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Practical Incident Response: An Interactive Tabletop Exercise

John D. Flory, Bruce Cheney, Chandra Whitley, Jenny Holmes

Join us for this interactive incident response exercise- testing what you are doing right and wrong in your security program.

With the growing threat of security incidents, the support community is often at the center of activity when news breaks of potential threats or suspected data breaches in our own organizations. It is critical for all organizations to have a plan for managing potential and real incidents! Whether you have a security plan and want to validate it or don’t have a plan and want ideas on where to get started, this is a great opportunity for you.


John Flory HeadshotJohn D. Flory III, recognized cyber security expert, will be sharing his insight and experience in the realm of physical, social and cyber security concepts. During John’s 26 year tenure in the security field he has spoken at numerous conferences including keynotes at the Symantec Global Conference, New York State School Boards Association, New York Bankers Association, New York Tech Summit, New York State Department of Homeland Security forum and several other diverse venues. John’s hands on security experience dealing with real time cyber security attacks and remediation offers a valuable resource to organizations cyber preparation. John’s leading edge approach has allowed him to help create human firewalls as one of the key pillars of defense.

Bruce Cheney HeadshotBruce Cheney’s certification list reads like a scroll. His strong and practical knowledge of technology from Layer 1 through Layer 7 make Bruce a powerful force in finding and reducing cybersecurity risks for organizations of all sizes and geographies. Bruce has the skills to deploy, train, and troubleshoot myriad technology solutions, as well as explain to organizations how to secure those solutions. Bruce has years of experience under his belt in professional training on complex IT topics, so making sense of complex topics is right up his alley. At Cyberstone, Bruce is a thought leader and expert at finding chinks in companies’ armor and explaining how to fix them.

Chandra Whitley HeadshotChandra Whitley has been empowering people to transform and succeed within the technology and cybersecurity space for the past 15 years at TAG Solutions. With a goal of being customer obsessed and intimate, all efforts are focused on driving success within the client base. She has tirelessly worked at making sure business needs and solutions are tied together. Her experience spans the financial, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and education verticals- with a single goal of building a community of thoughtful leaders that can share amongst each other. She regularly leads Executive Roundtables at the TAG office and has been a part of several communities including, but not limited to, NYBA, Rochester Security Summit, NYSHFA, NYSCAL and SIM.

Jenny Holmes HeadshotJenny Holmes is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Corporate group and a member of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection team, developing and implementing system-wide privacy and security plans and advising on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and California’s Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. She also creates response plans in the aftermath of a data breach and coordinates remediation and response efforts in compliance with state and federal laws. Jenny graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law in 2015 and earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in 2012.