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2017 SYSTEM SECURITY & DEFENSE SPEAKERS
   

Harley D Rinerson
"Department of Homeland Security Cyber Security Resources Overview"
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Region VIII

Harley D. Rinerson is the Cyber Security Advisor, US Department of Homeland Security, Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)

Harley D. Rinerson earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Dakota followed with a Masters of Military Arts and Science from the United States Army Command & General Staff College, and a Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University. He served as an active duty Army officer for twenty two years, as well as working for the Governor of the State of Colorado as his Chief Information Security Officer.

Prior to joining the Department of Homeland Security he worked as the Director of Compliance for the Denver International Airport.

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Kim Dyches
"Vulnerability Assessments and Emergency Response Programs"
Utah Division of Drinking Water

Kim is the Field Services Section Manager for the Utah Division of Drinking Water. He is certified for Water Distribution IV and Water Treatment IV. Kim is an adjunct faculty member at Utah Valley University, where he has taught courses in Pumps, Water Treatment, Water Hydrology and Plant Maintenance. His previous work in water treatment includes 13 years with the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District, where he was a Water Distribution Operator, System Coordinator, General Maintenance Worker, and Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor for three water treatment plants. During Kim's tenure with the State, he has responded to extreme weather events around the State of Utah. Kim is on the Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) 3.0 team for EPA.

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 Dale Pierson
"Joining and Participating in UTWARN"
UTWARN   |   Rural Water Association of Utah

Dale began his work with the Association as Executive Director in December 2005. Dale has been involved with RWAU for an extended period of time having served as a Board member since 1985. During that time he was Board President from 1992-1994 and the Association’s first Legislative Chair from the Legislative Committee’s inception until he resigned to become an Association staff member. Dale managed the Grand Water & Sewer Service Agency near Moab prior to taking the Executive Director position. He and his wife Yvonne now reside in Draper, UT

 

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Matt Beaudry
"System and Site Vulnerabilities and the Free Resources Available to Help Mitigate Them"
Division of Emergency Management, Utah Department of Public Safety

Matt Beaudry manages the Utah Public-Private Partnership program (UP3), for the State of Utah’s Division of Emergency Management (DEM). Connecting Utah’s private sector with emergency management is the primary objective of UP3. Building meaningful working relationships between public and private stakeholders is a key accomplishment, resulting in productive resilience-building achievements with Utah’s lifeline and critical infrastructure sectors. As DEM’s Private Sector Liaison, he facilitates working relationships between municipal, and county jurisdictions, and the businesses within their borders.

UP3 is the home of the Be Ready Business preparedness outreach program, providing business continuity and disaster recovery information and training to Utah businesses. UP3 also facilitates planning working groups in the lifeline sectors of communications, transportation, energy, and water/wastewater. He works closely with the state fusion center, the State Information Analysis Center (SIAC), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) staff, to assist all service providers and owners/operators of critical infrastructure in building resilience to disruption of their respective services and products.

As an emergency management trainer, Matt provides instruction throughout the state on topics critical to planning, response and recovery capabilities within the public, private and NGO sectors. He is a subject matter expert on business continuity, disaster recovery (BC/DR), and the Incident Command System (ICS), assisting entities with training and exercise execution specific to public-private interoperability.

Matt also teaches at Utah Valley University and prior to joining DEM, he finished a firefighting career as a Captain with Provo Fire and Rescue. He is a certified Paramedic, Firefighter, and Hazardous Materials Technician.

Matt holds degrees in Communications, and Emergency Services Management. He is a certified Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) practitioner, assisting to develop and conduct exercises throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

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Terry Smith
"System Preparation and Response to Extreme Events"
Rural Water Association of Utah


Terry is currently employed as the Management Specialist for Rural Water Association of Utah. Formally he held the positions of Circuit Rider and EPA Training Specialist within the organization. He resides in Cedar City, where, prior to coming to work for Rural Water, he was employed as Water Superintendent for Cedar City Corporation for 11 years. He is certified as grade IV water treatment, distribution, and Cross Connection Administration.

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Ralph Ley
"System and Site Vulnerabilities and the Free Resources Available to Help Mitigate Them"
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Ralph Ley has served as the Protective Security Advisor (PSA) for the Utah District since Nov 2006. Ralph serves in an advising and reach-back capacity for the Commissioner, Utah Office of Public Safety. As a PSA, he facilitates and coordinates resilience and vulnerability assessments for public and private sector entities, acts as a physical and technical security advisor to Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies, and facilitates federal training, tools, and other resources.

Joining the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Feb 2004, he worked as the Plans and Policies Branch Chief, held oversight of the Dams and Commercial Facilities Critical Infrastructure Sectors, and oversight of the Office of Infrastructure Protection’s overseas risk program initiatives with Canada and Great Britain. Ralph has also served as the Chief of the High Value Targets (HVT) Assessment Unit with seven teams conducting security assessments at U.S. critical infrastructure sites.

Prior to joining DHS, Ralph worked in the private sector as a Program Manager at a defense-based manufacturing company in Florida. He previously served 22 years in the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command working with foreign and joint counter-terrorism teams, and with joint service teams performing security assessments.

 

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Hugh Smith
"Cyber Crime and Safeguarding Your System"
Federal Bureau of Investigation   |   Salt Lake City Cyber Task Force

Hugh Smith began his career with the FBI in 1998 as a Language Analyst utilizing his language and cultural knowledge to support criminal and national security investigations. In 2005, Mr. Smith spent two years at the Washington Field Office (WFO) working similar federal violation cases. In 2010, he became an Intelligence Analyst embedded in the Cyber squad providing strategic intelligence analysis, collection, and support for computer intrusion cases. Mr. Smith has a degree in Computer Science, and a Masters in Intelligence Studies.

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