NEW Webinar! Cybersecurity Virtual Tabletops: Ensure Success in the New Normal

With new work-from-home cybersecurity measures in place, a next logical step is to test the effectiveness of cyber incident response plans. But, you face new challenges in the “New Normal”:  conducting effective virtual cybersecurity tabletop exercises and ensuring your activation plans will work in a virtual world.


On Tuesday, September 1 at 2 PM ET, our expert panelists will provide recommendations for ensuring the success of virtual cybersecurity tabletop exercises and plan activations. They’ll explain how to:

    • Prepare for and lead an effective virtual exercise
    • Ensure engagement of participants in your virtual tabletop
    • Address the new obstacles to success in plan testing and activation
    • Objectively measure success

Case study examples and lessons learned will be included, and ample time will be allotted for live Q&A during the broadcast.


Session Speakers

Benjamin Gilbert, Cybersecurity Advisor – Region III (VA, DC, WV), Benjamin Gilbert
Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Gilbert serves as a Cybersecurity Advisor in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). He supports the Cybersecurity Advisor (CSA) program and CISA’s mission through the goal of strengthening the security, reliability and resilience of the Nation’s critical cyber infrastructure and serves in this role across the states of Virginia and West Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia.

As a CSA, Mr. Gilbert conducts various cyber preparedness, risk mitigation and incident response coordination activities though public and private partnerships and outreach efforts in support of CISA’s mission. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Gilbert had served as a senior analyst with the CSA program’s headquarters where he led the development of various tools used by the CSA program to measure and strengthen the cybersecurity management capabilities of critical infrastructure organizations.

Mr. Gilbert has been with CISA, and the Department of Homeland Security for over 10 years and has over 16 years of experience in cybersecurity spanning the commercial, federal civilian, and DoD communities. He currently holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification, the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification. Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Gilbert had served as an IT Specialist with the Virginia Army National Guard, and as an Airborne Infantryman in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.

Mark Houpt HOUPT, Chief Information Security Officer, DatabankMark Houpt
As Chief Information Security Officer of DataBank, Mark brings over 25 years of extensive information security and information technology experience in a wide range of industries and institutions. Mark joined DataBank in September of 2017 with the acquisition of Edge Hosting (CISO since 2015). In his leadership position, Mark’s responsibilities include strategic planning, oversight of security and compliance, as well as providing subject matter expertise for developing and maintaining a comprehensive, integrated information security and compliance program.

Mark is a successful and sought-after security speaker, blogger, podcaster, and entrepreneur. He has been responsible for security and compliance solutions at Fortune 50 financial and banking institutions, health care entities, the CTO in a higher education institution, a technical operations manager in a startup as well as the role he credits for starting it all, a Cryptologist with the U.S. Navy.

Ronnie Munn, CISSP, Chief Information Security Officer, MCPcRonnie Munn
Ronnie Munn brings more than 20 years of experience working in corporate IT security and consulting, specializing in the Healthcare and Legal verticals. At MCPc, he currently develops and maintains the company’s security governance model and risk strategies, protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets, oversees both threat and vulnerability management, and assists with the Security Operations Center (SOC) service catalogs. Ronnie leads MCPc’s Incident Response and Digital Forensics division and assists MCPc customers with cyber security incidents and breaches. Ronnie has been with MCPc for over 8 years. Prior to his role as Chief Information Security Officer, Ronnie specialized in advanced data center solution architectures focused on secure and innovative designs. Ronnie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems and is an active Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Ronnie is a recent graduate from the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) Cleveland Division Citizen’s Academy and is now part of the Alumni Association (FBICLECAAA).

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