ASIS Security Showcase and Seminar – Workshops

Best Practices to Protect Critical Infrastructure Perimeters

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A survey of current and future sensor technologies and their application

Speaker Background – Mr. Gord Loney

The speaker, Mister Gord Loney, is an engineering graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada.  Since his retirement from active duty 18 years ago, he has specialized in the field of perimeter protection for military, government, industrial, transportation and other critical infrastructure facilities.  A long time member of ASIS and the National Defense Industrial Association, he has lectured numerous professional audiences on outdoor security and has written on the subject.  He currently resides in Ottawa where he is employed as the Vice President of Product Sales for Senstar Corporation, a leading supplier of outdoor security solutions worldwide. 

Seminar Outline – Securing critical infrastructure perimeters is not simply a matter of deploying intrusion sensors and surveillance assets.  Careful consideration of the threat, the terrain, the environment and the available response resources is required to arrive at the optimum operational concept and the supporting security system architecture.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Security System Design Factors;
  • Evaluating Sensor Performance;
  • Overview of Commercial Sensor Technologies; and
  • Sensor fusion and integration with surveillance and response assets.

Attendance at this session will provide an overview of the latest technical security measures and an update on perimeter security best practices.

Speaker Background – Mr. David Schwartz 

David Schwartz has spent 23 years with the Public Service of Canada where he has steadily progressed forward in his career, gaining significant experience as a member of the Management Teams at the local, regional and headquarters level. David has extensive experience in program delivery and in the management of corporate support areas such as security, procurement, information management, assets management and finance. He also has a strong understanding of the policy process and the benefits of strategic partnerships from his time spent at Treasury Board Secretariat and as Chief of Staff with the Canada Revenue Agency. In his current capacity as Associate Director General with the Industrial Security Sector of Public Works and Government Services Canada, David has oversight responsibility for all Sector matters. Specifically, David is leading the strategic review and business transformation of the Sector in order to position it to fulfil its obligations under the Government of Canada’s Policy on Government Security as well as commitments as outlined in the Enhanced Security Strategy and the new International Traffic In Arms Regulations amendments. David is also responsible for comptrollership initiatives for the Sector including the development and implementation of strong accountability, performance measurement and reporting frameworks to stabilize funding, ensure the efficiency, effectiveness, prudence and probity of all expenditures and ensure that management practices are consistent with the principles of modern comptrollership. David has a Masters of Public Administration from Queens University.

Speaker Background – Michael Fawcett

Regional Account manager

Enterprise Solutions -Presentation and Display, Professional Imaging, Security Solutions Panasonic Canada Inc.

Michael has worked in the Security field since 1982. He started out as a technician installing film cameras for the banking industry for Mosler Canada in Toronto. He progressed through the ranks to Installation Manager, Eastern Regional Installation manager, then into sales as Eastern Regional Sales and Installation manager. He then moved to the manufacturing side of the business working as Canadian sales manager for GYYR, a US based CCTV Manufacturer. After the sale of Gyyr to Silent Witness in 2002 he accepted his present position at Panasonic Canada as Regional Account Manager Enterprise Solutions for Security Solutions, Presentation and Display products and Professional Imaging Systems.