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Business Interrupted – Cyber Risk Gets Physical

The magnitude of recent events is posing unprecedented challenges to corporate boards, C-suite executives, and shareholders. For this reason, it’s critically important for business continuity, incident management, disaster recovery, and emergency management professionals to stay informed of developments in the cybersecurity arena.

Join Dr. Nader Mehravari, Chief Scientist with Axio, and David White, Axio Founder and COO, as they keynote day two of the 2018 Continuity Insights Management Conference with their presentation, Business Interrupted – Cyber Risk Gets Physical.

This session will characterize the expanding cyber risk environment, review key cyber threats, including threats to the ever-increasing convergence of physical and cyber domains, discuss key challenges faced by organizations in effectively managing their cyber exposure, and present actionable strategies for successfully managing the risk of cyber business interruption. While cyber risk cannot be eliminated, it can be effectively managed (or solved) through cyber resilience optimization to meet the business needs of our organizations.

As Chief Scientist with Axio, Dr. Mehravari’s areas of interest and research include operational resilience, cybersecurity and resilience management, protection and sustainment of critical infrastructure, preparedness planning, and associated risk management principles and practices. He has over 33 years of experience in leading and performing technical, business, research, and teaching activities in aerospace, defense, telecommunications, and consulting industries for domestic and international entities as well as in academic environments. Dr. Mehravari was with Lockheed Martin Corporation from 1992 through 2011, most recently serving as the Corporate Director for Business Resiliency. Prior to that, from 1982 to 1992, he was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Axio founder and COO David White is responsible for Axio’s Risk Action Framework and associated methods, including cybersecurity program evaluation, cyber loss scenario analysis, insurance program analysis, and benchmarking. He developed Axio’s scenario-based cyber risk quantification process and has delivered that methodology to numerous companies within the energy, manufacturing, and entertainment sectors. Previously, he worked in the CERT Program at Carnegie Mellon, a cybersecurity research program primarily funded by the US Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.

Learn more and register for the 2018 Continuity Insights Management Conference scheduled for April 23-25 at the Hilton Miami Downtown, Miami, Florida.


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