Project Manager- Security and Resilience Risk Assessment
Los Angeles, CA
Tel Aviv, Israel
BSEE, Electrical Engineering, UCLA
MSE, Systems Engineering and Technology Management,
Wharton School of Business and School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
MILITARY TRAINING AND SERVICE
Israel Defense Forces- Officers Academy
Captain (Reserves) Israel Air Force
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Critical Infrastructure Protection
- Protective Design & Engineering
- Rail Transit Security
- Systems Engineering
- Risk Analysis and Modeling
- Project Management
- Operational Security
Mr. Avi. Braverman has international experience in critical infrastructure assessment, protective engineering, project management, and technology development within the security and defense arenas. He has conducted security risk assessments on virtually all of the completed and in-progress major Los Angeles Metro rail projects in addition to over one hundred critical infrastructure sites throughout Southern California.
Mr. Braverman brings unique experience from the Israel Defense Forces. While at the IDF’s Officer Academy as a cadet from the Israel Air Force, he trained in Israeli methodologies in homeland security and anti-terror planning. These methods have in large part been adopted by the United States defense and homeland security agencies and are integrated to the extent possible in Avi’s assessment work.
Prior to founding Netira Group, Mr. Braverman led the intellectual property team of MantisVision, an Israeli startup company in the field of 3D Imaging. He spent several years as an officer in the Israel Air Force, rising to the rank of Captain and most notably serving as Project Officer on the F16I Peace Marble V fighter jet project. Mr. Braverman completed graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and School of Engineering and has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.
THREAT AND VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT DB PHASE- LA METRO PURPLE LINE EXTENSION SUBWAY- LOS ANGELES, 2020
Netira Group performed for LACMTA/STS a Design-Build phase Threat and Vulnerability Assessment. Final design was evaluated to determine how design updates since preliminary engineering may impact vulnerabilities and security risk as well as potential mitigations. Updated risk analysis was conducted to evaluate any changes in the risk profile as a result of new threats or vulnerabilities that have arisen since the early design stage. An alignment survey was conducted in January 2020 to evaluate potential vulnerabilities to acts of terror and crime. Threats and crime statistics were researched to determine the updated threat picture. The assessment verified that all recommended mitigations aligned with final design and were carried through to project completion.
THREAT AND VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT DBMO PHASE- AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVER- LAX INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, 2018-2019
Mr. Braverman recently completed a TVA for the high profile Automated People Mover (APM) Project at LAX during the early design stage. This threat and vulnerability analysis included blast analysis, operational analysis, physical security technology implementations, and a cyber security assessment on the various physical and network threats to the APM system. The various risks to bomb threats and other physical attacks to the system were assessed and then mitigated using both structural hardening, operational measures, technologies, and design modifications.
THREAT AND VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT PE PHASE- AIRPORT METRO CONNECTOR 96TH STREET TRANSIT STATION, LAX, 2017-2018
Mr. Braverman conducted for LACMTA/Gruen/Grimshaw at the schematic design stage a Threat and Vulnerability Assessment for the Airport Metro Connector (AMC) – a transit hub containing the Crenshaw LRT line and future LAX Automated People Mover (APM). Full station analysis was carried out to ensure that all system, architectural and structural design incorporated security countermeasures to match assessed risk.
THREAT AND VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT DB PHASE – LA METRO REGIONAL CONNECTOR TRANSIT CORRIDOR, LOS ANGELES, 2017-2018
Mr. Braverman completed for LACMTA/Skanska-Traylor a Design-Build Phase Threat and Vulnerability Assessment. Final design was evaluated to determine how design updates since preliminary engineering impacted vulnerabilities, consequences, and threats as well as potential mitigations. An alignment survey was conducted to evaluate potential vulnerabilities to acts of terror and crime. Threats and crime statistics were researched to determine the updated threat picture. The assessment correlated mitigations from PE phase to final design to ensure the appropriate mitigations were implemented.
