Chief, Interagency Security Committee
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Daryle Hernandez serves as the chief of the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) located in the Infrastructure Security Division within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. In this role, he is responsible for implementing Presidential Executive Order 12977 to enhance the quality and effectiveness of security in, and the protection of buildings and non-military federal facilities in the United States. Hernandez does this with and through the chief security officers and other senior executives from 64 federal departments and agencies that make up the ISC membership.
Convergence is no longer something to aim for – it is a strategic imperative. Today’s threats include hybrid attacks targeting both physical and cyber assets. Advancements in technology and the integration of the Internet of Things into security operations and business processes have connected individual security devices and operational technology to the vast virtual ecosystem, expanding the potential attack surface of facilities and making traditional physical security and safety systems more vulnerable.
Providing reliable security for organizational assets presents numerous challenges for the security professional. Unfortunately, in many organizations, security is often controlled by separate authorities, resulting in a siloed approach to security. When organizational elements operate independently with minimal or no collaboration, the organization’s overall security is reduced.
This session will touch on the challenges of security convergence before providing an in-depth set of solutions and their associated long-term benefits, with a special emphasis on the recent Interagency Security Committee publication Security Convergence: Achieving Integrated Security: An Interagency Security Committee Best Practice.