Brian L. Keith currently serves as a Protective Security Advisor (PSA) for the Los Angeles District which covers the following four counties; Los Angeles, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara. As a PSA, Mr. Keith coordinates, facilitates, and performs vulnerability assessments for local critical infrastructure owners and operators, and serves as a physical and technical security advisor to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. In addition to conducting vulnerability assessments, Mr. Keith supports homeland security efforts by serving in an advisory and liaison capacity for the State Homeland Security Advisor.
Prior to serving as a PSA, Mr. Keith was appointed as Deputy Director for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Office of Homeland Security (OHS). As Deputy Director for CIP, Mr. Keith was responsible for the development of California’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Program, as well as the implementation of the state’s first Regional CIP Assessment Team utilizing the National Guard’s Full Spectrum Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (FSIVA) Methodology. In addition to overseeing the state’s Regional CIP Assessment Team, Mr. Keith chaired and served on several DHS working groups to include; the Chemical Vulnerability Information (CVI) Working Group, the Automated Critical Asset Management (ACAMS) Working Group, and the State Railroad Safety and Security Task Force.
Throughout the past 20 years, Mr. Keith has conducted several law enforcement technology presentations at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and the New York State Police Union Association. After the events of 9/11/2001, Mr. Keith has provided homeland security presentations to the Israeli Defense Forces Home Front Command, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the United Kingdom’s Royal College of Defense Studies in London.
Mr. Keith earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from the University of Maryland, and is a graduate of The Executive Program in Counter Terrorism from the University of Southern California (USC) as well a recent graduate of the Executive Program in Cyber Security from the University of San Diego (USD).