THREAT AND VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT AND SECURITY PLAN- VALLEY LINE LRT, CITY OF EDMONTON, CANADA, 2016-2020
Mr. Braverman conducted for TransEd/Bechtel/Bombardier at the early design stage a Threat and Vulnerability Assessment and System Security Program Plan (SSecPP) for the Valley Line Light Rail Transit Project. Full station and alignment analysis was carried out to ensure that all system, architectural and structural design incorporates security countermeasures to match assessed risk.
THREAT AND VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT- METRO GOLD LINE FOOTHILL EXTENSION, MONTCLAIR, CALIFORNIA, 2017
Mr. Braverman conducted for LACMTA/Gold Line Authority/Hill International at the advanced engineering stage a Threat and Vulnerability Assessment for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Project. Full station and alignment analysis was carried out to ensure that all system, architectural and structural design incorporates security countermeasures to match assessed risk.
UASI FY 2015 CIP ASSESSMENT PROJECT, RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA, 2015-2016
Mr. Braverman completed a 100 site critical infrastructure assessment project for the UASI Riverside Infrastructure Protection Program. This effort entailed vulnerability assessments on 100 critical sites throughout the San Bernardino and Riverside counties of Southern California. The assessments included sites from all sixteen critical infrastructure sectors defined by the National Infrastructure Protection Plan of the US Department of Homeland Security.
SECURITY PLAN- WESTSIDE EXTENSION PROJECT, L0S ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, 2015
Mr. Braverman completed a security program plan with Soteria Company for the Westside Subway Extension Project of Los Angeles Metro. The security plan details the design builder’s approach to security integration into the design and construction of the Purple Line Light Rail Transit Line.
THREAT AND VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT, CRENSHAW/LAX TRANSIT CORRIDOR DESIGN BUILD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. 2014-2016
Mr. Braverman conducted a Threat and Vulnerability Assessment with Soteria Company under Walsh Shea on Crenshaw/LAX Design Build Phase. A full assessment of the potential security risks to Metro property, employees, and passengers for the planned Crenshaw/LAX line was carried out. Site surveys and workshops were carried out with various stakeholders including Metro staff to ensure both crime and terror risks were identified and mitigated.
SECURITY PLAN- REGIONAL CONNECTOR TRANSIT CORRIDOR DESIGN-BUILD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, 2016
Mr. Braverman crafted the security program plan with Soteria Company under HMM/Skanksa for LA Metro’s Regional Connector Transit Corridor. The security plan details the design builder’s approach to security integration into the design and construction of the Regional Connector Line.
ITC HOLDINGS, SUBSTATION PROTECTION ASSESSMENT CIP-014, NOVI, MICHIGAN, 2014
Mr. Braverman conducted thirteen risk and vulnerability site assessments throughout the State of Michigan together with Burns & McDonnell for ITC Holdings on electric substations and control centers. These involved assessments for each of the 13 facilities throughout the state and discussions with stakeholders concerning all elements of site security and critical asset protection.
THREAT AND VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT FOR METROLINK (SCRRA), SAFETY & SECURITY PLANNING AND TRAINING, LOS ANGELES, ORANGE, VENTURA, RIVERSIDE, AND SAN BERNARDINO COUNTIES, CALIFORNIA, 2014
Mr. Braverman completed work with ERRG on a risk and vulnerability assessment and security training and awareness project for Metrolink (SCRRA). The project included assessments on several critical operating facilities. An Incident Response Plan and Crisis Communication Plan Update were written. Additionally, security training was provided.
RISK AND VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS AND SECURITY DESIGN, PLANNED CRITICAL PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITIES FOR THE CITY OF RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, 2012
Mr. Braverman completed work on a security risk and vulnerability assessment, planning, and design effort together with Burns & McDonnell for an Emergency Management facility in the City of Raleigh, NC. Interviews were conducted with public safety officials, a risk/consequence workshop was held, a threat and vulnerability assessment was performed, and security design criteria for the proposed facility were drafted.