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Biological Terrorism: The Insider Threat

February 9 @ 12:30 pm EST


While there has always been a long-standing fear among experts that actors would someday carry out a bioterrorist attack, the global COVID-19 pandemic has brought the spectre of bioterrorism back into the spotlight.

Societies have become increasingly polarized and the fourth industrial revolution has made access to toxic agents uncomfortably easy. In this presentation we will explore how an insider could use privileged access to launch a ‘simple’ biological attack from within and we will investigate the impact of such an event.

Together, we will demystify the threat so that corporate security professionals around the world are better equipped to make realistic threat assessments and more effectively mitigate the risk of insider-bioterrorism.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  1. understand the evolving threat of biological terrorism
  2. relate the threat of bioterrorism to corporate security
  3. understand the risk of biological terrorism with a focus on the insider threat
  4. carry out a realistic risk assessment and chart an effective risk mitigation strategy

Credit Information

Completion of this webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit. CPE credits for ASIS-sponsored webinars will be updated in your user profile within 48 hours of completion. Self-reporting of CPE credits is not required.


David Cefai
Chief Executive Officer, Core CBRN International

David is the CEO of Core CBRN International. Based in The Hague, The Netherlands, the company offers comprehensive solutions in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence. Between 2010 – 2017, David was an Inspection Team Leader at the Organisation for The Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and acting Head of Safety and Chemistry. In 2013, David was one of the UN inspectors to investigate the use of chemical weapons in the Ghouta area, in the suburbs of Damascus, Syria. A confirmed chemical weapons’ attack that claimed the lives of approximately 1400 people.

Michel A.G. de Jong, MSc CPP CFE FSyI CSyP
Head of Global Security, COFRA Holding

Michel is Head of Global Security for COFRA Holding A.G. COFRA is a privately held group of companies active in various business sectors, including asset management (Anthos Fund & Asset Management), private equity investment management (Bregal), apparel retail (C&A), real estate investments (Redevco) and renewable energy (Sunrock). Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, the group employs more than 74,000 employees across its business operations in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Michel chaired the ASIS Benelux Chapter before passing the hammer on to Nele Eykens, the first ever female chair for the Chapter. From January 1st 2022, Michel will serve on the CSO Center Board of Directors.

*Note: Speakers and content are subject to change without notice.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 12:30 PM EST
Sponsored By: Regroup


February 9
12:30 pm EST




ASIS International