Reiter and Reiter Consulting
Rob Reiter is a national subject matter expert in both perimeter security and the protection and safety of pedestrians in crowded spaces and retail locations. He is chair of the Security Industry Association’s Perimeter Security Subcommittee, which is writing new guidelines for threat, risk and vulnerability assessments and continues to address issues including hostile vehicle attacks and Mitigation. Reiter is a co-chair of the ASTM F12-10 subcommittee that developed test standards for low-speed safety barriers and, as a full voting member, continues as secretary of the full F12-10 committee, which writes standards for high-speed antiterrorist barriers.
For over 25 years, Reiter has focused his efforts on both high-security and public safety measures to protect people and property from accidental or deliberate vehicle incursions. In 2012, he co-founded the Storefront Safety Council, an advocacy organization focused on tracking and preventing vehicle-into-building crashes.
Best Practices in Hostile Vehicle Mitigation and Self-Assessment Tools
Since 2020, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have published many guidelines and directives regarding hostile vehicle mitigation. Panelist will explore the latest best practices for the protection of facilities and crowded public spaces as published by CISA and DHS, relevant federally funded programs and ways the security industry can integrate new technologies into commercial offerings.
The Growing Threats to Public Spaces and Events: U.S. and U.K. Approaches to Mitigation
A string of recent events, including the November 2021 vehicular attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin, have made the need to address attacks on public spaces and venues open to the public and implement the right protective measures increasingly clear and urgent. This session will examine and standards specific to physical security, as well as guidance to cities and venue managers on mitigation measures. International perspectives and insight will be shared from the U.K campaign for Protect Duty legislation (known as Martyn’s Law) following the 2017 terrorist attack at Manchester Arena.