2016 ERII COUNTERESPIONAGE CONFERENCE
Held: September 9-11, 2016 at Embassy Suites Old Town Alexandria, VA; View The Conference Program
The Espionage Research Institute International, and its Advisory Board, extend a sincere thank you to all conference attendees, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers. Your support of ERII’s mission, ERII’s aims and your continued quest for excellence in the fields of TSCM, counterintelligence and counterespionage are appreciated. Thank you!
2016 Glenn H. Whidden Award for Excellence “Best Conference Presentation”
Congratulations to co-winners Tim Johnson and Ivy Thomas!
Tim Johnson (L) won the award for his presentation “TSCM: Then & Now; Advances in TSCM”. Ivy Thomas’s (R) presentation gave ERII conference attendees a glimpse into the world of hacking.
2016 ERII Glenn H. Whidden Award for Best New Equipment
Congratulations to Research Electronics International (REI) and the ANDRE!
Pictured are ERII’s Director, J.D. Leasure (L) presenting the award to Lee Jones (R) of Research Electronics International (REI). Mr. Jones accepted the award on REI’s behalf for the ANDRE broadband receiver.
New ERII Advisory Board Member Appointment
Congratulations to E. Westergaard Nielsen!
E. Westergaard Nielsen was apppointed to ERII’s Advisory Board. Mr. Neilsen’s contributions to ERII and the TSCM community are both noteworthy and extensive. Mr. Nielsen is the President/Chief Inspector & Principle Engineer of TSCM Corporation.
Pictured are E. Westergaard Nielsen (L) and J.D. LeaSure, ERII’s Director (R).
Thank you to the 2016 ERII Conference Sponsor and Exhibiitors!
Pictured is Lee Jones, Director of Sales & Marketing, Research Electronics International (REI).
Exhibitor: Professional Development TSCM Group Inc. (PDTG)
PDTG also provided two Kestrel TSCM software training classes prior to the conference (09/6-8/2016).
Pictured are Andrzej Wolczanski (L) Technical Security Specilaist and Paul D. Turner (R) Corporate Director of Professional Development TSCM Group Inc.
Exhibitor: USA BugSweeps.com Inc.
Pictured is Jimme N. Mesis, CEO of USABugSweeps Inc.
Exhibitor: Berkely Varitronics Systems (BVS)
Pictured is Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc.’s Booth.
Exhibitor: Vector Technologies LLC.
Pictured are Jose Bouza (L), VP of Engineering and Amy Bouza (R), Vector Technologies Inc.
2016 ERII Conference Speakers:
David Major, FBI Retired and Founder/President, CI Centre.
Pictured are David Major (L) and J.D. LeaSure, ERII’s Director (R).
Jarrett Kolthoff, CISSP and president/CEO of SpearTip.
Pictured are J.D. LeaSure, ERII’s Director (L) and Jarrett Kolthoff (R).
Paul Turner (TSS, TSI) Corporate Director of Professional Development TSCM Group Inc.
Pictured are Paul Turner (L) and J.D. LeaSure, ERII’s Director (R).
Jason M. Dibley, Director QCC Global Ltd.
Pictured are Jason Dibley (L) and J.D. LeaSure, ERII’s Director (R).
Charles Patterson, President of Exec Security TSCM.
Pictured are Charles Patterson (L) and J.D. LeaSure, ERII’s Director (R).
Tim Johnson (Retired) and Recipient of ERII/Glenn H. Whidden Lifetime Achievement Award.
Pictured are Tim Johnson (L) and J.D. LeaSure, ERII’s Director (R).
John B. Minor, CCE CSA CSE, Communications Expert.
Pictured are John B. Minor (L) and J.D. LeaSure, ERII’s Director (R).
Aaron Williams, Managing Member, Avisius, LLC.
Pictured are Aaron Williams (L) and J.D. LeaSure, ERII’s Director (R).
John Johnson, CISSP, MS.
Pictured are John Johnson (L) and J.D. LeaSure, ERII’s Director (R).
REI Training Certificate Winners!
REI graciously awarded a certificate for an REI training class to two ERII Conference attendees.
Pictured are the winners, George Sokos (L) and John Johnson (R).
The Certified Counterespionage Information Security Manager (CCISM) Certification program will be available to ERII members beginning in January, 2017 via the Learning Mananagement System (LMS). Details about the program were discussed and the CCISM logo was unveiled. Information about the certification will be sent to ERII members as it becomes available. Other interested parties may contact Lisa Leasure via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information about the CCISM certification program.
ERII’s website will be updated in February, 2017 to provide additional functionaility, including automatic notification of membership expiration/renewal. Each ERII member will also have the option to have a unique member page listing their credentials, including CCISM certification (as applicable). This will provide a verification mechanism for colleagues and clients alike to verify ERII membership and CCISM certification.
Also, ERII membership will be offered for a one-year or two-year term beginning in October, 2016. Two year memberships will be offered at $25 discount in comparison with two seperate one-year memberships. Also beginning in October, 2016, the membership renewal term will be based on the ERII join date, effectively removing the annual October 1st renewal date for all members.
About The ERII Counterespionage Conference:
TSCM professionals from across the globe meet each year to discuss counter espionage news and events, see demonstrations of new TSCM equipment and network with colleagues. The ERII Conference experience includes presentations by top experts in the fields of Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), Counterintelligence Counterespionage, Cyber Countermeasures, Equipment Vendors and More.