Joe Ruffini, has presented at hundreds of national and international, government and private sector conferences and seminars. His presentations are tailored to each specific host organization’s theme and objective. Whether the keynote speaker or one among many, Joe’s energy and passion is infectious from the start, keeping his audiences awake, entertained, and engaged.  Joe remains at each venue in order to be accessible to anyone who wishes to engage in post-presentation, sidebar conversations. Due to high demand, we ask that clients request Joe’s services at least sixty days prior to the scheduled presentation.

“Vigilance not Paranoia” 

Awareness – Training – Education – Solutions

Lt. Colonel Joseph Ruffini, USA (Ret.) brings more than 25 yrs of experience from a broad array of fields including infrastructure security, counter-terrorist operations, risk management, and more to the private and civil sectors. Ruffini authored When Terror Comes to Main Street, an informative, straightforward, hard-hitting book for everyday people that boils down his lifetime of knowledge and operational experience into one all-inclusive read. His book, Osama Bin Laden: His Death and the Future of Al Qaeda and the Islamist Jihad, discusses what happened the day Bin Laden was caught, why people should care, and what this means for the world moving forward.

Formerly an Army lieutenant colonel charged with defending the United States and Canada against cyber intrusions, international terrorist plots, and nuclear, biological, and chemical attacks, Ruffini is currently an executive strategic information operations consultant supporting US Strategic Command, the Interagency, and the National Security Council, and US Central Command in Qatar and Iraq.

Ruffini is a featured government, corporate, and personal security theorist, keynote speaker, and subject matter expert. His role in infrastructure security, counter-terrorist operations, operations security, information warfare and operations, command and operations, logistics management, training and education, and risk management combine to form a motivating “how-to” management presentation.

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9/11 AWARENESS FOR AMERICA PROGRAM:

In this presentation, terrorism expert Joe Ruffini discusses the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

“A three-phased terror attack was uncovered and thwarted by Philippine police in 1995.  Part of this exposed plan was to crash a plane into CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. United States intelligence and law enforcement communities, as well as our nation’s leadership, knew since 1995 that it was not a question of IF planes would attack us, but WHEN.

This presentation is non-partisan.  Joe presents the undeniable facts leading up to 9/11 and explains that the “we let it happen” blame is shared equally by both administrations.

This presentation stresses the need for us to keep informed, ask questions, demand answers, and hold our leaders accountable.  Joe stresses vigilance, not paranoia.”

Attendees will leave this program with a realization of what each of us can do as Americans.

For more detailed information on this program, and how you can bring Joe in to your organization to speak, please contact CBA Speakers Bureau at 480.330.3918

.

“Vigilance not Paranoia” 

Awareness – Training – Education – Solutions

Lt. Colonel Joseph Ruffini, USA (Ret.) brings more than 25 yrs of experience from a broad array of fields including infrastructure security, counter-terrorist operations, risk management, and more to the private and civil sectors. Ruffini authored When Terror Comes to Main Street, an informative, straightforward, hard-hitting book for everyday people that boils down his lifetime of knowledge and operational experience into one all-inclusive read. His book, Osama Bin Laden: His Death and the Future of Al Qaeda and the Islamist Jihad, discusses what happened the day Bin Laden was caught, why people should care, and what this means for the world moving forward.

Formerly an Army lieutenant colonel charged with defending the United States and Canada against cyber intrusions, international terrorist plots, and nuclear, biological, and chemical attacks, Ruffini is currently an executive strategic information operations consultant supporting US Strategic Command, the Interagency, and the National Security Council, and US Central Command in Qatar and Iraq.

Ruffini is a featured government, corporate, and personal security theorist, keynote speaker, and subject matter expert. His role in infrastructure security, counter-terrorist operations, operations security, information warfare and operations, command and operations, logistics management, training and education, and risk management combine to form a motivating “how-to” management presentation.

.

