ISC East Announces First Keynote Speaker for 2023 Conference

Greg Ehrie, chief security officer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will headline ISC East Keynote Speaker Series.

NORWALK, Conn. — Greg Ehrie, chief security officer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will kick off the 2023 ISC East Keynote Series on Wednesday, Nov. 15 in New York City as part of the annual security and public safety event, scheduled for Nov. 14-16.

Ehrie’s presentation, “The Evolving Threat Landscape: Protecting New York and New Jersey’s Critical Transportation Assets,” is open to all badge holders at ISC East, which takes place November 14-16 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“With his expertise in implementing security strategies into transportation systems, we are excited to welcome Greg Ehrie as our first keynote speaker at ISC East this year,” says ISC event vice president Mary Beth Shaughnessy in the company announcement.

“Through his insights, security novices and professionals alike will learn how an expansive and multifaceted organization like the Port Authority prioritizes security to protect all its stakeholders,” she says. “The audience will walk away from his presentation with a better understanding of the local infrastructure they use every day and the steps taken to ensure their security at all levels.”

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey oversees regional transportation infrastructure across the two states. Every day, the Port Authority must leverage the latest innovations in security technologies to operate its systems with the utmost safety and efficiency.

Ehrie’s presentation “will shed light on the evolving threat landscape and how the Port Authority implements a risk-based, multilayer security approach to protect its employees, customers, and critical transportation assets – including airports, bridges, tunnels, bus terminals, ports and the iconic 16-acre World Trade Center complex,” the announcement says.

“The security industry gathers each year at ISC East not only to explore a wide variety of technology solutions on the show floor, but also to unlock expert insights on the most current business trends and latest developments impacting the industry,” says Security Industry Association CEO Don Erickson in the announcement.

“In this year’s expanded three-day ISC East conference program, impactful keynote sessions featuring leaders like Greg Ehrie, combined with more than 30 compelling SIA Education@ISC sessions, will deliver an exceptional content program for ISC East 2023,” he says.

More ISC East Highlights

The ASIS NYC Chapter Person of the Year Lunch will also be held at ISC East, starting with a luncheon including featured speaker Thomas H. Kean, the former governor of New Jersey and former chairman of the 9/11 Commission, on Nov. 15 at 12 p.m.

The ASIS NYC Chapter will present the Person of the Year Award to Mary Fetchet for “her impactful work in the New York City community through her continuous support of the victims and families affected by 9/11,” the announcement says.

Fetchet co-founded the nonprofit organization Voices Center for Resilience (VOICES) in 2002 to address the ongoing needs of 9/11 victims and their families. For over 20 years, she has helped foster resilience and healing through VOICES by offering community support services, mental health resources, educational programs and more.

“I am honored to be part of ISC East 2023 and the ASIS NYC Person of the Year Luncheon,” says New York City ASIS chapter chairman Brian H. Reich in the announcement. “As the Chairman of the New York City ASIS Chapter, I am privileged to be involved in an event that brings together security professionals from various industries to share knowledge and expertise.

“This event serves as a platform for networking, learning and recognizing outstanding individuals in our field. I look forward to the opportunity to engage with industry leaders and contribute to the advancement of security practices in New York City,” he says.

ISC East will announce additional keynote speakers in the coming weeks.

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