May 19, 2022

Physical Security in the Operational Environment


Event Summary

In this course, we will discuss physical threats to critical operational environments and effective security measures.  This course includes discussion of high-value targets, common physical threats, and best practices in implementing protection mechanisms.

Attendees will receive 3 Professional Development Hours (PDH) upon completion.

Topics include:

  • Physical Security Threats
    • Threat classes – ecoterrorists, lone wolves, disgruntled insiders
    • Threat mechanisms – IEDs, magnetic explosives, drone risks, active shooters
  • Fundamental Physical Security Protections for Critical Infrastructure
    • TSA Smart practices
    • Perimeter security, lighting, surveillance, ingress/egress, achieving standoff
  • Incident Preparedness
    • Policies and procedures
    • Training and drills


Learning Objectives

  • Understand and define physical threats to critical operational environments
  • Identify effective mitigations and physical security measures
  • Obtain actionable metrics that can be applied in your organization
  • Identify key components of a broader physical security plan that can be customized for your operations


Who Should Attend

  • Facility and Site Managers
  • Site Security Directors



Meet Your Instructor

Annie McIntyre

Director of Security

Annie McIntyre is the Director of Security at EverLine. Prior to EverLine, Ms. McIntyre was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ardua Strategies, Inc., a Texas Corporation, providing solutions for the cyber and operational security issues of energy and infrastructure. Prior to founding Ardua Strategies, Ms. McIntyre was a Principal Member of Technical Staff and Program Manager at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her research areas at Sandia included threats, vulnerabilities, and protection of critical infrastructure systems, and cyber security for fossil and renewable energy systems. She managed the Sandia-Forest City Strategic Partnership program for sustainability, and participated in programs such as the Institute for Infrastructure Information Protection (I3P), and National SCADA Test Bed. Ms. McIntyre conducted the first cyber analysis of a renewable system in 2007 for the Department of Energy.

Prior to work in critical infrastructure, Ms. McIntyre worked extensively in the defense sector on information warfare and survivability, serving as IO Laboratory Chief and Information Warfare Lead for Future Combat Systems Assessments at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. She previously served as New Mexico Regional Manager for Concurrent Technologies Corporation, a defense and energy contractor, and performed systems analysis and engineering in the bioinformatics field for Molecular Informatics, Inc. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with the U.S. Departments of Energy, Homeland Security, and Defense.

Ms. McIntyre conducts extensive work on security policies as they relate to energy and infrastructure. She served as an author for the American Petroleum Institute’s SCADA Security Standard (1164v2), serves on the Advisory Council at the North American Energy Standards Board, and has served as a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Technology Leadership Institute. She is a Licensed Private Investigator in the State of Texas.


From 05-19-2022 9:00 am CST until 05-19-2022 12:00 pm CST



Registration Information
Member $220
Non-Member $275

3% fee applied if paying by a credit card

Who can attend?

SGA Cancellation Policy "C"

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