The Roy A. Bordes Excellence in Security Award
On February 12th 2008 the security world lost a significant contributor with the passing of Roy Bordes - a friend and colleague.
Many of us in the
security industry have known and respected
After a successful
tour in the U.S. Navy,
For years Roy has been recognized as a leading security professional and has been sought after by organizations such as Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Business Week, the Associated Press, Washington Post, and the Orlando Sentinel for his opinion and insights on Security and Terrorism. He has been interviewed on Fox, MSNBC and the ABC World News Tonight with the late Peter Jennings.
In keeping with
The 2010 Roy A. Bordes Excellence in Security Award is presented to:
John Spain, PhD, CMAS, CPP
John is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Management. John has provided guidance and expertise to ATAB since its founding and has been a valuable asset to the ATAB Family.
was the founding Chairman of the IT Security Committee for ATAB and continues to
assist any time that he is called upon. He is a past American Society for
Industrial Security (ASIS) Senior Vice President and a member of the Information
Technology Security Council, a council he chaired for five years. He has a Ph.D. in Administration
and Management with a dissertation focusing on Corporate Risk Modeling and
countervails to mitigate threats and vulnerabilities associated with security
risk. John is a Certified
Protection Professional (CPP) and a Certified Master Anti-Terrorism Specialist
(CMAS). He has spoken nationally
and internationally on computer security, loss control and risk management. John has more than 30 years experience
in Industrial Security, Operational and Systems auditing, Information Systems
Security and Risk Management. He
was responsible for the identification and successful prosecution of members of
the “Legion of Doom”, an infamous Hacker organization responsible for
significant abuse to a number of Fortune 50 companies. John also developed a four level,
information security protocol as part of a standardized security review for
applicants of the eComprehensive insurance product provided by Lloyds of
London. He has developed solutions
at all levels to assess and mitigate organizational risk created from the
vulnerabilities and threats associated with the modern, technology-driven
corporate, academic and governmental environments. He has participated extensively on the
Electronic Communications Service Providers (ESCP) committee in
ATAB Legion of Exceptional Merit Award
Mr. Tom M. Conley, CMAS, CPP
This award is being presented to Mr. Conley as a ATAB Member in good standing, who while serving in his capacity against the global war against terrorism has distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service in a position of great responsibility. His performance and assistance to ATAB has merited recognition for service that is clearly exceptional and of conspicuously significant achievement.
M. Conley is the President & C.E.O. of The Conley Group, Inc. headquartered
Conley has been designated a Certified
Protection Professional (CPP), by
Conley has earned a Master of Arts Degree in Business Leadership with an
emphasis in Quality Management from
Under his leadership and during his 35 plus years in the private security and investigative professions, he has provided services to Amoco Oil Company, General Electric Corporation, Principal Financial Group, the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the State of Iowa, NBC Television, the Des Moines International Airport, the Des Moines Skywalk, the United States Federal Aviation Administration, Union Pacific Railroad, Federal Express Corporation, and ConAgra, Inc., just to name a few. The Conley Group, Inc. is well known for their high level of organizational professionalism, their consistent ability to effectively deal with difficult security challenges and their ability to effectively manage demanding assignments.
ATAB Lifetime Distinguished Membership Award
Admiral Kikareas, PhD, CMAS, MSM
an ATAB member
and contributing author to ATAB.
His extensive career in the security and military has helped to keep all
of us in a safer world.
Military & Civilian Global Security, R&D, Counter Terrorism New
business Earning Solutions Architect: award winning background integrating
military, intelligence, R&D, and infrastructure enhancement. Played a major
leadership role assembling the corporate and institutional security consortium
and building the models and protocols which delivered an incident-free
Front-line tactician: Military Science--enemy combatant
effectiveness reduction, emergency response operations, and naval combat.
Functioned as senior threat/security/risk assessment/competitive intelligence
analyst and strategist for over 25 years. Recognized
authority on global stability, antiterrorism technologies, and intelligence
issues covering the Middle East, Balkans and
· Strategic Operations Expertise: risk & crisis management optimization; emergency response programming; counterintelligence; private enterprise and government alignment inclusive of implementing provisioning, budgeting, and management control technologies; and operational planning including objectives articulation and execution management.
· Recognition: authority in the intelligence, evangelical, geostrategic analyses, and homeland security investment communities. Listed in Who is Who in America and Who is Who in the World.
