Thursday — June 15, 2017

The Page Farm and Home Museum


8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration Neville Hall Lobby

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM Introduction to Session 5

8:40 AM – 9:25 AM Bruce Fitzgerald – Title to be determined

9:25 AM – 10:10 AM Vince Quintana – Title to be determined

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM Coffee Break (Silver Sponsorship Available)

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Troy Jordan – “Cyber Attacks on Power Plants”

11:15 AM – Noon George Markowsky – “The Metric at the End of the Rain-

Noon – 1:30 PM Lunch (Gold Sponsorship Available)

1:30 PM – 1:40 PM Introduction to Session 6

1:40 PM – 2:25 PM Contributed Papers

2:25 PM – 3:10 PM Wayne M. Maines – “Tabletop exercises should be in-
teresting and realistic?”

3:10 PM – 3:30 PM Coffee Break (Silver Sponsorship Available)

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Contributed Papers

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Session

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Reception at the Page Farm and Home Museum Barn
(Platinum Sponsorship Available)


The Metric at the End of the Rainbow

It is common to see statements such as the following which come from

Defining effective information security metrics has proven dif-
ficult, even though there is general agreement that such metrics
could allow measurement of progress in security measures and, at
a minimum, rough comparisons of security between systems. …
However, general community agreement on meaningful metrics has
been hard to achieve. This is due in part to the rapid evolution of
IT, as well as the shifting focus of adversarial action.

However, this page neglects to state the real reason that agreement on
meaningful metrics has been hard to achieve: it is not possible to construct a
reasonable metric! This talk, which is based on results that have been known
for a long time will demonstrate that under reasonable requirements for a
reasonable metric, it is not possible to construct a metric that meets these
reasonable requirements. Hence searching for such a metric is like searching
for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Tabletop Exercises Should be Interesting and Realistic?

As we all continue to expand our emergency management planning, training
and response efforts we need to make it REAL. One of the most cost effec-
tive and practical tools that we utilize is the tabletop exercise. In today’s climate, both time and money are shrinking resources. It is essential that we use our limited resources wisely. This presentation will review a sample tabletop exercise and demonstrate some of the training techniques that can be incorporated to make it real, fun and help engage the audience in an active participatory manner. Wayne will also discuss how to prepare a tabletop lesson plan and provide examples of support materials. Striving to include formal procedures and practical exercises to help bring both new and sometimes reluctant partners, to the table. Using these simple techniques you can create a foundation for building new and stronger partnerships in your community.

Page Farm and Home Museum

The mission of the Page Farm and Home Museum is to collect, document, preserve, interpret and disseminate knowledge of Maine history relating to farms and farming communities between 1865 and 1940, providing an educational and cultural experience for the public and a resource for researchers of this period.
Through its collections and programs, the Page Farm and Home Museum
contributes to the educational mission of The University of Maine. Thousands of patrons come to the Page Farm and Home Museum each year to
learn about the industry, agriculture, economy, and home-life of the late nine-
teenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Maine Experiment Station barn,
a post and beam structure, is the centerpiece of the Museum. The three-
story building, built in 1833, is the last original agricultural building on the
University of Maine campus. The quiet and unassuming exterior belies the
rich cultural heritage that it represents. A restored one-room schoolhouse
from Holden, used by students from 1855 to 1950, was moved to the Museum
grounds in 1994. The Winston E. Pullen Carriage House and the Blacksmith
Shop were constructed in 2003. A quarter-acre Heritage Garden rounds out
the Museum. Heirloom varieties of herbs, flowers, and vegetables that were
grown from 1865 to 1940 are cultivated here.

The Museum has become home for the state’s most important collection
of farm technologies and artifacts of rural culture. The Museum assures that
future generations will be able to gain valuable and practical insights into
Maine’s rural past. The Page Museum is about farming and until recently,
Maine was about farming. Some would claim that Maine’s farming days are
not yet over. Blueberries, potatoes, and aquaculture have all taken great
strides in recent years. Agriculture promotes tourism both in the bucolic
nature of the area and the tastes that become identified with Maine. In this
part of Maine, with its often-shaky economy, the future of farming matters.
However, there are many different ideas on what direction it should take.
The Page Museum is more than a window to the past: In our exploration
of conditions and philosophies of the past, we offer suggestions and ideas for
the future.

A Model T Ford