A1: Solving the Ransomware Puzzle  Do You Have All the Pieces in Place?
Sherri Flynn, American Tire Distributors (ATD), and Jena Valdetero, Greenberg Traurig LLP


Major headlines reported a dramatic uptick in ransomware attacks lately, but what we see in the news are only those that are publicized. Ransomware attacks are on the rise right now, and businesses are right to be concerned about protecting themselves. Ransomware attacks do not have to signal the end of your company – there is a lot your organization can do to prepare for a ransomware attack. Security and resilience are important elements in your cyber planning, but there are many other pieces of the ransomware puzzle to consider to be sure a ransomware attack doesn’t leave your organization’s reputation with long lasting implications. This session walks you through all aspects of preparation for a ransomware attack, including why a company would pay a ransom, identifying incident response vendors, how to make a bitcoin payment to a threat actor, legal obligations and risks arising from an attack, and business continuity planning.

B1: Operational Resilience – The New Frontier
David Halford, Fusion Risk Management
Enterprise Resilience programs continue to evolve with a convergence of Operational Risk, Third Party Risk Management, and traditional Business Continuity Management. As this evolution continues, the demand for Operational Resiliency is clear and supported by recent events. An Operational Resilience focus provides improved value to the Enterprise and is a key element of several recent financial regulatory guidance and Basel updates. During this session David Halford will provide a directional update and an actionable methodology to stand up an enterprise resiliency program. In addition, he’ll demonstrate the value of using a system to support your program enabling you to easily manage, visualize, and use critical enterprise information at time of crisis. You’ll leave the session more confident and ready to continue your Operational Resilience journey.

B2: Rebuilding for Speed in the Post-Pandemic Era
Lynnda Nelson, ICOR
As a result of the global pandemic, organizations have removed boundaries and have broken down silos in ways no one thought possible. Decisions and processes have been streamlined, front-line leaders have been empowered, and hierarchies and bureaucracies dismantled. It is vital that everyone understands why we can’t “return to normal,” but need to create a new normal that results in rethinking ways of working, re-imagining structure, and reshaping talent. The year 2021 will differentiate the resilient from the not-so-resilient organizations. Organizations that focus on building sustainable capabilities as a strategy instead of plans for returning to normal, will emerge stronger from the pandemic than those that don’t. In this session, we’ll share how you can contribute to building your organization’s sustainable capabilities as part of building a more resilient organization. Attendees will gain an understanding of:

  1. How agility and adaptive capacity impacts decision-making before, during, and after a crisis
  2. Strategies for building a more resilient organization
  3. The importance of learning from the remote working experience and how hybrid working will impact both the worker and the workplace.

C1: How Software Is Addressing the Continual Evolution of Business Continuity
Doug Langley, Agility Recovery
(Course description to come.)




D1: Ensuring ROI From Your Mass Notification Solution
Ann Pickren, OnSolve
The global pandemic and other crises that have happened in 2021 have created a working environment filled with uncertainty. This is forcing companies to prioritize critical communications strategies in ways they haven’t had to before. Through the lens of speed, relevance, and usability, companies and organizations are taking a strategic view of their critical communication solutions to understand what value they provide and where the gaps lie in their critical communications plans. Join Ann Pickren, Chief Customer Officer, to hear how to measure each component of your communication program and understand how to find ways to measure return on the investment of a critical communication platform.