9/11 AWARENESS FOR AMERICA PROGRAM:

In this presentation, terrorism expert Joe Ruffini discusses the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

“A three-phased terror attack was uncovered and thwarted by Philippine police in 1995.  Part of this exposed plan was to crash a plane into CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. United States intelligence and law enforcement communities, as well as our nation’s leadership, knew since 1995 that it was not a question of IF planes would attack us, but WHEN.

This presentation is non-partisan.  Joe presents the undeniable facts leading up to 9/11 and explains that the “we let it happen” blame is shared equally by both administrations.

This presentation stresses the need for us to keep informed, ask questions, demand answers, and hold our leaders accountable.  Joe stresses vigilance, not paranoia.”

Attendees will leave this program with a realization of what each of us can do as Americans.

For more detailed information on this program, and how you can bring Joe in to your organization to speak, please contact CBA Speakers Bureau at 480.330.3918

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NEW 2021 PRESENTATION
DOMESTIC TERRORISM: A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT FROM WITHIN
2-Hour Virtual Presentation

This a an apolitical presentation that deals with quantitative facts as gathered and analyzed by such organizations as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Joe Ruffini discusses the ideologies and objectives of specific, more notable, white supremacy and anti-government groups such as QAnon, The Proud Boys, Christian Identity, Klu Klux Klan (KKK), The Order, Oath Keepers, Neo-Nazis, Neo-Confederates, and the Aryan Nation. He familiarizes his audience with the tactics, techniques and procedures of domestic terrorists, to include an analysis of targeting trends and primary weapons utilized.

This session explains the QAnon movement in detail.  The QAnon followers believe in many conspiracy theories, to include one that claims that a sect of Satan-worshiping pedophiles, who plot against Mr. Trump, operate a global child sex-trafficking ring. This conspiracy theory further insists that celebrities such as Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Tom Hanks, and Ellen DeGeneres, in addition to molesting children, kill and eat them in order to extract life-extending chemicals from their blood. QAnon followers are estimated to number from the hundreds of thousands to the millions.

Joe breaks down the numbers of extremist groups operating within the United States utilizing the Southern Poverty Law Center’s categories: Neo-Nazi groups, the KKK, Neo-Confederate organizations, Racist Skinheads, Christian Identity groups, Anti-LGBTQ, Anti-Muslim, White Nationalist organizations, and General Hate groups. He also shows within which states the more prominent extremists operate their largest “branch offices.”

At the end of the session, Joe details the extent to which our law enforcement community is going to monitor these hate groups and pre-empt their dangerous activities.

FEATURED PROGRAM:

FOUR GENERATIONS, ONE WORKPLACE: UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER’S STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES WHILE SHARPENING OUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

 2-Hour Virtual Presentation

Enhanced, inter-generational understanding results in greater mutual respect, higher levels of tolerance and cooperation, and more successful communication throughout the business enterprise.

This presentation aims to make each and every attendee a more personable, effective, and productive co-worker and business communicator – especially important during these extended periods of telework from home.  Without assigning blame or casting aspersions, Joe dives head-on into the facts and challenges associated with conducting day-to-day business given the generational differences and idiosyncrasies among Baby Boomer, Generation X, Generation Y (Millennial), and Generation Z employees working side-by-side.

Boomers were born between 1946 and 1964. They grew up with black and white television sets that received only three or four channels.  Phone conversations were limited to the one or two rooms where a large wall mounted or desktop telephone with a analog dialing mechanism was connected to a wall jack. Forty-one to fifty-six year old Gen Xers (1965 – 1980) witnessed the dawn of the personal computing age and the end of the Cold War.  Gen X carries the highest debt load among all four generations. Generation Y, also called “Millennials” –and born between 1981 and 1996 (now ages 25 to 40) was shaped by the Great Recession, the rise of the Internet and social media, and 9/11.  Gen Y’s massive student debt delays major life purchases. And finally, there are the Gen Zers.  Six to 24 years of age and born between 1996 and 2015, they have only known the digitized world with its Internet of Things. The average Gen Zer owned a mobile phone by age 10. They are debt-averse, not wanting to fall into the same financial trappings as their parental Gen Xers.

