The San Diego Business Resilience Summit


May 17, 2016  |  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Schedule of Events:


8:00 – 8:45 a.m.   Registration and Breakfast



8:45 – 9:00 a.m.   Welcome and Opening Remarks



9:00 – 10:00 a.m. |  The Predator’s View: The Imperative for Critical Infrastructure Resilience

                                      Keynote Speaker: Jeff Gaynor, InfraGard National Members Alliance


As headlines clearly document, America’s efficient but decaying and overstressed critical infrastructures have become increasingly exploitable and consequence amplifying targets over the past two decades. In early 2005, Jeff created and directed the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s (HSAC) Critical Infrastructure Task Force. Its January 2006 report is recognized as “The Foundational US Government document on Critical Infrastructure Resilience.” Since then, there has been much discussion surrounding Critical Infrastructure Resilience (CIR) but slight progress achieving it. Addressing these realities, Jeff will discuss Infrastructure Warfare history, the “predator’s view” of America’s increasingly cyber-reliant critical infrastructures and the mounting dangers they pose to the nation’s safety, security, quality of life and future. Appropriately, Jeff will identify the operationally proven, nationally comprehensive mindsets, metrics, methodologies and capabilities required to achieve and sustain CIR.


Jeff Gaynor is a retired Army Colonel and Silver Star recipient. His service ranged from foxholes to Intelligence Battalion Command, to the White House as the Communications Security Officer for Presidents’ Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. Upon his retirement, Jeff became the Principal Action Officer for creation of the Defense-wide Information Assurance Program. Appointed a Defense Intelligence Senior Executive, he directed Defense Department Year 2000 (Y2K) operations. The immediate Past President of the InfraGard Atlanta Members Alliance, Jeff now serves on the Board of Directors of the InfraGard National Members Alliance.



10:00 – 12:00 p.m. | Held Hostage: Ransomware Table Top Exercise

                                   ACP, InfraGard & the San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center


American businesses are bracing for a surge in ransomware, the fastest-growing cybersecurity threat. In 2014, the FBI received over 2,400 ransomware complaints, with an estimated loss of $24 million. High-profile network attacks are a profitable business for cyber criminals, making it critical to prepare for this crisis scenario. ACP, InfraGard San Diego and the San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center have developed a TTX to test the readiness of your leadership, crisis management and IT teams when you find yourself unwittingly held hostage.



 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch, Networking and Vendor Showcase



1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Putting Your DR Infrastructure in the Cloud

                                   Keith Gregorio, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP


Cloud DR as a service (DRaaS) provides a myriad of measurable benefits to organizations, from improved security, latency and resilience to reductions in the cost of ownership of your network infrastructure. Get an insightful look into Cloud DRaaS and learn how to successfully incorporate it into your business continuity strategies.



2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Business Continuity Best Practices: Technologies and Tools

                                   Richard Cooper, Arbor Continuity 


Best practices help businesses acquire and deploy the right business continuity, risk and notification tools - on time, on budget, and in sync with other corporate initiatives. Having been part of the RFP, selection and deployment of over 50 projects as a buyer, seller and implementer, Rich will offer important insight into the scoping, selection and implementation of tools and technologies, so you can make the right strategic decisions for your organization.



3:00 – 3:45 p.m. | PG&E Metcalf Substation Shooting Incident

                                   Ron Shankles, Sempra Energy 


On April 16, 2013, unknown suspects methodically attacked the Metcalf Substation in San Jose, California with high- powered rifles. The shooting incident resulted in a $30 million restoration project that disabled 17 large transformers and other related electrical equipment. Incredibly there were no outages; however the incident resulted in a nationwide hardening of physical security for electrical substations. The investigation has not resulted in the identification of any known terrorist or extremist groups. The FBI has determined this attack to be a major vandalism incident. Ron will provide a detailed presentation on the nature of the attack and the aftermath.

Benefits for Attendees: 

  • Locally-focused and timely material

  • Local workshop at minimal cost

  • CEU's for certifications - CBCP, CEM, CISSP, MBCI


NOTE:  Cash and checks only collected at the door (or pay online when you register). No-shows will be billed to the person registered. If you must cancel, we will miss you. No cancellations accepted after Noon, May 6th. To cancel, please email our Treasurer.

Seats are limited - Register today!


$12 - ACP Members and InfraGard Members
$25 - Non-Members

**  Includes breakfast and lunch **