Security Specialist, Office of Security Services
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
John Rossiter is a security specialist with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the Office of Security Services. He leads the SEC’s assessment team for all SEC facilities, as well as having responsibility for security oversight for all regional offices. Rossiter also acts as contract officers representative for SEC guard contracts. He develops standards, policies and procedures for multiple SEC security operations to enhance security. Rossiter is a representative for the SEC to the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) as well as participating in ISC working groups. He has over 16-years of combined federal government, military and private industry experience in various disciplines of security.
From 2008 to 2011, Rossiter worked with a defense contractor supporting Defense Advanced Research Program Administration (DARPA) that provided contract support for security and logistics. He ensured policies were adhered according to DARPA standards. While performing these functions, Rossiter developed and provided security awareness briefings, protected classified and sensitive material and conducted security surveys, inspections and compliance reviews to improve security plans and procedures.
Rossiter is a veteran with the U.S. Army as an infantryman both enlisted and commissioned between 1996 and 2008. On his final posting, he served on Corps staff as the antiterrorism/force protection officer conducing assessments of several posts, forward operating bases and camps.
Updating Methodologies and Guidelines for Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Methods for Protecting Public Spaces
The U.S. government is in the process of updating its guidelines and best practices for threat, risk and vulnerability assessments, through agencies like the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, along with a great deal of input on resilience and adaptation for many different kinds of agencies, installations and commercial enterprises. This discussion touches on three different aspects of this ongoing process and highlights what some of the impacts that these updated measures will have inside and outside of government.