It's a sign of how corporate security for critical infrastructure is changing. Six years ago, the subject of a conference on critical infrastructure might have been access control or disgruntled employees.
Today, the topic is suicide bombing. Infrastruct Security, a security provider specializing in critical infrastructure is pulling together corporate security leaders to South Padre Island, Texas, at the end of this month under the banner of "Perspectives on Suicide Bombing."
The invitation-only, three-day forum, scheduled for Oct. 27-29, is designed to be a meeting place of security directors and first responders where information can be shared to discuss scenarios and response plans. The forum, according to Infrastruct, will also examine how a suicide attack could affect continuity of operations.
The forum's education segments promises to swing through heavy topics: The history of suicide bombings; The psychology and motivation of suicide bombers; and The tactical analysis of real-life incidents.
Leading off the forum is the DHS' Protective Security Adviser for the Houston District, Kerry Spaulding. Spaulding will be joined by speakers with counter-terrorism expertise from Instinctive Shooting International and Infrastruct Security.