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Energy Security Council Winter Meeting

The Energy Security Council held its quarterly meeting this month, in Houston, TX. The event, serving the energy and security industries, drew a crowd of 185 attendees and highlighted the following security trends and tactics focused on dealing with crises.

esclogo.pngWatch for specific patterns, such as "copying" successful attacks, that are signs of potential threats, warns Charles Goslin of Butchko in his discussion on the terrorist mindset.

In an active shooter situation, speaker Stephen Daniels of the Houston Police Department stresses: do not try to negotiate with the shooter, have a plan in mind, and other survival techniques (such as the run-hide-fight method) outlined in his presentation.         .

Among the security trends identified for 2016 is the energy sector as a target, primarily in DC, NY and TX. And in CFATS news, the U.S. Coast Guard can now enforce TWIC®, a flash-pass biometric card reader, and publishes a bi-weekly cyber maritime bulletin aimed at reducing cyber vulnerability.

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Topics: CFATS, Commercial Security