Management Control Technologies --directed teams of 30 to 1200+ professionals and NATO forces of over 1,000,000. Achievement of rank of Admiral recognized outstanding operational and organizational leadership skills complemented by advanced human capital development abilities, particularly in the areas of motivation, communication channel development, and interdepartmental coordination.
Technical and Business Problem-Solving Skills--consistent increases in spans of control since career onset and pioneering contributions as troubleshooting, investigative, and solution development expert. Renowned as a leading-edge vulnerability, irregular warfare, and force protection tactician throughout the global community.
Department and Interdepartmental Leadership--supervision of professional teams maintaining a range of infrastructure, intelligence gathering, risk management, and combat-readiness functions. Diverse abilities including: tough but fair contract negotiations and vendor management; investment analytics; purchasing & inventory alignment; and transition management.
governmental and business alliances and substantively increased the footprint of
the Hellenic division of Alliance Stars Inc. Served as
Director Senior Manager for
· Facilitated final negotiations which led to contracts valued in the $500MM-$1B range.
over $10M in funds for the Patriarch of Alexandria and all
· Advised and continue to advise a portfolio of over 100 very wealthy individuals.
HELLENIC ARMED FORCES / NATO 1964 - 1998
Overview: Subject matter expert for defense and armament programming. Promoted to Admiral in 1992.
Pedagogic Leadership: 1979-1985--part-time lecturer, Athens University, School of Operations Research; part-time lecturer, Naval Academy; 1982-1985, full-time Head of Operational Training Planning and Oversight, Fleet Command; 1982-1987, part-time lecturer, Naval War College; 1990-1991, full-time Commander, School of Tactical Training (Fleet Command); and 1992-1994, full-time Chief of Staff, University Deputy Commander and Chairman of Deans, Naval Academy.
Major Awards: The Navy Meritorious Command Medal and The Staff Officer Commendation Medal. Received several commendations from the Chief of Hellenic National Defense General Staff and from the General Manager of the largest NATO Agency (NATO Consultation Command and Control Agency).
NATO Consultation Command and Control Agency 1994-1999
original worldwide Crisis Management solution for
National Defense General Staff 1993 - 1999
Appointed by the
Minister of Defense to create and implement War Games and Computer Assisted
Exercise technologies. NC3A and JWFC laboratory contributor and curricula
of the team that developed the Joint Theater Level Simulation-Global Command and
Control System Federation which played a major role selecting, as the main
simulation model, the Joint Theatre Level Simulation (JTLS) which was
subsequently selected by NATO as the official model for computer assisted
exercises, and which is still in use. The Center was unique Worldwide, and was
copied by Allies, and NATO HQ's in
Hellenic Fleet Command 1990 - 1993
· Led a divisional command of over 10,000 through a team of 50+ commanders, ship captains and squadron commanders.
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers
· Led of team of 25 high-ranking subject matter expert officers controlling over 100,000 personnel. Commanding General wrote that I was the Best Officer he had ever met.
Guided Missiles Harpoon Defense Division 1984 - 1987
Department of Defense-NATO Southeastern Command
Various War Ships Commander, Frigates and Destroyers Squadron Commander
Patrolling and securing NATO defense and
peace into the
Doctor of Philosophy (2001), Business Management,
Security Accreditation: Antiterrorism Accreditation Board, Certified Master Antiterrorist Specialist (2009) and Certified Master Antiterrorism Specialist- Maritime Security Manager (2009).
Financial Accreditation: EUROPEAN UNION CHAPTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMICS (equivalent to CFP).
Training: Bachelor of Military Science (1964).
Commission. Ronald Reagan Award. Golden medal of American Spirit. National
Republican Senatorial Committee 2010 Commission.
