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March 11th New York Security Conference: Investorideas.com Releases Fourth Video Presentation - Panel Discussions 'Game Changing Technologies: The Face and Future of Security' and 'Exploring the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Implementation'

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New York, NY - March 12, 2014 (www.investorideas.com newswire) Investorideas.com, an investor research and news portal covering leading sectors including technology and defense, releases the fourth set of video presentations from the Security and Defense Conference, "Game Changing Technologies: The Face and Future of Security", held both live in New York and online on March 11, 2014.

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Panel Discussion - Game Changing Technologies: The Face and Future of Security

The technology of authentication, biometrics, biodefense, cyber security, drones, nanotechnology and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is evolving faster than we think. This panel of industry experts discusses the current state of the security and defense industry, and explores where it's headed in 2014 and beyond.

MODERATOR: ROGER CRESSEY, Liberty Group Ventures

Roger Cressey is a Partner with Liberty Group Ventures, LLC in Arlington VA, a risk and crisis management firm specializing in cyber security, campus security and sports security. He most recently served as a Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, supporting the firm's cyber security practice in the Middle East. Prior to joining Booz Allen, he was President and Founder of Good Harbor Consulting LLC, a security and risk management consulting firm.

From 2004 - 2013, he served as an on-air counterterrorism analyst with NBC News, appearing frequently on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, MSNBC and CNBC.

PANELISTS: SCOTT GREIPER, Secure Strategy Group; MARTY MARTIN, Crane & Crane Consulting; JANICE KEPHART, The Secure Identity and Biometrics Association (SIBA)

Mr. Greiper is the President and Founding Partner of Secure Strategy Group. He has had a distinguished 15-year career in the security and defense technology sectors as both a research analyst and investment banker, and is known as a thought leader in the industry. Before forming Secure Strategy Group, he was a Managing Director at Legend Merchant Group and Head of the firm's Convergent Security Group, which provided capital, strategic advisory and M&A services to growth companies in the security and defense technology markets. Previously, Mr. Greiper was a Principal and Senior Analyst at C. E. Unterberg, Towbin, where he covered public companies in the Global Security industry and was consistently ranked as one of the top analysts in the sector. He has worked with a range of industry leaders and is a frequent guest speaker and moderator at conferences and seminars across the country. Mr. Greiper attended the Executive MBA program at Columbia University and holds a B. A. in Economics from The University of Chicago. He is a member of the FBI InfraGard program, BENS (Business Executives for National Security), ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security) and NYSSA (New York Society for Security Analysts).

Marty Martin has an accomplished career which includes service with the CIA, NSA, and the U.S. Army. He has developed invaluable insight, managerial experience, and relationships across the U.S. Government and many foreign governments and intelligence services at the highest levels. He is the CEO of Crane & Crane Consulting, LLC where he leads the firm's expansion and growth. He previously served as a Senior Executive for the International Oil Trading Company (IOTC), a multi-billion dollar enterprise with activities in Iraq , Jordan , Libya , Russia and the Caribbean . He also played a central role in HBO's Manhunt, a 2013 Emmy awarding winning documentary. Mr. Martin's experience includes over 29 years of U.S. Government service including U.S. Special Forces, the National Security Agency, and the CIA, culminating in several years as a member of the CIA's Senior Intelligence Service. From 2004 through 2007 he served as Chief of Station in a strategic country in the Middle East in one of the most senior assignments in the Near East Division. He managed a multi-million dollar budget, strategic programs, personnel, and families in high threat environment. His experience includes representing the CIA at the highest levels in foreign countries, the U.S. Executive Branch, the U.S. Congress, U.S. Military, on all intelligence and policy matters concerning the agency's operations. In 2002 he was selected by the Director of Central Intelligence as the senior executive and operational manager to lead the Agency's global effort to neutralize Al-Qaida. In that role, he interacted at the highest levels of the U.S Government, including the White House, FBI, Homeland Security, NSA, Congress, and various branches of the U.S. Military, on a daily basis. During this specific period the lion's share of the perpetrators of 9/11 were nullified.

Janice recently returned from a Special Counsel position with the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she was asked to testify and then return to staff to support the national, border and identity security aspects of the now Senate-passed immigration reform legislation. Ms. Kephart is an internationally recognized border and ID security expert, who served as counsel to the 9/11 Commission and was a key author of the Staff Monograph, 9/11 and Terrorist Travel as well as the immigration and identity security-related facts and recommendations in the 9/11 Commission Report. More info: http://www.sibassoc.org/#!aboutsiba/csgz

Janice speaks regularly at conferences, to international media, publishes articles and opeds around the world, and has testified before Congress 16 times on issues of border and ID security.

Videos available at http://www.investorideas.com/Conference/

Panel Discussion - Exploring the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Implementation

Under Executive Order, President Obama directed The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to "work with stakeholders to develop a voluntary framework for reducing cyber risks to critical infrastructure." Kiersten Todt and Roger Cressey supported the NIST in drafting the Cybersecurity framework and soliciting input from the private sector. This session explores the framework, its implementation in key critical infrastructure sectors, and the impact of these cybersecurity policies on the industry and emerging businesses.

