(PRWEB) November 19, 2003
Niceville, FL --(PRWEB) -- Nov. 17, 2003 - Woodbridge Security Engineering Group (WSEG) (http://www.wseg-inc.com/) today announced its participation in the Physical and Cyber Security (PACS) 2003 Conference on Wednesday, November 19.
Malcolm Zickler, former chief of security and security police inspections in Europe, commander of the USAF's largest security Police Squadron, and previous head of USAF R&D for theater air base defense will deliver the luncheon address, "Applying Technology to The Physical Security Problem." The talk will focus on using technology in physical security functions to overcome human vulnerabilities. He will provide a brief history of how the US Air Force security police have moved from a dependence on human sentries and sentry dogs to the accelerating use of technology to improve combat readiness and reduce vulnerabilities. Mr. Zickler will examine the further impact of technology security practices on US commercial and national domestic and foreign assets because of the international terrorism threat. He will explore the
importance of the post 9/11 legal implications of failure to provide effective physical security. He will also serve as a Conference Panelist.
About Mr. Zickler
Malcolm has been the President of Woodbridge since its co-founding in February 1993. During that time he has supplied commercial and government interests with high quality security insight and consulting based on years of practical experience in the USAF security forces and six years as head of effort for exterior sensor development for tactical deployments. He developed the concept of operations still in use today for the complete sensoring of bases such as those in the mideast.
Before co-founding Woodbridge, Malcolm was Head of System Security Engineering and Chief of Operations Security at GE Aerospace, as well as Head of System Security Engineering for the Strategic Defense Initiative Office at GE Aerospace. One of his key tasks during this period was heading the OPSEC Planning (Camouflage, Concealment and Deception) effort for the USAF Special Forces Mission Rehearsal Facility during Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Before joining GE, Malcolm was Chief, Active Defense Branch (ground defense, intelligence, counterintelligence, ground based air defenses)
as a member of the Air Staff at Eglin AFB. Three notable projects that he headed during his tenure were developing the original Concept of Operations for what ultimately became Tactical Automated Sensor System (TASS), developing the Mobile Weapon system for ground to ground and ground to air protection for air bases and developing the warfighting concept to evaluate security forces against the projected enemy. The result of his work was the first demonstration/exercise that used actual air and ground attackers to attempt to render a European Air Base unusable. He went to extensive lengths to create a realistic scenario by cratering runways with explosives and cutting communications trunk lines. The exercise was a
huge success and highlighted the need for ongoing realistic training and integrated base sensor systems.
From 1978 to 1982, Malcolm was in Europe in command of the 81st Security Police Squadron (SPS) at RAF Bentwaters, the largest security police squadron in the USAF. Under his leadership, the 81st SPS passed all of their operational inspections, earning excellent on two, a seminal event that hadn't occurred for over 35 years. Between 1976 and 1978, he was in charge of security police inspections for USAFE, which included among other things, overseeing requirements and definitions for security systems for all types of Air Force installations, both conventional and nuclear. He oversaw the evaluation, installation and integration of extensive security systems; the certification of all new security systems for nuclear weapons protection as operationally ready; as well as the conduct of vulnerability assessments, complete security inspections and vulnerability analyses for all USAFE bases, and their day-to-day operation.
WSEG is a privately-held woman-owned small business that is headquartered in Niceville, FL. Their expertise is in security consulting, detection system design, deployment and training, and
security software design and implementation. To learn more about WSEG, please visit the company's web site at http://www.wseg-inc.com/.
ISAS (Integrated Security Analysis System) is a ground-breaking system that brings several leading edge technologies into an area that has been traditionally based on a pad of paper and pen. ISAS is a broadly scalable application framework that allows rigorous metrics-based security assessments. From a rich reference library of standards and best practices, the system enables aggressive analysis and management of security deficiencies, including prioritization, budgeting, scheduling and logistics management.
About the PACS Conference
CGH Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce the first in a series of conferences dedicated to combining physical and cyber security concerns - PACS 2003 "Physical and Cyber Security" will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM at The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20062. It will be moderated by
Paul Berry, Award winning broadcast journalist, Host of the Paul Berry show on AM570 WTNT. Among the distinguished list of featured speakers will be Richard "Dick" Marcinko - Rogue Warrior, Nation's Most Accomplished Special Operations Expert.
To register for the PACS 2003 Conference, please visit http://www.cghtech.com/html/pacs/info.htm
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