This year’s annual Bay Area Emergency Managers Conference (BAEM) will be held in San Francisco on July 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST. Attendees will have the opportunity to:
- Share best practices and success stories on Business Continuity Management Systems and Crisis Management
- Collaborate with your counterparts in the San Francisco Bay Area on their experiences and methodology
- Gain insight into the latest trends and best practices
- Return to your organization with an eye on alignment, integration and continuous improvement
- We are now soliciting papers for the event around the theme:
The theme of this year’s conference is “Reimagine Resilience: Tools and Types.” Please contact Jeff Hamilton (Firestorm/Nexis Preparedness Systems) at [email protected] for submission format and guidelines.
Firestorm President/COO and Co-Founder, Jim Satterfield, will be presenting a session entitled: Cyber Breach is NOT an IT Issue – Is Your Organization Ready? How Do You Know?
The session description is as follows:
Today, 80% of the value of corporate assets has shifted from physical to virtual. Accordingly, the resulting business risk has increased dramatically over the last two decades. Corporations face accelerating, complex, sophisticated cyber-breach attacks with expanding business impacts. Do you know your information assets? Understand why they are targeted? Recognize the warning signs? How have you adapted your emergency and business continuity program to address these escalating human risks from your employees, suppliers, and customers?
A fire will not destroy your company. A cyber breach can. A cyber breach impacts your company’s relationship with your clients, places your brand and reputation under attack, and has catastrophic economic impacts to both your company and your clients. A cyber breach is a business problem, not an IT problem.
Your company’s IT resources will address the technical information security issues. You and your department have a critical leadership opportunity to empower your company’s employees in protecting your information assets, recognizing a breach at onset, mitigating the impacts, and managing the business response. Your existing plans provide the crisis response foundation and execution needed before, during, and after a cyber breach. IT should handle the technology response. You should lead the business response.
In the event of a Breach, an organization must have a Cyber Breach Response Plan to address the overall business issues beyond the IT problem. This plan should be detailed, identify the warning signs, document the actions required, assign responsibilities, and confirm the critical communications needed. This presentation will focus on these critical elements and strategies needed to protect your overall business, brand, and clients as a result of a breach. Learn what you must do now.
Who should attend?
- Emergency Managers
- EH&S Managers
- Business Continuity Managers
- Facilities Managers
- Security Managers
- Operations Managers
The conference fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.