2019 Protecting New York Summit

July 31, 2019  
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Solutions for Prevention, Management and Recovery in New York
Event Description

City & State’s Protecting New York Summit will offer industry executives, public sector leaders and academics the opportunity to discuss all aspects of New York’s security strategy, from securing infrastructure, to cybersecurity and disaster management. The full-day event brings insights and perspectives across industries within New York’s public safety and security initiatives and programs.

James P. O'Neill, NYPD Commissioner
James O'Neill
New York City Police Commissioner
James P. O’Neill was appointed the 43rd New York City police commissioner in September 2016. He developed the NYPD’s neighborhood-based policing model that is credited with producing stronger police and community relationships while continuing to drive down crime. Police Commissioner O’Neill grew up in Brooklyn and began his career in 1983 with the then-independent Transit Police Department, where he rose to lieutenant by the time of its 1995 merger with the NYPD. He then worked at the police academy and the warrant squad, and when promoted to captain he was assigned as the executive officer of the 52nd Precinct. He later served as the commanding officer of the Central Park, the 25th, and the 44th Precincts. Promoted to inspector and then deputy chief, Commissioner O’Neill served successively as commanding officer of the Vice, Narcotics, and Fugitive Enforcement Divisions. In March 2014, he was appointed commanding officer of Police Commissioner William Bratton’s office. As chief of patrol from June 2014, he developed Neighborhood Policing — anchoring officers in sectors and providing them with off- radio time to connect with community members and work at local problem-solving and crime-fighting. Following his December 2014 promotion to chief of department, the NYPD’s highest uniformed rank, Commissioner O’Neill ensured that Neighborhood Policing was the largest, best-funded, best-staffed community-policing initiative ever undertaken in the United States. It has fundamentally changed the way the NYPD safeguards New York City, and as a result crime has fallen to levels not seen in more than 70 years.
Linda A. Lacewell
Linda A. Lacewell
Superintendent, New York State Department of Financial Services
Richard T. Jacobs
Assistant Special Agent In-Charge, Cyber Branch, FBI's New York Office
Richard T. Jacobs is the assistant special agent in-charge of the Cyber Branch in the FBI’s New York office. The branch investigates national security and criminal cyber matters and responds to cyber incidents in the New York metropolitan area. In 2014, Mr. Jacobs helped establish the Financial Cyber Crimes Task Force, a multi-agency initiative targeting cyber crime and technology-based fraud schemes. Following graduation from the FBI Academy in 1999, Mr. Jacobs was assigned to New York where he investigated a variety of securities fraud matters. From 2002 to 2005 he played the role of a corrupt stock broker in a market manipulation undercover operation which resulted in the conviction of 49 individuals. In June 2010, he was selected to lead a Manhattan-based securities fraud unit which handled the Bernard L. Madoff and the Galleon Group insider trading investigations. He transitioned from financial crimes to cyber investigations in June 2013 as the acting assistant special agent in-charge of the Cyber Branch, and was named assistant special agent in-charge in October 2014. Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Jacobs was a risk manager on Wall Street. He holds a CISSP certification, a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance, and he is currently pursuing a master’s degree in information technology at Carnegie Mellon University.
Jainey Bavishi
Jainey J. Bavishi
Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Resiliency
Jainey K. Bavishi currently serves as the Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Resiliency, where she leads the City’s OneNYC resiliency program, preparing the city for the impacts of climate change. She previously served as the Associate Director for Climate Preparedness at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. In this role, she led the implementation of the climate preparedness pillar of the President's Climate Action Plan. In the final year of the Obama Administration, she was responsible for embedding and institutionalizing climate resilience considerations across Federal programs and policies; advancing climate equity to address the disproportionate impacts of climate change on low-income and other vulnerable communities; and developing innovative approaches to climate adaptation finance. Prior to this, Jainey served as Executive Director of R3ADY Asia-Pacific based in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she was responsible for initiating, expanding and managing the start-up public-private partnership, which focused on enhancing disaster risk reduction and resilience in the Asia-Pacific region. Previously, she was Director of External Affairs and Senior Policy Advisor to the Administrator at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Washington, DC. She was also the Founding Director of the Equity and Inclusion Campaign, a coalition of community-based leaders in the Gulf Coast region that focused on recovery from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike, at the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation. Jainey has a Master’s degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Bachelor’s degree in public policy and cultural anthropology from Duke University.
Jaime Williams
Assemblywoman Jaime R. Williams
Chair, Subcommittee on Emergency Response & Disaster Preparedness
Jaime Williams proudly is in her 2nd terms as the 59th Assembly District, an eclectic assembly district encompassing the neighborhoods of Canarsie, Georgetown, Mill Basin, Marine Park, Bergen Beach and Gerritsen Beach. Education is always a paramount importance for Jaime. Upon successful completion of her undergraduate studies, Jaime earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University her CASAC-T from Kingsborough Community College. Jaime's experience includes more than 8 years of counseling victims of domestic violence. Jaime collaborates with community and civic organizations to promote awareness about domestic violence. Jaime served as the liaison between the elected officials to address social service issues. Jaime has led humanitarian relief missions to aid several Caribbean countries devastated by natural disasters, dispensing much needed medical supplies and food. Jaime’s recent appointment as Chair for the Subcommittee on Emergency Response and Disaster Preparedness illustrates the importance and passion Jaime has towards properly preparing as many citizens as possible. Her desire and commitment towards others and her district make her a cornerstone and foundation of the residents to rely upon and seek guidance and assistance. Her office is always open to all especially those in need.
CM Donovan Richards
New York City Councilman Donovan Richards
Chairman, Committee on Public Safety
