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San Diego Facilities Workshop: Current Trends in Physical & Cyber Security


Tue Apr 03 19:00:00 GMT 2018 - Tue Apr 03 21:00:00 GMT 2018


The Alexandria at Torrey Pines - The Chronicle Room
10996 Torreyana Road
San Diego, CA 92121


Join Biocom’s San Diego Facilities Committee for an expert panel presentation on physical and cyber security at life science facilities. Our speakers will address preparing emergency protocols, preventing IP and IT attacks, latest security technologies, and coordinating with government agencies.

Speakers include:

User-added imageJoshua DaFoe, Sergeant, Mass Threat Unit, San Diego Police Department

Sgt. Josh DaFoe is in charge of managing, supervising, directing and leading all Mass Threat related training and programs. Sgt. DaFoe develops training and facilitates drills, training exercises and contingency plans for both law enforcement and the private sector. Additionally, he visits and assess facilities to determine risks, vulnerabilities, consequences and mitigation options. Sgt DaFoe is a twenty three year veteran of the San Diego Police Department, having spent fifteen years on the SWAT unit.


User-added imageMike Dietsch, Enterprise Account Executive, Siemens

Mike Dietsch is the senior client executive for Siemens Building Technologies in Southern California.  For two decades, Mike has helped clients increase their security posture and maximize operational effectiveness through implementation of integrated security platforms, including video management software, access control, video analytics and remote management and control.  He brings extensive working knowledge and expertise in the application of these technologies across diverse business and technical environments.   Within Siemens, Mike holds multiple advisory positions focused on data driven life-cycle solutions, digitalization and IOT solutions.  His client list extends to city governments, universities, airports, utilities and commercial organizations.
Mike is a San Diego native and a graduate of the University of California, San Diego.  He began his career in the security industry in 1997, working for a regional security provider before joining the Siemens San Diego office in 2001.         

User-added imageJohn Gill, Special Agent, Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator, FBI

Originally from Portland, Oregon John Gill began his career as a Submarine Nuclear Reactor Operator for the United States Navy where he spent time in Germany and Japan. He later became the Chief Designer for Mercedes-Benz Advanced Concepts Studio. In 2009, Special Agent Gill began working for the FBI with a focus in Counterintelligence and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) specialities. When he's not in the field, he enjoys spending his time on modern and classic era Porsches, especially 911s. 


User-added imageEric Rockwell, CEO, centrexIT

Eric Rockwell, CEO and co-founder of centrexIT based in San Diego, USA, has demonstrated both a technical and entrepreneurial approach to building a hugely successful, 8 time award winning IT service provider. With more than 15 years of experience within the IT industry, Eric has applied unique and innovative techniques to allow centrexIT to grow to a 45 employee strong business with a continuously expanding customer base within the Southern Californian area. Under Eric's leadership, centrexIT operates at the highest level with a Managed Security, Private Cloud, NOC and vCIO offering.  Eric prides the company's success on its client centric culture, allowing them to support more than 5000 users across 350 locations with customers from the healthcare, finance and defense verticals. 


This event is free, but RSVP is required. Lunch will be provided.

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