Boston, 2018 x2, MA
Oct. 15-16, 2018

Alan Byrum

Director of Business Continuity
Connect Consulting Services

Alan Byrum is an information technology consultant and IT disaster recovery and business continuity specialist at Connect Consulting Services. He joined the company in 2015, working directly with clients to develop critical components of their business resilience programs, including cyber security, IT disaster recovery, supply chain management, and business continuity plans.

Prior to joining the team at Connect Consulting Services, he spent more than 30 years in the information technology industry providing services in business continuity and disaster recovery for various companies and clients across the United States and Canada.

Alan has a bachelor’s of science degree from Eastern Kentucky University along with many industry-related professional trainings and certifications.

When he’s not working on client projects, you can usually find Alan hiking in the East Bay hills in California or at his desk reading and writing science fiction and epic fantasy. He lives in Berkeley, Calif., with his partner Eilish and their dog.

October 15, 2018
11:30am - 12:15pm
America Ballroom

Imagine that hackers hit your organization with ransomware and gain full access to your system. Are you prepared to respond quickly and effectively to maintain business continuity and protect patient safety? Or will you go down like the Titanic?

In this tabletop exercise, seasoned business continuity experts set the stage, alerting the “healthcare facility” that it has been hit by ransomware. Then over the next 40 minutes they’ll take attendees on a simulated exercise, outlining the critical steps required to respond successfully to the attack and maintain or restore business continuity as fast as possible.

As the speakers will make clear: Disaster planning is the difference between having the essential tools at your fingertips or not.

Key discussion points

  • How to proactively assess your facility and your business continuity program.
  • Discuss elements of an effective business continuity plan - people, processes, technology
  • How to operationalize the core elements of a business continuity plan.
  • Review CMS’s new emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid providers.

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