Council Member Donovan Richards, a lifelong resident of Southeast Queens and the Rockaways, was elected to the New York City Council in March 2013. Richards chaired the Environmental Protection committee for two years and was the co-chair of the Mayor’s OneNYC plan, shepherding in the City’s 80 by 20 resiliency plan. Richards was appointed to chair the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises in the second half of his first term. He worked to negotiate and pass Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability, two affordable housing plans that have captured thousands of affordable units. Richards worked to usher in neighborhood rezonings in East Midtown and East New York, and secured $288 million in investments for his own local rezoning in Far Rockaway. In January 2018, Richards started his second term by being named Chair of the Public Safety Committee. He has held oversight hearings on the NYPD’s crowd control and protest protocols, marijuana enforcement strategies, lack of resources in the Special Victims Division, gang enforcement measures, and school safety. He is also a member of the Council’s Leadership team and lead Council Member on the city’s Fresh program task force.
Joe Borelli
New York City Councilman Joe Borelli
Chairman, Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
Joe Borelli was elected to serve the constituents of the 51st Council District in a special election held on November 3, 2015. His district includes the South Shore of Staten Island. Joe previously represented his South Shore constituents in the New York State Assembly. He was the ranking minority member of the Assembly Cities Committee, and he also served on the Health, the Housing, the Transportation, the Mental Health, Banks, Education, and Energy Committees. He was a staunch advocate against energy cost increases, and the common core curriculum. Prior to his career as an elected official, Joe served as Chief of Staff to Councilman Vincent Ignizio since 2007, formerly serving in the same role for Ignizio in the state Assembly since 2005. Dedicated to improving the quality of life on Staten Island, Joe was successful in coordinating the development of several Park and Rides here on Staten Island, securing funds to outfit nearly every classroom on the South Shore with a Smartboard and has worked with the Parks Department on the renovation and construction of several parks on Staten Island. Throughout his career in state and city government, Joe has proven himself to be a leader in the movement to reduce taxes, tolls, and fees in New York City.
Liat Krawczyk
Cyber NYC, NYC Economic Development Corp.
Liat is an Assistant Vice President for Emerging Tech Initiatives at the NYCEDC, where she helps lead Cyber NYC, a $100 million dollar suite of public private investments to grow NYC's Cybersecurity ecosystem. Prior to joining NYCEDC, Liat spent almost a decade growing for-profit, social-enterprise ventures and ecosystems in developed and frontier markets with a focus on emerging technologies such as humanitarian-civic tech and real estate tech/fintech. Liat is also co-founder and director of The Jeneba Project, a non-profit organization that provides Sierra Leonean youth with a high-quality education, which recently launched an all-girls’ excellence academy in Lungi. In her free time, Liat is a filmmaker, whose latest documentary “Retracing Jeneba: The Story of a Witness”, has won multiple awards.
Kenneth Carnes
Kenneth Carnes
VP, Critical Secure Services & Chief Information Security Officer, New York Power Authority
As the Vice President of Critical Secure Services & Chief Information Security Officer at New York Power Authority, Kenneth Carnes is expected to enable the secure future of integrated power systems to meet the needs of the largest state-owned utility. Ken has experience supporting all verticals of electric operations from the perspectives of security, information & operational technology. Ken started his career in nuclear generation has been in the industry for over twenty years. He is passionate about information sharing, and building partnerships to enable understanding of emerging threats in this fast changing industry. Ken is also involved in various security organizations and industry groups. He has a degree in computer science and an MBA, he currently serves as the National Sector Chief of Energy with InfraGard.
Roger Parrino
Roger L. Parrino Sr.
Senior Advisor, Security & Emergency Management, Port Authority of NY & NJ
Roger L. Parrino Sr. is currently the Senior Advisor (of) Security and Emergency Management at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). Roger’s public service started in 1980 when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (USMC) and reported to Parris Island. He served in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for over 21 years, where he was promoted to Lieutenant Commander of Detectives and was a member of the Hostage Negotiation Team. After the NYPD, Roger was employed by Cubic, Inc. and worked as a civilian advisor to the USMC, during which he served on five overseas deployments: four combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan and the maiden deployment of the USS Green Bay to the Indian Ocean. After returning from Afghanistan for his third and final time, Roger served as Senior Counselor to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson. Prior to working for the PANYNJ, Roger served as Commissioner of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) and was Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Homeland Security Advisor. Roger is a recipient the NYPD Medal of Valor for actions taken on Sept 11, 2001, the DHS Public Service Medal and the C. Wayne Williams Award from Excelsior College for outstanding public service and community involvement. He is a 1979 graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy, a 1989 graduate of Regents College and a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Roger’s two sons are presently serving as infantry officers in the USMC.
John S. Shegerian
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, ERI
John Shegerian is a serial social entrepreneur who focuses on solving global problems through game changing innovation to build successful, socially responsible impact companies. As cofounder and Executive Chairman of ERI, he has played a significant role in paving the way for the electronic recycling, data protection and ITAD industries as a whole. Building ERI from the ground up, Shegerian has helped lead ERI to its current standing as the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States. Under his stewardship, ERI now has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic waste annually at its eight certified locations, serving every zip code in the United States. Shegerian is also a sought-after speaker, panelist and electronic recycling and ITAD industry authority, presenting “state of the industry” analyses at events all over the world, including Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. He has also authored articles on the industry for Recycling Today, E-Scrap News and various business journals and regularly provides his expert knowledge to news media, including The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, Gizmodo and Wired, among others. Shegerian is currently a member of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business’ Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) Advisory Board and was named the Clean Tech Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California by Ernst & Young.
Daniel Christiansen
Staff Security Specialist - Public Sector, Splunk
Daniel Christiansen is a security veteran with over 20 years of cybersecurity experience. Dan currently works for Splunk as a Staff Security Specialist for public sector and has helped state and federal agencies increase their security posture and detection capabilities. Dan specializes in SIEM, User Behavior Analytics (UBA), and Machine Learning to address security use cases nationwide. Prior to coming to Splunk, Dan was part of the federal DoD and Intel team at VMWare where he worked on large projects to secure mobile devices leveraging AirWatch MDM and derived credentials.