Communication methods and individual goals may differ drastically within age-diverse work places. Whereas Boomers and Gen Xers are more apt to work long hours to achieve senior management positions, lots of Millennials and Gen Zers just want to make enough money to live comfortably. They savor their personal time off and seek to avoid the headaches and stress that accompany the endless meetings and higher paychecks.

Regardless of the generations, the 2021 workplace is characterized more by text messages and emails than by face-to-face, verbal interaction.  Joe explains that under certain circumstances – especially involving consternation, misunderstanding, or confusion – using one’s vocal chords instead of the keypads may be the better way to go, not only for the short term, but the long run.

TOPICS

  • Terror Awareness, Preparedness, and Prevention: Vigilance Not Paranoia
  • School Safety: Anti-Bullying and Active Shooter Prevention and Response
  • American Law Enforcement: Serve and Protect vs Counter-Terror: Two Mindsets, Two Kinds of Cops

Cyber Terrorism: Awareness for Corporate America Under Attack
In this presentation, Joseph Ruffini discusses the cyber threats posed by international terrorists, which, combined with traditional kinetic events, can greatly magnify the devastating physical and psychological effects that terrorists seek to achieve against Americans.

Ya Don’t Know What Ya Don’t Know: Living and Working in an Age of Information and Terror
This session covers the basics of personal, family, and business security vulnerabilities and safeguards related to current and emerging technologies, and the bad guys who can use technology to their advantages. Business speaker Joseph Ruffini’s informative, hard hitting, yet relaxed and humorous presentation talks about the vulnerabilities associated with everyday computers, e-mail, cell phones, faxes, fiber optic surveillance technologies and devices, and common social practices.

Identity Theft 101: What Every American Needs to Know!
Professional speaker Joseph Ruffini covers the gamut on how identities are compromised, how one can work to prevent identity theft, and what actions should be taken when one discovers that his or her identity has been compromised.

The Arab Spring: The Muslim Struggle for Human Rights and Democratic Freedoms in the Middle East
The region continues to erupt in demonstrations, civil unrest and armed conflict between citizens and repressive regimes.Thousands have died trying to depose tyrannical leaders and establish fair and representative forms of government. This presentation details the Arab Spring freedom movements in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Jordan and Syria with a photo journal of events. It discusses the “what next” in the nations where the dust has settled and the potential ramifications of the ongoing unrest in Egypt and Syria.

“If You See Something, Say Something:” Why Government, Corporations and Citizens Must Team to Preempt Terror Threat”
Current and emerging threats posed by foreign and “homegrown” terrorists present an ever-evolving challenge. The awareness, vigilance, and willingness of everyday Americans to say something if they see something will continue to be invaluable to federal, state, and local efforts to expose and thwart terror operations. This fast-paced, dynamic, and entertaining seminar stresses situational awareness, a solid working relationship between authorities and the citizens they serve, and vigilance—not paranoia. Ruffini gets the brains churning and the adrenalin pumping.

Full Biography

Joe Ruffini is a Certified Master Anti–Terrorism Specialist, author, national presenter and information operations and security expert. Joe consults and conducts training for numerous private sector companies, government organizations, law enforcement agencies, academic institutions and communities. His first book, When Terror Comes to Main Street: A Citizens’ Guide to Terror Awareness, Preparedness and Prevention, was published in 2008 by the Special Operations Association.

Joe Ruffini was born in Washington, D.C. He attended the University of Virginia on an Army ROTC scholarship and was commissioned upon graduation in 1974. His diverse military experience includes command of tank units in both the U.S. and British Armies and counter-terror operations in Germany and Cyprus.

In the early 1990s as a space operations expert, Joe commanded the United States Space Surveillance Center and the Space Defense Operations Center deep with Cheyenne mountain. Circa Desert Storm, then Lieutenant Colonel Ruffini became a practitioner of military deception, psychological operations, and Defense Department Special Plans and Special Technical Operations. Joe honed his expertise across the full spectrum of security disciplines, from operations and communications security, to computer, information, and physical security.

