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Upcoming - ISC2: SecureBoston-Healthcare2016

WHO: Peter Bamber, CISA, CRISC, CISSP,  vice president, Information Security Consulting Services for Security Management Partners

WHAT: Will present a session titled, "Incident Response Plan - Are you prepared?" during the ISC2: SecureBoston-Healthcare 2016 event. 

WHEN: The event will take place on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT. Bamber is scheduled to speak at 2:00 p.m. EDT. 

WHERE:  Marriott Courtyard, 275 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass. 

WHAT:  With the constantly changing threat landscape – is your organization prepared with an Incident Response Plan that will work? During the ISC2: SecureBoston-Healthcare 2016 event, Peter Bamber, CISA, CRISC, CISSP of Security Management Partners will speak about past experiences with breach and forensic investigations. In this day and age, it is not a question of IF an incident will occur but rather when it will occur. Bamber will discuss ways that organizations can properly prepare an Incident Response Plan to best handle these situations. 

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And next Thursday, October 9 at The Bank Summit 2014 don't miss Peter Bamber, CISA, CRISC, CISSP, Vice President, Information Security Consulting Services, for Security Management Partners present "Cybersecurity Preparedness and the FFIEC Cybersecurity Intitiative at 10:15 a.m. EDT. Learn more here:

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