Registration & Networking Breakfast


Opening Keynote James O’Neill, Commissioner, NYPD

Introduction By: Peter Bailey, Chief Strategy Officer, Dataminr


Strengthening the Security and Resilience of the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

Franco Cappa, Cyber Security Advisor, Office of Cybersecurity & Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


    Cybersecurity in a Rapidly Changing Tech Environment

    From politically-motivated hacks to data breaches at businesses, digital information is increasingly vulnerable to those seeking to do harm. Governments and business must keep up with technological developments in order to keep data secure. But in an ever-changing technological environment, including the development of 5G, artificial intelligence, and more, what is being done to ensure personal and confidential information is kept safe?


    • Pano Yannakogeorgos, Clinical Associate Professor, NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs (moderator)
    • Richard Jacobs, Assistant Special Agent In-Charge, Cyber Branch, FBI's New York Office
    • Liat Krawczyk, Vice President for Emerging Tech Initiatives, New York City Economic Development Corporation
    • Kenneth Carnes, Chief Information Security Officer, New York Power Authority
    • John Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, ERI
    • Stu Solomon, Chief of Intelligence Solutions, Recorded Future
    • Daniel Christiansen, Staff Security Specialist - Public Sector, Splunk Inc.

      Securing New York's Infrastructure

      The way we view safety was completely changed on September 11, 2001. And since then, various terrorism incidents have occurred in major cities across the world, including New York. How is New York staying ahead in terms of counterterrorism planning and defense against future attacks? What is being done to protect our transportation infrastructure, real estate and construction industries, utilities, financial institutions, and public spaces? How are local, state, and federal security entities working together to stop future incidents?


      • Holly Lynch, Citizen Advocate (moderator)
      • Roger L. Parrino Sr., Senior Advisor Security and Emergency Management, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
      • New York City Councilman Joseph Borelli, Chairman, Committee on Fire & Emergency Management
      • Anthony S. Notaroberta, Senior Director, System-wide Security & Hospital Police, NYC Health + Hospitals



        One on One Discussion with Linda A. Lacewell, Superintendent, New York State Department of Financial Services and Jon Lentz, Editor in Chief, City & State NY


            Disaster Management and Prevention: Solutions to Keep New York Protected

            From disaster response to emergency preparedness and management, protecting a city and state as large as New York requires many resources. Paying for these resources and other services can be challenging for governments to handle on their own. Solutions such as public-private partnerships and other collaborations between government and businesses can help. Our panel looks into these solutions and discusses how such joint efforts work.


            • Annie McDonough, Tech Reporter, City & State NY (moderator)
            • Assemblywoman Jaime R. Williams Chairwoman, Subcommittee on Emergency Response/Disaster Preparedness
            • Jainey Bavishi, Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Resiliency
            • New York City Councilman Justin Brannan, Chairman, Committee on Recovery and Resiliency 
            • Todd Metro, Senior Manager, Safety & Security, New York Road Runners

              Media, Free Speech and Securing the Internet

              In the age of the internet and social media, we’ve seen these limits tested. With an increase in hate crimes and terrorist incidents instigated, who is in charge of protecting people from real world violence that begins with a social media post, livestreaming, a YouTube video or just logging on? Are we in danger of losing the public’s trust because of rogue politics and a communications revolution that accelerates the spread of misinformation, fake news and harmful and suspicious claims and hacking? Hear from our panel of experts on possible solutions.


              • Ben Max, Executive Editor, Gotham Gazette (moderator)
              • John Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism, NYPD
              • New York City Councilman Donovan Richards, Chairman, Committee on Public Safety

              Event Concludes

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