Security and public safety leaders Deanne Criswell, commissioner of the New York City Emergency Management Department, and Angela Stubblefield, deputy associate administrator for security and hazardous materials safety at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will headline the 2019 SIA Education@ISC East Keynote Series.

These keynote sessions are open to all attendees at ISC East, taking place Nov. 20-21 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, says a press release.

In the Day 1 keynote Leveraging Technology to Improve Decision Making: A New Direction in Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness, Criswell will highlight how the department is leveraging technology to make informed, data-driven decisions and discuss the department’s strategic vision and the importance of public-private partnerships. Criswell will share her firsthand experiences and insights on emergency preparedness, crisis management and disaster response, including lessons learned and best practices to take back to your business and organization.

In the Day 2 keynote UAS Security: FAA Perspectives on Addressing Risks Posed by Errant or Malicious UAS, Stubblefield – who has served at the FAA since 2013 and will assume the role of FAA chief of staff on Nov. 4 – will discuss the FAA’s holistic approach to aerial drone security, working across the full spectrum of risk mitigation from prevention to deterrence, detection and response. Stubblefield will highlight how the FAA is working with security partners to consider how to set requirements for the aircraft, airspace and airman in order to help reduce security risks, how intent can be difficult to determine and how different tools help to differentiate the clueless and careless from the criminal, which require different response capabilities.

“ISC East is thrilled to welcome Deanne Criswell and Angela Stubblefield as our 2019 keynote speakers; their demonstrated expertise and success in emergency preparedness, planning, operations and response, threat analysis and response, national security and critical infrastructure policy and more will provide valuable insights to our attendees,” said Will Wise, group vice president, security portfolio at Reed Exhibitions. “These keynote sessions will share essential knowledge to help security and public safety professionals stay up to date on the emerging risks and response strategies in our evolving connected world.”

In addition to the Keynote Series, ISC East attendees will have access to over 25 free education sessions and four paid workshop offerings through the 2019 SIA Education@ISC East program. To find out more, visit the ISC Security Events website.