2018 01 08 - CT-18 IPM Slides

CTM speaks at healthcare cybersecurity community meeting

Brendan Applegate, Deputy Director for Planning at GT2’s Center for Threat Management spoke on the topic of information superiority during a webinar conducted by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The webinar was part of the Healthcare Cybersecurity Community’s monthly webinar series, which seeks to bring awareness about current events and critical issues in cybersecurity.

Mr. Applegate’s briefing focused on the use of information superiority as a tool to protect and increase the resilience of healthcare information and infrastructure against the evolving threat of cyber attack. Through effective collaboration in collection, analysis, and dissemination of threat information throughout the healthcare community, as well as concerted efforts to deny a cyber adversary the same abilities, healthcare organizations can maintain an edge over disruption of critical services, manipulation of and denial of access to information, and risks to life safety. Many of the insights provided were the result of previous programs conducted by the CTM team across the country in the areas of cyber threat awareness, consequence management, and information sharing.

Mr. Applegate is a recognized subject matter expert in the planning and conduct of operational research programs to evaluate asymmetric threats and the complex interdisciplinary strategies implemented to manage them. Mr. Applegate leverages more than fifteen years of work with the U.S. Navy in the areas of systems engineering, test and evaluation, and field experimentation to communicate the concept of information superiority and the ways it might be leveraged as a strategy to address the cyber threat.

For more information on the HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Community, please visit their website at: http://www.himss.org/get-involved/community/cybersecurity

2018 01 08 - CT-18 IPM Slides

CTM speaks at San Diego-area cyber security conference

Brendan Applegate, Deputy Director for Planning at GT2’s Center for Threat Management participated as a panel speaker at Cyberfest 2016, a cyber security conference held at the Hilton La Jolla-Torrey Pines hotel in San Diego, California on October 27. Cyberfest 2016 was the fourth annual cyber security conference produced by the Securing Our eCity Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating a safe and secure digital neighborhood.

Mr. Applegate participated in a panel discussion entitled “Surviving a Cyber Disaster,” which focused on mitigation of a cyber attack’s ability to cripple a business. Panelists discussed topics including ways in which the cyber threat is unique with respect to disaster preparedness, the importance of cyber incident response plans, resources for small and medium-sized businesses to begin planning and preparation to survive a large-scale cyber attack, and the ever-present human factor in implementation of effective cyber security. Many of these insights were the result of a 2013 cyber threat awareness, response, and recovery program conducted by the CTM team in San Diego, in partnership with Securing Our eCity and the City of San Diego.

Mr. Applegate is a recognized subject matter expert in the planning and conduct of operational research programs to evaluate asymmetric threats and the complex interdisciplinary strategies implemented to manage them. Mr. Applegate leverages more than fifteen years of work with the U.S. Navy in the areas of systems engineering, test and evaluation, and field experimentation to communicate the nature of the cyber threat and effective measures to prevent and mitigate the effects of an attack.

For more information about CyberFest 2016, please visit the SOeC website: https://securingourecity.org/cyberfest-2016#scd

2018 01 08 - CT-18 IPM Slides

CTM speaks at Los Angeles-area pastors conference

Scott Brewer, Deputy Director for Operations at GT2’s Center for Threat Management addressed a group of more than 500 pastors and clergy at the “Impact 16” Pastors Conference, held at Azusa Pacific University on October 11. Impact 16 was the fifth annual pastors conference sponsored by KKLA, a faith-based radio station owned and operated by the Salem Media Group serving the greater Los Angeles area.

Mr. Brewer gave a brief introduction outlining the current threat landscape as it applied to faith-based organizations and led a more detailed breakout discussion focusing on safety, security, and planning considerations. The breakout included topics such as physical security, cyber security, threat assessment emergency planning, and specialized responses to incidents such as an active shooter.

Mr. Brewer is a recognized subject matter expert in the areas of emergency planning, response, and management and a leader in advocating for increased security and preparedness resources at faith-based institutions nationwide. Mr. Brewer leverages his extensive experience and lessons learned during more than two decades of work on U.S. Navy, state and local government, and private sector security assessment, planning, and exercise programs to communicate the most effective strategies to manage risk based on complex threats to safety and security.

For more information about the Impact 16 Pastors Conference, please visit the KKLA website: http://www.kkla.com/impact-2016