Dr. Jennifer Hesterman is a counterterrorism expert, specializing in hardening soft targets. She is a retired Air Force colonel who served in three Pentagon tours and commanded in the field multiple times. She holds a doctoral degree from Benedictine University, Master of Science degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Air University, and a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University. She was a National Defense and Harvard Senior Executive Fellow. Dr. Hesterman is Vice President, Business Resiliency for Watermark Risk Management International, is on the Board of Directors for the International Foundation for Protection Officers and advises the Homeland Security Training Institute at the College of DuPage in Chicago. Her book Soft Target Hardening: Protecting People from Attack was the ASIS Security Book of the Year for 2015. She also authored Soft Target Crisis Management (2016) and The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus (2013).
Thursday, December 13
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM