|SARASOTA, Fla. (Nov. 10, 2021) – Security Management International (SMI), in conjunction with the University of South Florida Office of Veteran Success, will host the CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Convention (CARVERCON 2021) at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus on Friday, Nov. 12. |
The all-day conference will feature top security experts, including keynote speaker Mark Kelton, former deputy director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service for Counterintelligence. Kelton will speak about “Counterterrorism in the Post-Afghanistan World.”
WHAT: CARVERCON 2021 security conference featuring top security and counterterrorism experts from across the nation. WHEN: Friday, Nov. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Registration at 8 a.m.)
WHERE: The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The conference will take place in the campus’ Selby Auditorium.
WHO: Top experts in security and counterterrorism, including:
Luke Bencie, author and managing director,
SMIMajor Gen. (Ret.) Edward Leacock, former mobilization assistant to the director, Defense Intelligence Agency
Nick Waugh, director, Security Programs Division, Intrepid
Elzar Camper, former special agent, U.S. Department of State; regional security officer for U.S. embassies in Kabul, Karachi and Cairo
Vincent Volpi, CEO, PICA Corp.Ron Sanders, staff director, Cyber Florida
Leo Labaj, former CIA bomb technician and co-founder of the CARVER methodology
Giti Javidi, professor, USF School of Information Systems and Management
The speakers will discuss, among other topics:
How COVID-19 and other bio-threats could be weaponized
The ever-growing cyber threat
Emerging geopolitical enemies
How security professionals can stay ahead of threats
What’s next for the coming decade?
CARVER is a nationally recognized target analysis and vulnerability assessment methodology used by the military, intelligence services and law enforcement. For more information, visit smiconsultancy.com/carvercon.###
|About the University of South Florida |
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