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Contributor Profile

Paul Schmick

Job TitleVice President - Security Technology

Company NameAlliance Security


Paul J. Schmick is a Media Contributor, Professor and Vice President of Security Technology at Alliance Security headquartered in New York.

At Alliance Security, Paul leads the security technology division and serves as the Chief Technology and Operations Officer.  In his role, Paul directs Alliance’s security technology strategy of managed service offerings which includes surveillance, access control, intrusion detection, bio-metric and cybersecurity technology platforms.

Prior to his appointment at Alliance Security, Paul served eight years with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Administration.  In his last role with the department, Paul was responsible for the implementation of security policy, managed security technology equipment deployments and directed training programs and personnel at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to enhance the departments formidable defense against improvised explosive device (IED) threats targeting U.S. aviation assets and infrastructure.

Contributing to the academic community, Paul serves as an Adjunct Professor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Administration Partnership Program at Des Moines Area Community College and instructs coursework in the disciplines of border security, transportation security and cyberterrorism.  Paul previously served as the Academic Chair of Homeland Security and Security Management studies at the Long Island Business Institute in New York.

Paul earned a B.A. in Homeland Security & Emergency Management from Ashford University.  He also holds a M.S. in Homeland Security Management from the Homeland Security and Terrorism Institute at LIU Post, and a M.S. in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland.

Paul is a media contributor at CNN, MSNBC and provides on-air analysis of security incidents and U.S. policy impacting national security matters.  He holds a position on the Advisory Council for the College of Security Studies at Colorado Technical University and is a Cybersecurity Advisory Council Member at PSA Security Network. 


Conference Sessions

  • Cybersecurity: Detection, Response, and Recovery – Knowing the Difference

    March 17, 2020, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Sands 309

    With the continuing evolution of cyber threats, it is only a matter of time before an organization is impacted by a breach or incident of significance. Keeping ...

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