One of the first Information Warfare and Information Operations Officers in DOD, Joe Ruffini studied current and emerging world threats to the United States Government and private enterprise on a wide scale –from the overseas theft of American intellectual property to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, which he predicted as early as 1993.

In the private sector, Joe is a seasoned business developer, marketer, and program manager. His commercial initiatives span the spectrum from entrepreneurial projects in the Middle East funded by venture capitalists to enterprise security consulting for Fortune 1000 companies.

For more than a decade, Joe has been a strategic information operations and counter terror practitioner and theorist. A core presenter for the National Counterintelligence Executive, CIA, Langley, his common sense, no nonsense approach to personal, corporate, and national security educates, enthralls, and entertains thousands. J

oe’s dynamic and passionate presentations are embraced by government and private sector audiences alike, and include attendees from such noted organizations as the National Security Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Commercially, Joe presents to management and employees of Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Teledyne Brown, Bechtel, Raytheon Corporation, GE Access, Computer Security Institute, and a host of others.

Recently, Joe served the United States as an Executive Information Operations Consultant supporting United States Space and Strategic Commands, and the White House National Security Council in support of counter insurgency and information operations for Afghanistan and Iraq.

“Vigilance not Paranoia” 

Awareness – Training – Education – Solutions

Lt. Colonel Joseph Ruffini, USA (Ret.) brings more than 25 yrs of experience from a broad array of fields including infrastructure security, counter-terrorist operations, risk management, and more to the private and civil sectors. Ruffini authored When Terror Comes to Main Street, an informative, straightforward, hard-hitting book for everyday people that boils down his lifetime of knowledge and operational experience into one all-inclusive read. His book, Osama Bin Laden: His Death and the Future of Al Qaeda and the Islamist Jihad, discusses what happened the day Bin Laden was caught, why people should care, and what this means for the world moving forward.

Formerly an Army lieutenant colonel charged with defending the United States and Canada against cyber intrusions, international terrorist plots, and nuclear, biological, and chemical attacks, Ruffini is currently an executive strategic information operations consultant supporting US Strategic Command, the Interagency, and the National Security Council, and US Central Command in Qatar and Iraq.

Ruffini is a featured government, corporate, and personal security theorist, keynote speaker, and subject matter expert. His role in infrastructure security, counter-terrorist operations, operations security, information warfare and operations, command and operations, logistics management, training and education, and risk management combine to form a motivating “how-to” management presentation.

.

9/11 AWARENESS FOR AMERICA PROGRAM:

In this presentation, terrorism expert Joe Ruffini discusses the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

“A three-phased terror attack was uncovered and thwarted by Philippine police in 1995.  Part of this exposed plan was to crash a plane into CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. United States intelligence and law enforcement communities, as well as our nation’s leadership, knew since 1995 that it was not a question of IF planes would attack us, but WHEN.

This presentation is non-partisan.  Joe presents the undeniable facts leading up to 9/11 and explains that the “we let it happen” blame is shared equally by both administrations.

This presentation stresses the need for us to keep informed, ask questions, demand answers, and hold our leaders accountable.  Joe stresses vigilance, not paranoia.”

Attendees will leave this program with a realization of what each of us can do as Americans.

For more detailed information on this program, and how you can bring Joe in to your organization to speak, please contact CBA Speakers Bureau at 480.330.3918

.

NEW 2021 PRESENTATION
DOMESTIC TERRORISM: A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT FROM WITHIN
2-Hour Virtual Presentation

This a an apolitical presentation that deals with quantitative facts as gathered and analyzed by such organizations as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Joe Ruffini discusses the ideologies and objectives of specific, more notable, white supremacy and anti-government groups such as QAnon, The Proud Boys, Christian Identity, Klu Klux Klan (KKK), The Order, Oath Keepers, Neo-Nazis, Neo-Confederates, and the Aryan Nation. He familiarizes his audience with the tactics, techniques and procedures of domestic terrorists, to include an analysis of targeting trends and primary weapons utilized.

