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Cyber-Breach Response: Managing a Business Crisis

October 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm EDT

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Cyber-Breach Response: Managing a Business Crisis

Firestorm CEO and President, Jim Satterfield, will be traveling to Lipscomb University to present a training session regarding Cyber-Breach Response. The session will be held at the Spark: Lipscomb’s Idea Center (Cool Springs Location) in Franklin, TN on October 30 from 1-4:45 p.m.

About the Session

Blue Registration IconRecent news reports about cyber malware attacks (e.g. “WannaCry”), ransom ware episodes or private data exposure breaches have made us all aware of the risks for a cyber-breach. Most organizations have begun to take appropriate IT measures to mitigate such unpreventable risks yet leaders remain woefully unprepared to manage these business crises.

According to a 2015 Betanews reports survey of 5,500 companies, nearly 90 percent of large companies have already suffered a cyber-attack, and almost half of those polled say they lost sensitive data due to some kind of cyber-security breach. Every business, school, hospital or not-for-profit organization faces a cyber attack, and as a result, reputation and brand value are put at risk, consumer/customer confidence and trust are often lost, and internal processes are typically disrupted. Managing the consequences of such a cyber threat is not something that should be delegated down to an IT team, but rather it demands the attention and response from top level administrators, managers and executives.

One key distinction between organizations that have suffered such attacks and those who have bounced back stronger has been senior leaders who have strategically planned and proactively integrated cyber-breach management plans into their organizational structure.

How do know if your cyber-breach consequence management plan will be effective? Are you ready to manage the consequences of a small, medium or large cyber-breach?

Join Firestorm President Jim Satterfield as he unpacks a high-level, decoupled benchmark process that you can use to provide a strong foundation for developing, assessing and revising your disaster preparedness plans. Engage in the interactive session and equip you and your team with the knowledge, skills and tactics to best avoid future cyber-strikes.


1 p.m. – Continental Breakfast
1:30 p.m. – Seminar Presentation
3 p.m. – Networking Coffee Break
3:15 p.m. – Exercise Engagement
4:45 p.m. – Seminar End

Monday, October 30
1 to 4:45 p.m.
SPARK Cool Springs location
Speaker: Jim Satterfield, president and CEO of Firestorm
Cost: $295

About the speakers:

James (Jim) Satterfield President and CEO of Firestorm

James Satterfield is a nationally recognized expert, keynote speaker and author on crisis management, threat assessment, disaster preparedness and business continuity planning. As President, CEO and COO of various public and private companies in business continuity, communications, crisis management, environmental, insurance, reinsurance, risk management and technology, Satterfield has extensive expertise in the identification and quantification of risk. He has led in the development of national standards for risk management, environmental risk and environmental due diligence, and has spoken to hundreds of groups on risk management, crisis management, governance, disaster planning and preparedness. Satterfield’s analysis and experience in working with thousands of businesses has led to the creation of the Firestorm PREDICT.PLAN.PERFORM.® method, the foundation of all Firestorm programs, services and initiatives. During his programs, Satterfield emphasizes promoting and enforcing a culture of preparedness to protect an organization’s assets, brand/reputation, revenues and enterprise value. Under his leadership, the Firestorm team provided the crisis and media management support at Virginia Tech in response to the shootings, as well as hundreds of other client crisis engagements. Satterfield has also co-authored Disaster Ready People For A Disaster Ready America, a book that guides individuals in developing their own preparedness plans at home.

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Spark: Lipscomb’s Idea Center
3252 Aspen Grove Dr
Franklin, TN 37067
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