Welcome to the 6th Annual Maritime Security West


The 6th Annual Maritime Security West is the twenty-fifth maritime security program hosted by Homeland Security Outlook since 2011, Maritime Security West furthers a commitment to address the needs of federal, state and local agencies, law enforcement, and military to counter the challenges of securing coastlines, inland waterways, ports and critical infrastructure.


The program will be conducted in three concurrent series of workshops, panels, and speaker sessions. This format will provide all participants the opportunity to learn and collaborate in an educational and interactive setting.


  • Drug and Migration Interdiction
  • Port Security
  • Coastal Surveillance
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Cyber Security

some of our notable PRESENTERS CONFIRMED

  • Captain Joseph R. Buzzella, Jr., Commander and Captain of the Port, United States Coast Guard Sector San Diego
  • Steven Bay, Director, Threat Reconnaissance Unit (TRU), Security on Demand
  • SSA John Caruthers, Supervisory Special Agent, Cyber Program and Engagement Coordinator, FBI San Diego
  • Tony F. Arevalo, Director, Marine and Investigative Operations, U.S. Customs & Border Protection Air and Marine HQ
  • Captain Dwight E. Collins, Commanding Officer, Maritime Security Response Team West (MSRTW), U.S. Coast Guard
  • Chief Mark Stainbrook, Chief of San Diego Port Police, Vice President of Security and Safety, Port of San Diego
  • Kerry L. Thomas, MPM, Chief, Transportation Infrastructure Security Branch (TISB), Grant Programs Directorate (GPD), Protection and National Preparedness (PNP), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Michael Graychik, Deputy Chief, Emergency Management and Operations Group, Los Angeles Port Police
  • Christopher Hickey, Information Sharing Action Officer, Homeland Maritime Border Security, National Maritime Intelligence Integration Office 
  • Rodolfo “Fo” Fonseca, Supervisory Detection Enforcement Officer, Air and Marine Operations Center, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Robert Butchart, California Maritime Security Program, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services/Homeland Security, U. S. Coast Guard, Sector San Francisco


See updated agenda

Products & Solutions exhibition

Maritime Security 2018 West will showcase products, technologies and services that will support and enhance maritime security. The exhibition will consist of 30 companies that have highly relevant solutions and past performances in securing the maritime domain.

Very Limited Space Available. Book Your Booth Now




With a marina steps away from the conference hall, we are offer our Exhibitors and partner agencies the ability to demonstrate their technologies and vessels in the marine environment.  The demonstration will take place on the afternoon of August 26th.


partners and sponsors