This session explains the QAnon movement in detail.  The QAnon followers believe in many conspiracy theories, to include one that claims that a sect of Satan-worshiping pedophiles, who plot against Mr. Trump, operate a global child sex-trafficking ring. This conspiracy theory further insists that celebrities such as Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Tom Hanks, and Ellen DeGeneres, in addition to molesting children, kill and eat them in order to extract life-extending chemicals from their blood. QAnon followers are estimated to number from the hundreds of thousands to the millions.

Joe breaks down the numbers of extremist groups operating within the United States utilizing the Southern Poverty Law Center’s categories: Neo-Nazi groups, the KKK, Neo-Confederate organizations, Racist Skinheads, Christian Identity groups, Anti-LGBTQ, Anti-Muslim, White Nationalist organizations, and General Hate groups. He also shows within which states the more prominent extremists operate their largest “branch offices.”

At the end of the session, Joe details the extent to which our law enforcement community is going to monitor these hate groups and pre-empt their dangerous activities.

FEATURED PROGRAM:

FOUR GENERATIONS, ONE WORKPLACE: UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER’S STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES WHILE SHARPENING OUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

 2-Hour Virtual Presentation

Enhanced, inter-generational understanding results in greater mutual respect, higher levels of tolerance and cooperation, and more successful communication throughout the business enterprise.

This presentation aims to make each and every attendee a more personable, effective, and productive co-worker and business communicator – especially important during these extended periods of telework from home.  Without assigning blame or casting aspersions, Joe dives head-on into the facts and challenges associated with conducting day-to-day business given the generational differences and idiosyncrasies among Baby Boomer, Generation X, Generation Y (Millennial), and Generation Z employees working side-by-side.

Boomers were born between 1946 and 1964. They grew up with black and white television sets that received only three or four channels.  Phone conversations were limited to the one or two rooms where a large wall mounted or desktop telephone with a analog dialing mechanism was connected to a wall jack. Forty-one to fifty-six year old Gen Xers (1965 – 1980) witnessed the dawn of the personal computing age and the end of the Cold War.  Gen X carries the highest debt load among all four generations. Generation Y, also called “Millennials” –and born between 1981 and 1996 (now ages 25 to 40) was shaped by the Great Recession, the rise of the Internet and social media, and 9/11.  Gen Y’s massive student debt delays major life purchases. And finally, there are the Gen Zers.  Six to 24 years of age and born between 1996 and 2015, they have only known the digitized world with its Internet of Things. The average Gen Zer owned a mobile phone by age 10. They are debt-averse, not wanting to fall into the same financial trappings as their parental Gen Xers.

Communication methods and individual goals may differ drastically within age-diverse work places. Whereas Boomers and Gen Xers are more apt to work long hours to achieve senior management positions, lots of Millennials and Gen Zers just want to make enough money to live comfortably. They savor their personal time off and seek to avoid the headaches and stress that accompany the endless meetings and higher paychecks.

Regardless of the generations, the 2021 workplace is characterized more by text messages and emails than by face-to-face, verbal interaction.  Joe explains that under certain circumstances – especially involving consternation, misunderstanding, or confusion – using one’s vocal chords instead of the keypads may be the better way to go, not only for the short term, but the long run.

TOPICS

  • Terror Awareness, Preparedness, and Prevention: Vigilance Not Paranoia
  • School Safety: Anti-Bullying and Active Shooter Prevention and Response
  • American Law Enforcement: Serve and Protect vs Counter-Terror: Two Mindsets, Two Kinds of Cops

Cyber Terrorism: Awareness for Corporate America Under Attack
In this presentation, Joseph Ruffini discusses the cyber threats posed by international terrorists, which, combined with traditional kinetic events, can greatly magnify the devastating physical and psychological effects that terrorists seek to achieve against Americans.

