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Public Health Preparedness webinar: “CISA’s priorities for advancing critical infrastructure protection and resiliency”

December 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The next webinar offered by Penn State’s Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security Public Health Preparedness Option will be “CISA’s priorities for advancing critical infrastructure protection and resiliency,” presented by Brian Harrell.

Harrell was appointed by the President of the United States in November 2018 to serve as the sixth Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection at the Department of Homeland Security. He now serves as the first Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security within the newly renamed U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Harrell is the former Managing Director of Enterprise Security at Duke Energy Corp. He is also the former director of the Electricity ISAC and director of Critical Infrastructure Protection Programs at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, where he was charged with helping protect North America’s electric grid from physical and cyber-attack. Harrell has spent time during his career in the U.S. Marine Corps and various private sector agencies with the goal of protecting the United States from security threats. He graduated from the Penn State Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security program and is a member of the Penn State Homeland Security Program Advisory Council.

In this webinar, Harrell will discuss protecting the physical and cyber systems of critical infrastructure and assets that are vital to the United States. He will also discuss:

  • strategies in working with private partners to secure U.S. infrastructure;
  • priorities for DHS’ approach to domestic terrorism; and
  • coordinating security and resilience efforts through public-private partnerships.

Participants may join the webinar via Zoom or by calling 669-900-6833, meeting ID 200474221.


Department of Public Health Sciences