Knight's Supreme Commander's Cross of the Order of
ATAB Counter Terrorism Responder of the Year Award
MASTER AT ARMS FIRST CLASS
LUIS A. ARELLANO, CMAS
UNITED STATES NAVY
2010 Counter Terrorism Responder of The Year Award is presented to Luis
A. Arellano, CMAS was
his active duty enlistment between June 1989 and December 1996, Petty Officer
Arellano served with distinction in several prestigious assignments including
the USS WICHITA (AOR-1), the USS ARKANSAS (CGN 41), the USNS KILAUEA (AE-37),
and with the EOD-Mobile/5 Detachment Philippines, Guam, Hawaii, NAS Alameda CA,
Mare Island, CA, and Security Forces, Treasure Island, CA. In December 1996, he was honorably
discharged and returned to
Officer Arellano enlisted in the United States Navy Reserve in December 1996,
and again served his country as an integral part of several units including
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 17, NMCB 18 and under the Commander,
US Naval Forces Korea (CNFK). In
2003, he was mobilized to
joined the US Immigration Naturalization Service (INS) in 1997 and attended the
earned his Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from
ATAB Distinguished Service Award
Ms. Caroline Hamilton. CAS, CPP
The 2010 Distinguished Service Award is being presented to Ms. Hamilton, an ATAB member in good standing, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance and outstanding service and achievements in the global war against terror. Ms. Hamilton has provided services to US and foreign government agencies as to merit recognition for services rendered in a clearly exceptional manner. Her recent development of a program to reduce violence in the healthcare industry has resulted in achievement of a proven program that is being implemented at medical facilities around the world. She has performed action in an unprecedented and clearly exceptional manner.
Hamilton is an
expert in security risk analysis and security risk assessment and President of
RiskWatch International, a Florida-based company specializing in security risk
assessment software. She was a Charter member of the National Institute of
Standards and Technology's Risk Management Model Builders Workshop, which was a
joint Workshop between
In 1996, she served on the U.S. National Security Agency’s Network Rating Model workshop, and from 1996-1998, served on the working group to create a Defensive Information Warfare Risk Management Model, for the U.S. Department of Defense, under the auspices of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In addition, she co-wrote the Port Security Vulnerability Assessment standards with Coast Guard Admiral Paul Pluta. In 2000, she received the Maritime Security Council’s Distinguished Service Award.
She has recently created a special
program to decrease workplace violence in hospitals and has worked with more
than fifty hospitals to reduce violence against healthcare workers in
conjunction with the world’s largest hospitals. In 2010, she applied this model to a
major hospital center in the UAE and expects to apply it in more than fifteen
countries in 2011 because the increase in violence is not limited to the
She is a member of the ASIS Physical Security Council, the ASIS Information Security Technology Council, the Security Risk Assessment Association (SARMA), Infragard and IAHSS, (International Association of Hospital Safety and Security).
She is a graduate of the
ATAB 5 Year Distinguished Membership Award
Mr. Lance Bolton, CMAS
The 2010 Distinguished Membership Award is being presented to Mr. Bolton as an ATAB Member in good standing, who while serving in his capacity as a committee member has distinguished himself by exceptionally distinguished service in a position of great responsibility. His performance and assistance to ATAB has merited recognition for service that is clearly exceptional and of conspicuously significant achievement.
Lance Bolton, CMAS has spent his career on the
financial intelligence side of the counter terrorism world. He has worked in conjunction with
In the past 5 years ATAB has had the benefit of Mr. Bolton’s experience and expertise. He has become an essential part of the ATAB Training Committee. Lance while serving on the ATAB Training Committee has developed financial terrorism training programs and is working on the Fraud and Financial Crimes program to be completed this summer.
Mr. Bolton in his intelligence career has been an integral part of dozens of past and current investigative task with locating and tracking questionable and terrorist funds. Some of the declassified activities that he has been involved with include being assigned to infiltrate several tier one families. His work along with the Federal Reserve in NY resulted in the closing of BCCI.
Bolton set up an elaborate scenario to entice the movement of
He set up a multilevel operation in LA to entice the Syndicate of the Japanese 10 year 10% non callable CD's into play. This caused the demise of Japans largest trading company while acquiring the originals of several of the multi Trillion Yen notes issued by the Japanese to affect the flood of credits on Yen that threatened the dollar. This forced the Japanese banks into compliance, resulting in the loss of 10 years.
Exposed and shut down numerous gold and money laundering operations over a 15 year period resulting in the conviction and confiscation of billions of dollars. He assisted in acquiring hundreds of original and fraudulent AU certificates, isolating many of the master certificates. These actions allowed for the wholesale control of AU and Platinum deposits worldwide.
Assigned to infiltrate the S&L world and worked through the Resolution Trust to attain many of the key indictments of that period. He was then assigned to assist in the hedging up the 737B shortfall left by the crisis.
working with a “Money Laundering” Task Force he was responsible for making
contact with bankers and drug cartel members to convince them to exchanged
commercially backed T bills in exchange for endless amounts of moneys acquired
through dubious means by families in US,
Mr. Bolton played a key roll in the tracking and removal of members of Arafat's and Carlo's 42 key personnel, opening the door for Arafat’s Nobel Prize.
