Title: Building a Security Resilience Exercise Program Webinar
CPE: 1 hour
Abstract: Archer’s Nick Weber discussed how to build a security resilience exercise program. Many exercise programs start and end with paper drills but never truly get to tabletop or team training exercises. This presentation worked through common hurdles with tactics and tips to overcome those challenges. Participants learned how to build support across the organization for meaningful exercises, develop and implement your strategic plan, and transition their program into a sustainable steady-state activity.
Speaker: Nick Weber, Archer, Managing Partner, CISSP, PCI, PSP, Security+, CBRM, CBRA
Nick Weber has worked in the security field for over 20 years. He currently serves a Managing Partner at Archer. Prior to joining Archer, he served as Security Manager of Grant Public Utility District, Cyber. Mr. Weber also worked for the WECC as a Cyber and Physical Security Auditor, at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a Critical Infrastructure Assessment Team Leader and later an Energy Sector Specialist. As an Assessment Team Leader he conducted security and resilience assessments at critical infrastructure sites across the United States. As an Energy Sector Specialist he worked to develop and leverage relationships with critical infrastructure stakeholders and government agencies to increase the resilience of the nation’s most critical assets. Nick served as a Cavalry officer for 14 years in the Army Reserve and National Guard, most recently leading a Cyber Network Defense team.
Mr. Weber enjoys nonprofit leadership, including his current tenure as President of the University of Idaho Alumni Association Board of Directors. He currently serves as ASIS International Community Vice President supporting the Investigations, Banking and Finance, and Crime Prevention Communities. He has completed terms as chair of ASIS International’s Utilities Security Community Steering Committee, as a member of the DHS Dams Sector Coordinating Council, Vice Chair of the WECC Physical Security Working Group, and Athletic Director of the Salt Lake City Chapter of Team Red, White, and Blue, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting veterans to their community through physical and social activity.
He holds the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University and has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Idaho. He was selected as a member of the Security Systems News 20 Under 40 class of 2014 and currently holds the Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Physical Security Professional (PSP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), CompTIA Security+, Certified Business Resilience Manager, and Certified Business Resilience Auditor certifications.