Security 2019 Seminars

The following Security 2019 seminars were featured at MAILCOM ’19:


Mail Center Security: No longer an Option, But Necessity

With the rise in mail borne threats during the last year, a formal mail security plan is no longer optional; it is a requirement, a must-have. Gone are the days of running to the mailbox with excitement. People now fear their mail – they open it outside of their homes and offices “just in case”. Mail screening techniques and solutions provide an insurance policy to shelter employees and facilities from harm and compromise. Join us to explore the options for blending mail screening techniques into your mail center, from basic inspection to full scope threat detection without delay to your workflow. Instructor: Sally Pfabe, CMDSS, Vice President, Business Development, BrightKey, Inc.


Violence in the Workplace

Violence in the Workplace in the US results in over 1,000 workplace deaths each year. Learn how to safeguard your workplace, identify threats and respond to suspicious behavior and acts of violence. This powerful session will enhance your awareness and teach you how you can safeguard your operation to reduce the risk of workplace violence. Instructor: Nick Staffieri, CMDSM, Director of Operations, DOCUXCEL


Improving Threat Image Projection for X-Ray Systems

The majority of cabinet screening systems in the United States have onboard computer based training systems. These systems involve both operator training, commonly referred to as OTS and testing programs commonly known as threat image projection or TIP. Utilizing these tools allows screeners to practice x-ray interpretation at any time during the week. They also allow mangers to test screener’s ability to detect threats. However, most of the systems have very limited threat libraries and the ones that day do not account for complex images and poor angles. This class will discuss the capabilities and limitations of OTS and TIP as well as a program for improving the quality of the images in order to produce highly trained screeners. Instructor: Clay Edwards, Director of Security Training, DSA Detection, LLC


Explosive Trace Detection Technologies: First Line in Protection

This one hour presentation will introduce the participants to an alternate and very popular source of threat detection – Explosive Trace Detection, or ETD. Upon conclusion of the presentation, the participants will have a better understanding of: * Trace Detection * ETD Detectors and Components * Sampling Fundamentals * Calibration and Verification * Maintenance Requirements * ETD Supervisor and Admin Functions * Consumable Ordering. Instructor: Russ Horseman, DSA Detection, Director of Trace Technologies


Advancements in Mail Screening and State of the Art Technologies

The evolution of mail screening processes and the supporting technologies and how they have progressed in response to new emerging mail-borne threats. The anthrax attacks of 2001, and the mail screening industry’s response, clearly illustrated gaps in our ability to rapidly recognize and defend against mail-borne threats. Advances in technology have improved our detection capabilities, however, based on this year’s events, 17 years later, our ability to identify mail-borne threats is still an issue. We will examine the history of screening technology, how screening processes have evolved since that time, and how advancements in today’s technology are enhancing our ability to rapidly respond to new and changing threats. Instructors: Nancy Elkas, Training Director, RaySecur Inc. and Marshall Keith James, Training Director, JGW Group


Security 2019 Issues & Answers, Ask the Experts!

Over two decades ago, MAILCOM was at the forefront in offering Safety & Security educational sessions as part of the general educational program and designated certificate track. Leading industry experts have been gathered for this presentation developed specifically for this MAILCOM. Moderated by Lance Humphries, Managing Director, come learn from leading industry security experts who will share the challenges and changes in safety and security over the past decade and what can be expected for the future. The discussion will focus on the things you can do to protect your company, employees and customers from the ever-present threats that are not only in your operations and company but also in your everyday life.


Cyberattacks and How to Defend Against Them

Cyberattacks are serious threats to any business, organization or individual, no matter who or what size. These attacks are increasing significantly across all platforms. They can be more than disruptive, they can be very costly and, in some cases, disastrous. If you think they are going to pass you by, think again. However, there is hope from the ravages of ransomeware and identity theft. We will present the various types of attacks, how they work, your best defense and the measures you can take to survive them. We can tell you what your employees need to know to keep the doors closed when the bad guys come knocking and your best DR/BR strategy. No matter how safe you think you are, you need to know the best way to protect your critical data and that of your customers and how to be constantly vigilant toward online threats. Instructor: Jim Barlow, Jr, CMDSM, EMCM, MDP, MDC, President, Mail Systems Management Consultants


Who Protects Your Mail?

In this session you learn about security issues and how to respond. These include risks associated with your mailing operation such as internal theft, protecting sensitive data and identifying dangerous mail. Join US Postal Inspectors as they share proven response plans for mail bombs, hazardous materials and biological attacks. Presented by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service


New Standards in Facility Security

This session will review new and innovative ideas on how to secure your complex including mail and print operations. Come and learn how to identify and deal with the issues that face us as a nation, our companies and the customers we serve. A detailed review of bomb and bio-detection systems will be discussed and what you should be doing today to ensure your company is protected tomorrow. Instructor: Don Thordsen, Security Manager/Terrorism Liaison Officer, State of Colorado


Failure to Communicate: A Case Study on the Letter Bombs

Over a two-week period in the fall of 2018 politicians and political activist received what were perceived to be improvised explosive devices through the mail. This case study will examine in detail, how and why these devices, despite obvious warning signs, were allowed to enter and be transmitted though the USPS system. We discuss the lessons learned and how threat awareness training and proper internal visual screening protocols can prevent such items from entering your organization’s mail stream. This timely topic will discuss how the use of screening and threat awareness tools, available to all mail operations; can mitigate the risk associated with mail borne threats. Instructor: Marshall Keith James, Director of Training, JGW Group