Sep 22 2016

BRPASW Meeting on October 11, 2016

Topic:  What is your BC Program worth to your company?

Topic Description: You have decided to trade in your old BC Program for a shiny new one. What is your current program worth? Will anyone notice the scratches?

How can we put a value on a program? There isn’t a blue book for program value. Accounting people would look at your program and say it was the salary plus benefits for the employees depreciated over the lifespan. Is that how your executives view your program: another non-revenue cost center? Are you having trouble justifying a budget increase? Are you hiding from the budget axe every year? Can you justify your program’s value in terms of return on investment (ROI)?

You have to find ways to let your executives know that you provide tangible value that adds to the company’s bottom line. You have to sell yourself and your program. We will discuss ways that you are either already plugged in or how to get plugged in with the other teams in your company


Presenter:  Bobby Williams is the Director of IT Continuity and Risk Management for Fidelity Investments. He has earned his MBCP from the DRII and his MBCI from the BCI. Bobby chairs the DRII International Glossary Committee. He also serves on the NFPA 1600 Emergency Management and Business Continuity committee.

Bobby has worked in the IT industry for 25 years in technical roles, vendor education, pre/post sales engineering, disaster recovery management, and business continuity management. He earned his BSEE degree from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Bobby retired from the Tennessee Army National Guard where he served as an artillery officer in the 196th Field Artillery Brigade.

Registration is required. Please see this document for more details.

Sep 01 2016

4th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Summit on Cybersecurity



For Immediate Release

September 19, 2016

State and Business Working Together to Fight Cyber Threats

Registration Open for Wisconsin Governor’s Summit on Cybersecurity

(MADISON) – Last year, individuals and businesses in Wisconsin lost over $10 million in cyber theft.  Fighting cyber threats and attacks is important not only for business but also government agencies as well.  In August, the State of Wisconsin alone blocked more than 1.4 million suspicious emails daily that entered the state system that could have caused serious harm to the state’s critical infrastructure.

That’s why the 4th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Summit on Cybersecurity brings together leaders in government, industry, business and academic together to discuss strategies to tackle current threats.  This year’s summit will be held Thursday, October 27 at the Gordon Commons located on the University of Wisconsin- Madison Campus.

“Once again, the Wisconsin Governor’s Summit on Cybersecurity brings together top experts from across the nation to discuss cyber security issues facing business and government,” says Major General Don Dunbar, Adjutant General and Wisconsin’s Homeland Security Advisor. “It will be a great opportunity to learn about the latest threats and develop partnerships.”

Some of the featured speakers include:

  • Dr. P.W. Singer- The bestselling author will discuss key trends emerging that will shape the world of technology and cybersecurity tomorrow.
  • Dan Lohrmann- Lohrmann is the Chief Security Officer and Chief Strategist for Security Mentor Inc.   He will highlight importance of securing devices in your government and business and what are the security challenges as we continue to move forward.
  • Terry Hect- Hect is the Director for Cybersecurity at AT&T and will cover how companies such as AT&T are meeting the challenges faced during these ongoing cyber attacks.
  • Bryon Franz- A Special Agent with the FBI will discuss the government’s role in protecting against cyber-attacks and the importance of government and private industry forming partnerships to protect intellectual property and trade secrets.
  • Sheldon Cuffie- Vice President of Information Risk Management at Northwestern Mutual will focus on the private sector and their enormous challenge of risk management and protecting against a cyber breach addressing their most critical asset, Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of their customers.


“The State of Wisconsin has made cybersecurity an important part of how we do business,” said Chief Information Officer of the State of Wisconsin, David Cagigal. “We know we still have a lot of work to do and by bringing business and government together at the summit – we can share best practices and develop those key relationships.”

Registration for the one day conference is now open. The Wisconsin Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit is coordinated by the Wisconsin Department of Administration and the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs.

To register go to this link

Jun 17 2016

DHS and FEMA Information

FEMA and its partners released the updated National Planning Frameworks for each mission area: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery. The National Planning Frameworks, which are part of the National Preparedness System, set the strategy and doctrine for building, sustaining, and delivering the core capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal of building a secure and resilient nation. For more information please refer to FEMA National Planning Frameworks.

The Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) has created a centralized web page called Hometown Security, to make it easier and more efficient for the public to find free useful community tools and resources about security protective measures. The Hometown Security page includes existing incident-preparedness tools as well as new resources including the attached fact sheet to help direct small and mid-sized business to free tools and resources. For more information please refer to DHS Hometown Security.

Oct 01 2009

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