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The 2013 Penn State Security Conference will take place on October 28-29, 2013 at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus.

DAY ONE (October 28): - Day One will focus on broader, more universal security topics and include topic tracks, tools demos, and networking opportunities.
- Prerequisites: Open to all Penn State staff, faculty, and students.

DAY TWO (October 29): - Day Two presentations will focus on security topics specific to Penn State IT staff.
- Prerequisites: Must be a Penn State IT staff member

For more information and to register for the event, please visit http://securityconference.psu.edu. * All sessions are subject to change based on speaker availability and/or circumstances beyond our control.
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Tuesday, October 29 • 8:45am - 9:45am
Physical Security at Penn State

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Scott is the current Director of Physical Security with the University Police and Public Safety. He will be discussing the role of physical security at Penn State.

Scotty provided us the following mission statement to accompany his presentation:

- To provide professional Physical Security and Life Safety services to The Pennsylvania State University community consistent with the University's mission, culture, and resources in order to facilitate a "Safer and More Secure University". Units charge includes providing in-house Subject Matter Expertise and oversight for overall Physical Security. Implementation includes, but is not limited to, mechanical/electronic access controls, perimeter protection, surveillance, electronic security, mass notification, emergency communications, and life safety measures.

- Serve as the technical and physical security authority for the University, including its Commonwealth locations. Identify vulnerabilities and perform Security Assessments on University facilities; including but not limited to critical infrastructure and security sensitive facilities. Continuously improve University Safety and Security thru the efforts of the Security Assessment Team (S.A.T.). Provide best practice leadership and continue management of S.A.T. alongside the Assistant Director of University Police for Criminal Investigations and Information Services. Direct and manage how, and by what means, physical security is accomplished at the Pennsylvania State University.

- Consult and collaborate with OPP, University Police, customers, and others on a variety of day-to-day security issues including, but not limited to: key controls, suspected security breaches, managing potential security threats, handling suspicious articles, packages, mail, actual criminal incidents, security technology inquiries. These efforts are designed to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities, enhance employee awareness, and improve University best practices in regards to Physical Security. Co-manage role as University Key Controller alongside the Assistant Director of University Police for Criminal Investigations and Information Services.

- Manage Security related specification, design, installation, and commissioning efforts. Provide management, engineering and technical leadership, and maintain Stewardship for, critical Security and Life Safety Maintenance systems deployed at the University. Provide Physical Security consultation services to University community, design professionals, vendors, and maintenance personnel. Provide direct support and leadership to Design & Construction for Security measures required in new construction and renovation projects. Support construction efforts as they relate to University Security and Life Safety. Duties involve working closely with University leaders, facilities personnel, Police Services, design professionals, vendors, and manufacturers.


Scotty Eble

Director of Physical Security, Penn State, University Police and Public Safety
Scotty Eble received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Electronics Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 1986. After college he worked as a Security/Life Safety Engineer for the Department of Defense at Naval Air Warfare Center. He began working for the Office of Physical Plant (OPP) at Penn State in 1994 as an Electronics Enginner and was later promoted to a Systems Engineer. He became the Systems Engineer... Read More →

Tuesday October 29, 2013 8:45am - 9:45am
Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave, State College PA 16803
  • Prerequisite(s) Penn State IT Staff

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