.O. of Top Guard Security, discussed their experiences and impressions from attending the ASIS Volunteer Leadership Conference last month  up in Arlington Va. Chairman Deans then continued his presentation with a discussion of Tidewater Community College’s new Security Management Center. This facility, which will be located on the Virginia Beach campus, will be the security command, control and communications center for the entire TCC  organization and combined campuses. Upon concluding his presentation, discussion and answering  questions Chairman Deans reminded everyone that next month’s meeting would be on the Peninsula  (probably in Hampton or Newport News) on the third Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on venue availability. The speaker for that event is scheduled to be Malcom Reid, CPP, CFE, MBA of  Brison LLC in Richmond VA.

     Finally, Chairman Deans recognized member Jim Hyatt, CPP, who will soon retire from the Navy Exchange Command, and move to northern Virginia. Jim has been a member of ASIS  since 1982, and was one of the first to become a “Certified Protection Professional”. He will surely be missed by those of us in the Hampton Roads Chapter. Having no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:07p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAMPTON ROADS VA CHAPTER

MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 16, 2018 MEETING

GOLDEN CORRAL RESTAURANT,

 NORFOLK, VA

Twelve  members (12) members and no (0) guests in attendance.

     The meeting was called to order by Chapter Chairman Shawn Deans, CPP, PCI, PSP  at 11:47 a.m..  After  introductions  Chairman Deans invited those who had just arrived to proceed to the buffet for lunch. After everyone was seated with their lunch, Chairman Deans re-introduced our speaker for today, Rob Mooney who is a Protective Security Adviser for the Office of Infrastructure, in the Protective Security Coordination Division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

     Mr. Mooney began his Power Point presentation by first identifying the role of DHS as 1.unifying the national effort to secure America; 2.preventing & deterring terrorist attacks; 3.protecting against & responding to terrorists threats & hazards to the nation; 4.responding to & recovering from acts of terrorism, natural disaster, or other emergencies;  5.coordinate the protection or our nations critical infrastructure across all

sectors. Mr. Mooney went on to discuss the National Infrastructure Plan (NIPP) which is the comprehensive plan & unifying structure for the public and private sector to enhance the protection and resilience of critical infrastructure. After giving several examples of critical infrastructure sectors such as transportation systems and water & waste water systems, he discussed the security & resilience challenges associated with protecting such facilities. Mr. Mooney then discussed the mission areas of Protective Security Advisors such as himself. Their five mission areas are to: 1.conduct security surveys , gap analysis & assessments; 2. conduct outreach activities ;3.support national special security events  special event rating events; 4.respond to events; and 5.provide improvised explosive  device (IED) awareness & risk mitigating training. The next topic covered was the “Infrastructure Survey Tool” or IST. This web-based vulnerability survey tool applies weighted scores to identify infrastructure vulnerabilities and trends across sectors. It also facilitates the consistent collection of security information. .Mr. Mooney wrapped up his presentation by covering many of the services and products offered by the Office of Infrastructure such as “Counter IED Training  & Awareness”, “Bomb Threat Guidance & Vehicle Inspection Guide”, the functions of and services provided by the National Cyber-security & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), and the value of the FBI’s information sharing network with the private sector “InfrGard”. Mr. Mooney answered questions and then Chairman Deans presented him a Certificate of Appreciation.            

      Finally, Chairman Deans introduced outgoing Vice Chairman Daniel Wolozynowski who administered the oaths of office to our 2018 Chapter officers: Chairman, Shawn Deans, CPP, PCI, PSP; Vice Chairman Michael Marushia, CPP; Secretary Dr. Wendell E. Parker, CPP; and Treasurer Michael McMillian. Upon completion of the swearing in ceremony and having no further business, the meeting adjourned at 12:56 p.m..

 

 

HAMPTON ROADS VA CHAPTER

MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 6, 2017 MEETING

GOLDEN CORRAL RESTAURANT, WILLIAMSBURG VA

 

Five (5) members and no (0) guests in attendance.