Ya Don’t Know What Ya Don’t Know: Living and Working in an Age of Information and Terror
This session covers the basics of personal, family, and business security vulnerabilities and safeguards related to current and emerging technologies, and the bad guys who can use technology to their advantages. Business speaker Joseph Ruffini’s informative, hard hitting, yet relaxed and humorous presentation talks about the vulnerabilities associated with everyday computers, e-mail, cell phones, faxes, fiber optic surveillance technologies and devices, and common social practices.

Identity Theft 101: What Every American Needs to Know!
Professional speaker Joseph Ruffini covers the gamut on how identities are compromised, how one can work to prevent identity theft, and what actions should be taken when one discovers that his or her identity has been compromised.

The Arab Spring: The Muslim Struggle for Human Rights and Democratic Freedoms in the Middle East
The region continues to erupt in demonstrations, civil unrest and armed conflict between citizens and repressive regimes.Thousands have died trying to depose tyrannical leaders and establish fair and representative forms of government. This presentation details the Arab Spring freedom movements in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Jordan and Syria with a photo journal of events. It discusses the “what next” in the nations where the dust has settled and the potential ramifications of the ongoing unrest in Egypt and Syria.

“If You See Something, Say Something:” Why Government, Corporations and Citizens Must Team to Preempt Terror Threat”
Current and emerging threats posed by foreign and “homegrown” terrorists present an ever-evolving challenge. The awareness, vigilance, and willingness of everyday Americans to say something if they see something will continue to be invaluable to federal, state, and local efforts to expose and thwart terror operations. This fast-paced, dynamic, and entertaining seminar stresses situational awareness, a solid working relationship between authorities and the citizens they serve, and vigilance—not paranoia. Ruffini gets the brains churning and the adrenalin pumping.

Full Biography

Joe Ruffini is a Certified Master Anti–Terrorism Specialist, author, national presenter and information operations and security expert. Joe consults and conducts training for numerous private sector companies, government organizations, law enforcement agencies, academic institutions and communities. His first book, When Terror Comes to Main Street: A Citizens’ Guide to Terror Awareness, Preparedness and Prevention, was published in 2008 by the Special Operations Association.

Joe Ruffini was born in Washington, D.C. He attended the University of Virginia on an Army ROTC scholarship and was commissioned upon graduation in 1974. His diverse military experience includes command of tank units in both the U.S. and British Armies and counter-terror operations in Germany and Cyprus.

In the early 1990s as a space operations expert, Joe commanded the United States Space Surveillance Center and the Space Defense Operations Center deep with Cheyenne mountain. Circa Desert Storm, then Lieutenant Colonel Ruffini became a practitioner of military deception, psychological operations, and Defense Department Special Plans and Special Technical Operations. Joe honed his expertise across the full spectrum of security disciplines, from operations and communications security, to computer, information, and physical security.

One of the first Information Warfare and Information Operations Officers in DOD, Joe Ruffini studied current and emerging world threats to the United States Government and private enterprise on a wide scale –from the overseas theft of American intellectual property to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, which he predicted as early as 1993.

In the private sector, Joe is a seasoned business developer, marketer, and program manager. His commercial initiatives span the spectrum from entrepreneurial projects in the Middle East funded by venture capitalists to enterprise security consulting for Fortune 1000 companies.

For more than a decade, Joe has been a strategic information operations and counter terror practitioner and theorist. A core presenter for the National Counterintelligence Executive, CIA, Langley, his common sense, no nonsense approach to personal, corporate, and national security educates, enthralls, and entertains thousands. J

oe’s dynamic and passionate presentations are embraced by government and private sector audiences alike, and include attendees from such noted organizations as the National Security Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Commercially, Joe presents to management and employees of Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Teledyne Brown, Bechtel, Raytheon Corporation, GE Access, Computer Security Institute, and a host of others.

Recently, Joe served the United States as an Executive Information Operations Consultant supporting United States Space and Strategic Commands, and the White House National Security Council in support of counter insurgency and information operations for Afghanistan and Iraq.