SPEAKERS: KIERSTEN TODT & ROGER CRESSEY, Liberty Group Ventures

Kiersten Todt is the President and Managing Partner of Liberty Group Ventures, LLC (LGV). She develops risk and crisis management solutions for infrastructure, emergency management, cybersecurity, higher education, and homeland security clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. She has served in senior positions in both the executive and legislative branches of government. Ms. Todt has commented on homeland security and sport security issues in multiple media outlets, including MSNBC, NPR, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal. Her work on sport security has been published in two editions of The International Centre for Sport Security Journal.

Prior to LGV, Ms. Todt was a partner at Good Harbor Consulting and was responsible for the company's North America crisis management practice, which had a concentration in cyber security. Clients included states and quasi-public institutions, maritime entities, small and large businesses, and college and university systems. Before joining Good Harbor, she worked for Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and was responsible for integrating the private sector into state and local emergency management capabilities; she also developed and executed federal and regional port and cyber security projects. Prior to BENS, she was a consultant for Sandia National Laboratories and worked with the California Governor's Office and Bay Area Economic Forum to develop the homeland security preparedness plan for the Bay Area. Ms. Todt was also an adjunct lecturer at Stanford University.

Ms. Todt served as a Professional Staff Member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs (now the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs); she worked for the Committee Chairman, Senator Joseph Lieberman, and was responsible for drafting the bioterror, infrastructure protection, emergency preparedness, and science and technology directorates of the legislation that created the Department of Homeland Security. She also served as Senator Lieberman's Appropriations Director and managed his drug policy portfolio.

Before working in the Senate, Ms. Todt served in Vice President Gore's domestic policy office and was responsible for coordinating federal resources with locally-defined needs, specifically focusing on energy challenges in California and housing issues. She was also the senior advisor on demand-reduction issues to Director Barry. R. McCaffrey at the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

Ms. Todt graduated from Princeton University, with a degree in public policy from The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She holds a master's degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and was selected to be a Presidential Management Fellow in 1999. She earned the Outstanding Service Award at ONDCP.

Roger Cressey is a Partner with Liberty Group Ventures, LLC in Arlington VA, a risk and crisis management firm specializing in cyber security, campus security and sports security. He most recently served as a Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, supporting the firm's cyber security practice in the Middle East. Prior to joining Booz Allen, he was President and Founder of Good Harbor Consulting LLC, a security and risk management consulting firm.

Mr. Cressey's government service included senior cyber security and counterterrorism positions in the Clinton and Bush Administrations. At the White House, he served as Chief of Staff of the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board from November 2001 - September 2002. He also served as Deputy for Counterterrorism on the National Security Council staff from November 1999 to November 2001. He was responsible for the coordination and implementation of US counterterrorism policy and managed the US Government response to multiple terrorism incidents, including the Millennium terror alert, the USS COLE attack, and the September 11th attacks.

From 2004 - 2013, he served as an on-air counterterrorism analyst with NBC News, appearing frequently on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, MSNBC and CNBC.

Prior to his White House service, Mr. Cressey served in the Department of Defense, where he worked on US defense strategy and the review of Pentagon war plans. From 1991-1995, he served in the Department of State working on Middle East security issues, including serving as a member of the US delegation to the multilateral track of the Arab-Israeli peace process talks.

His overseas experience includes serving as a Pol-Mil officer with the US Embassy in Israel and with UN peacekeeping operations in Somalia and the former Yugoslavia. While in the former Yugoslavia, Cressey was part of a United Nations team that planned the successful capture of the first individual indicted for war crimes in Croatia. From 2001 - 2006, he taught a graduate course on U.S. counterterrorism policy at Georgetown University. He also served as a Fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University.

He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and an M.A. in Security Policy Studies from The George Washington University. Roger is the recipient of the State Department's Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards and the Defense Department's Exceptional Civilian Service Award.

Videos available at http://www.investorideas.com/Conference/

Where:
http://live.investorideas.com/Event/Investorideascom_Security_and_Defense_Conference

Conference info:
http://www.investorideas.com/Conference/

Media Partners:

Media partners include www.SecuritySolutionsWatch.com, a breaking news site covering new security solutions and business trends; SecurityStockWatch.com for investors following the sector; www.Wallstreetcalendar.com , informing the institutional investment community; Australian Security Magazine ( http://www.australiansecuritymagazine.com.au/ ); Global Security Finance ( www.globalsecurityfinance.com ), an online daily news and data service covering the physical, cyber and identity security and defense sectors; Hedge Connection ( https://www.hedgeconnection.com ), an interactive, web-based marketing tool available to hedge funds and investors; www.biometricupdate.com and http://www.biometricstechnologywatch.com/.

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