     After the members had gotten their lunch, Chapter Chairman Shawn Deans, CPP, PCI, PSP called the meeting to order. He then began by appologising for short notice change of the meeting date from our usual third Wednesday, but that date was only 5 days before Christmss and the venue was not available on that date. He then announced that member Michael Marushia CPP, had won the election for the office of Vice Chairman, and that he and the other Chapter officers would be  sworn in by our Assisitant Regional Vice President Yan Byalik, CPP at the January meeting. The 2018 Hampton Roads Chaapter Officers to be sworn in are:                           

                           Chairman             Shawn Deans, CPP, PCI, PSP                                   

                           Vice Chairman     Michael Marushia, CPP                         

                           Secretary             Wendell E.Parker,  Ph.D., CPP

                           Treasurer             Michael McMillian

The discussion then turned to identification of potential speakers for our 2018 meetings. Chairman Deans indicated that he would like get speakers from HRT, the Norfolk Port Authority, and perhaps our local or regional office of Homeland Security. He also indicated that a return visit to Fergusion Inc, with member and former ARVP Ray Ferrara,CPP would be a very unique experience for those who not previously visited this facility in Newport News. Member Paul Johnson indicated that he has numerous contacts throughout the federal government and the military, and that he would be more than happy to cull those contacts for individuals who would be willing to join us for lunch and give an unclassified and informative presentation on a topic of interest to our members. With that, Chairman Deans wished all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. and the meeting was adjourned at 12:27p.m..

 

 

 

HAMPTON ROADS VA CHAPTER

MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 15, 2017 MEETING

 GOLDEN CORRAL RESTAURANT,

 HAMPTON, VIRGINIA

Thirteen (13) members and one (1) guest in attendance.

    The meeting was called to order by Chapter Chairman Shawn Deans, CPP, PCI, PSP  at 12:06 a.m.. After everyone was nearly finished eating, Chairmen Deans introduced our speaker for today, Ms. Jessica Swell, Security Specialist, for BAE/Norfolk Ship Repair. Today, Ms. Sewell would discuss “Building an Effective Security Education Program.”

     She began her presentation by answering the question “what is security education?”It is any activity undertaken to ensure your employees have the skills, knowledge and information to enable quality performance of security functions  and responsibilities, and to maintain continued awareness of security requirements and intelligence threats. The four main purposes of a security education and training program are to: (1) train or instruct your personnel in their specific security responsibilities; (2) educate or inform personnel about underlying rational and the importance of those responsibilities; (3) increase personnel awareness to altering security threats and vulnerabilities; and (4) motivate personnel desire and commitment to be proactive in the execution of their security responsibilities. Ms. Sewell then briefly discussed security education and training policy requirements as set forth by DOD, Executive Orders, and the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), and she went on to discuss the four main types of security briefing which are mandated by these directives. The “Initial Briefing” is given to newly hired personnel or personnel whose change of job or assignments now requires them to have access to classified documents or information. This briefing must be given prior to them signing the SF312 form and receiving this access. “Refresher Training” is required to be given to all cleared personnel at least once a year. “Continuing Security Education”, also required for all cleared personnel, is used to supplement periodic briefings, training sessions, and formal presentations. Finally,  “Termination Briefings & Debriefings” which are mandated when an employee is discharged, or  has their employment or security access terminated. In this case, a “Security Termination Statement” must be signed .Finally, Ms. Sewell discussed the importance of management support for security education & training programs, ways to motivate employees to perform their security duties, and methods of delivering security training. Upon completing her talk, Ms. Sewell Answered questions and was then given a round of applause. Chairman Deans presented her with an ASIS Certificate of Appreciation. He then asked those present to introduce themselves to Ms .Jessica Sewell, who is a new ASIS member.  

      Turning to the topic of our 2018 chapter officers, Chairman Deans indicated that all of the current officers had indicated their willingness to serve another year except Vice Chairmen Dan Woloszynowski.  Dan now has retired from Federal service and taken a new position as the Chief of Police at Christorpher Newport University. Chairman Deans reported that he had received no new nominations for any chapter office, and he then opened the floor for  nominations from the members in attendance. Michael Marushia, CPP threw his hat in the ring to be considered for job of Vice Chairman. Additional nominations for any position would be accepted until 5:00 p.m.on Friday Nov17, 2017. Online polls would be open from then  until 5:00 p.m. Nov 22, 2017. All 2018 chapter officers will be sworn in at the December meeting. Chairman Deans also mentioned the many (non-elected) committee chair positions available for which a member can receive re-certification points. He ageed to list these positions in a “Constant Contact” e-mail to all members.

      Finally, after some discussion about our December meeting, Chairman Deans agreed to investigate the possibility of having that meeting on a Friday or Saturday evening in hope of gaining greater attendance. Having no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:13 p.m..