Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience North America (CIPRNA) Conference

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Lake Charles LA
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Join CISA at Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience North America (CIPRNA) Conference!

CISA is exhibiting and speaking at the Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience North America (CIPRNA) Conference on March 12-14, 2024, in Lake Charles, LA. This three-day event will feature speakers from CISA and bring together leading stakeholders from industry, operators, agencies and governments to collaborate on the issues and the threats securing North America.

This event will occur at the L’Auberge Hotel located at 777 L’Auberge Ave, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601.


About the Conference

Expo Hall Hours

Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM CST

Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST

Thursday, March 14, 2024, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM CST

Exhibit Location

We are conveniently located in L’Auberge Hotel, at exhibit #4 & #5.

Agenda- Day One & Two- March 12-13, 2024

CI Interdependencies and Cascading Effects in Community Situational Awareness

Tuesday, March 12, 2024  4:00- 5:30 p.m. CST  Room: TBD

Speaker(s): Dr. Ryan Donaghy, Associate Director for Planning and Innovation, CISA; Adam Stahl, Chief of Staff, Avangrid; Anna Balance; Cameron Dicker; Chris Anderson; Dr. Ryan Hruska. 

Emerging Threats Against CI

Wednesday, March 13, 2024  9:00- 10:30 a.m. CST Room: TBD

Speaker(s): Richard Tenney, Senior Advisor, ECD, CISA; Michael Hill, Program Specialist, CISA; Chris Essid, Senior Advisor, CISA; Michael Finch, Tech Svcs Dir; Budge Carrier, Asst Dir PSC.

Critical Industries Sector Symposium

Wednesday, March 13, 2024  2:15- 5:30 p.m. CST Room: TBD

Speaker(s): Bryan McDonald, Acting ChemLock PM, CISA; Cameron Dicker, Dir of Global Business Resilience; Francesco Beltramini, Security Engineering Manager, Control Plane; Dan Frazen, CO USDA.

Cybersecurity Regulations, Best Practice and Minimum Standards

Wednesday, March 13, 2024  9:00- 10:30 a.m. CST 

Speaker(s): Jerrel Conerly, Cybersecurity Advisor, CISA; Deborah Kobza, President, GSRA; Emilio Salabarria, PM; Keyaan Williams, Managing Director, Class-LLC; Tim Klett.

Agenda- Day Three- Thursday, March 14, 2024

Modeling and Methodology Around Incident Mitigation & Emergency Management

Thursday, March 14, 2024  9:00- 10:30 a.m. CST Room: TBD

Speaker(s): Sunny Wescott, Lead Meteorologist, CISA; Sloan Grissom, Outreach Coordinator, IMAAC; Chris Janson, Sr. Marker Advisor, Nokia; Alexander Ankney, Air Force Academy. 

Strategic Resilience Planning

Thursday, March 14, 2024  11:15- 12:30 p.m. CST Room: TBD

Speaker(s): Douglas DeLancey, Branch Chief, Bombing Prevention; Charles Burton, Technology Director, Calcasieu Parish; Jeff Gaynor, President, American Resilience; Ollie Gagnon III, INL.

Collaboration, Information Sharing and Enhancing PPPs

Thursday, March 14, 2024  2:00- 3:30 p.m. CST Room: TBD

Speaker(s): Rola Hariri, Defense Industrial Base Liaison, CISA; Terence Check, Senior Counsel, ISD, CISA; Alex Brickner, Director SBIR, UMLARC; Lester Millet, President, Infragard LA, Dir USLUA.

Additional Resources

How Does CISA Lead the National Effort?

Learn how CISA is leading the national effort to understand, manage, and reduce risk to the cyber and physical infrastructure Americans depend on every day.

Critical Infrastructure Sectors

Learn about CISA’s 16 critical infrastructure sectors and how they provide guidance to support state, local, and industry partners in identifying the critical infrastructure sectors and the essential workers Americans depend on daily. 

Working at CISA

CISA is always searching for diverse, talented, and highly motivated professionals to continue our mission of securing the nation’s critical infrastructure. Learn more about our hiring opportunities.