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September 2021 Infragard Meeting
September 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Preparedness Month, Counter Terrorism, and 20 year anniversary of 9/11.
WHO CAN ATTEND: This Meeting is limited to InfraGard Members only.
SECURITY PREPAREDNESS FOR THE ELECTRIC GRID
Steen Fjalstad – Director of Security, Midwest Reliability Organization
Steen currently works for Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO) as part of the Critical Infrastructure Protection team. Steen performs physical and cyber risk reduction work with electric entities. Steen also coordinates with various agencies to manage outreach efforts on threats & vulnerabilities to the Grid. Previously, Steen’s work included security, audit, risk, and project management for advanced technology systems. Steen holds a Master’s Degree from University of Minnesota in Security Technologies and a Bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin in Management Computer Systems. He has completed advanced security training from SANS, FBI, U.S. DHS, Department of Energy, and Idaho National Lab. Steen was awarded the inaugural Cyber Security Summit Leadership award in 2018 for his leadership in cyber security assurance.
9/11 AND MOUSSAOUI INVESTIGATION
Harry Samit- Retired FBI Special Agent- Case Agent for 9/11 Moussaoui investigation
Harry Samit retired from the FBI in April 2020 after a 21-year career as a Special Agent. During his time in the FBI Harry served as a case Agent and human source handler, while also performing collateral duties as a SWAT team member, SWAT observer/sniper, and Special Agent Aviator (Fixed Wing). Harry was assigned to the Minneapolis Division, working high stakes international terrorism investigations of members of Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and other violent extremist groups. He was the case Agent for the investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person convicted in a civilian court as a co-conspirator in the 9/11 attacks.
In his final assignment, Harry was assigned to recruit and operate human sources whose task it was to collect evidence and intelligence supporting terrorism investigations. This mission involved planning and then executing complex operations in the United States and in the nations of Europe, Africa, and Asia. During these overseas operations, Harry acquired extensive experience working with personnel assigned to the FBI’s Legal Attaché program and with the investigative and intelligence professionals of many friendly nations.
Before joining the FBI, Harry was an officer in the U.S. Navy for nine years. He was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Course (NROTC) at the Pennsylvania State University as a Special Duty (Intelligence) Officer. Harry served for three years in Attack Squadron 35 aboard USS SARATOGA (with two operational deployments to the Mediterranean), for three years as a Defense Intelligence Agency Liaison Officer to the Canadian Forces in Ottawa, and for two years as the staff intelligence officer and an instructor at the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN).
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