Central in Gerry Adam's the president of Sinn Fein, window to meet the president and assisted with the results.
He acquired the information necessary to convince President Bush Sr. to stand down the head of the coalition and place Schwarzkopf and Powell in command.
Bolton was integral in the operation that set off the coup in Algeria while
restructuring their Central Bank's mechanisms to facilitate the pending
shortfall of 28 +B left by the AU coined backed German Bonds that were to
demonetized at his suggestion. This along with several other generated
situations gave our enemies the confidence to ship the 4.5 mts of weapons grade
material down the tip of the
In his 30 year career he has targeted and removed or jailed a number of terrorists including one currently on the top 20 list.
with the Corruption and Crime Commission helped shut down corruption in
ATAB 10 Year Distinguished Membership Award
Mr. Keith Flannigan, CMAS
The 2010 ATAB 10 year
Distinguished Membership Award is presented to Keith Flannigan for
his continued efforts to better the organization and its membership. From ATAB’s founding Keith has always
willingly donated his time and resources to assist ATAB in being able to provide
professional training materials to fellow responders. He has always gone above and beyond what
is required of him for the benefit of the organization. His contributions to the
Board have resulted in the development of advanced responder training and
leadership. He has traveled to
remote locations and donated food, and medical supplies to flood and earthquake
victims on ATAB’s behalf. He has
donated his own funds to injured service members on behalf of ATAB to insure
their children had a good Christmas.
He has traveled around the world at his own expense to provide ATAB
training to international Law Enforcement agencies. He selflessly devotes endless hours and
resources to his ongoing project of fighting childhood hunger in
Keith Flannigan, PhD, CMAS one of the founding members of ATAB and a constant presence always willing to assist John or the other Board members when ever ask. He has chaired the Certification Committee and assisting with the development of training materials and programs as well as donating countless hours and resources to assist ATAB. Keith, John W., Roy, Ron, Eric, Mike and John were the glue that held ATAB together in the early years with their presence and efforts to make ATAB training materials available to responder’s world wide.
In the few hours that Keith is able to get away from ATAB he is the Executive Director of a Crisis Management agency specializing in Counter Terrorism, Communication, Asset Location and Information security. Mr. Flannigan has designed Computer Security programs as well as conducting Penetration testing for Government and Client Firms. He has conducted 118 International Hostage recovery operations and designs Security, has recovered billions of dollars for clients to include recovering funds lost in Nigerian Fraud Scams. He specializes in developing Response programs for Clients with known security risk.
Information and Communication Security being the foundation of all
Hostage Recovery, or Fraud Prevention programs requires Keith to maintain a high level of expertise in the areas of Computer, Information and Digital Security enabling him to design programs and conduct Certified Technical Counter-Measures on client communication and computer systems.
Flannigan has 35 years of experience in the Law Enforcement and Intelligence
Fields. He has written and
instructed Law Enforcement curriculum on Technical Surveillance, Crisis
Response, Cyber Terrorism, Responding to a Terrorist Incident, Managing a Bio
Chemical Incident, Financial Crimes and Physical Security for county and state
academies and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). For nine years he was an instructor at a
police academy charged with developing and instructing training in all of the
investigative areas from organized crime to crime scene investigations. He has served on curriculum advisory
boards for Universities and security associations in the area of Security,
Terrorism and Law Enforcement. Mr. Flannigan has instructed classes at
Universities on Terrorism and Cyber Terrorism since 1995. Mr. Flannigan was named Counter
Terrorism Trainer of the Year in 2005 by The Anti Terrorism Accreditation Board
and Counter Terrorism Professional of the Year in 1998 by the Counter Terrorism
Flannigan has made presentations to the RISK INSURANCE MANAGERS SOCIETY,
Mr. Flannigan has appeared on "Street Stories", PM Magazine, Inside Edition, CBS, NBC and several local news programs, and has been featured in newspapers and magazines.
He served as Chairman of the Information Technology Security Council and was the Regional Vice President for the American Society of Industrial Security, the largest Security Association in the world. He chaired the International Training Committee for the IT Security Council. He is or has been a member of the National Criminal Justice Association, The Fraternal Order of Police, Information Systems Security Association, National Association of Chiefs of Police, American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, International Society for Anti-Terrorism Professionals, International Terrorism Response Association, Association of Former Intelligence Officers, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, Georgia Chiefs of Police, U.S. Association of Professional Investigators, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Association and Chairs the Certification Committee for the Anti Terrorism Accreditation Board.