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Hostile Event Preparedness for the Community of Faith
This webinar will cover active shooter incidents, workplace violence and workplace attacks, lone actor and low-tech terrorism, complex coordinated terrorist attacks, fire as a weapon, weapons of mass destruction, and other related activities. It is vital to understand the ever-changing threat environment and to base preparedness activities on a threat-informed and risk-based approach. This “Understanding Hostile Events” webinar presents threat analysis, actionable recommendations, and best practices. The estimated time for the webinar is 1.5 hours.

May 14, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Damian Wilk
Senior Risk Analyst @Gate 15
Damian Wilk is a Senior Risk Analyst with Gate 15. He is a retired Battalion Fire Chief with the District of Columbia Fire & EMS Department. As an officer in the Fire Department, Damian responded to countless acts of violence. As a chief with Special Operations, he worked closely with local and federal law enforcement. He was trained and equipped to respond to acts of terrorism. Damian supported security teams, bomb squads, and SWAT teams. Since retiring, he has developed and presented training for the US Department of Homeland Security operation centers; training exercises for federal, local, and state bomb squads; and workshops and webinars for Information Sharing and Analysis Centers. Damian has a BS from the University of Maryland. He has also completed numerous National Fire Academy, Emergency Management Institute, and Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute courses.
David Pounder
Director of Threat and Risk Analysis @Gate 15
David Pounder is Gate 15’s Director of Threat and Risk Analysis. He advises on both physical and cyber security issues. Dave spent over 20 years in the Army as an Intelligence and Security Officer, specializing in counter-terrorism, force protection, and counterintelligence efforts as well as serving in the private sector for leading financial institutions responsible for information security and mobile applications. Dave twice served in senior command positions responsible for both counterintelligence operations and investigations. He has briefed Senior Army Leadership on intelligence and security issues and operations to include General David Petraeus and General Martin Dempsey. David was a regular guest instructor at the Department of Defense Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy in Quantico, VA. Dave graduated from George Mason University and from the US Army’s Command and General Staff College and has served internationally to include tours in Iraq, Cuba and Qatar.