Daniel Ziesmer, will be presenting at the 8th Annual Colorado Springs Peak Cyber Forum (formerly the Technology and Training Forum, or CSTTF), being held in Colorado Springs, CO, August 22-23.

Daniel will be presenting the topic, “From Tactical to Practical: Getting Incident Response Right“.

It seems that everyone talks about the importance of incident response plans and tabletop exercises, but the content is often lacking, and it seems no one ever mentions what should (and does) really happen when an actual incident occurs. If you don’t know what should be addressed, how can you be sure that a plan and exercises are adequate? In this session, the presenter walks through a real incident response event to present timelines, conversations, and the practical issues that need to be addressed. The nontechnical side of incident response will be especially considered, including the conversations that need to happen with executive managers, legal counsel, compliance, and regulators. Names and places have been changed to protect the guilty.

The conference is free for military/government personnel (all those with a .mil or .gov e-mail address) and members of the Colorado Springs (COS) ISSA Chapter. Otherwise, the conference is $250 for everyone else!

Here’s a little hint: If you are already a member of ISSA and another chapter, you can add the COS Chapter to this year’s current membership for a mere $25 so you too can effectively attend ‘free’.  In fact, becoming an ISSA member and COS Chapter together is only $120.  Becoming a member of ISSA costs less than 50% of registration, and gives you all the benefits of membership too!

All of the details on the conference can be found here.