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Cybersecurity Virtual Tabletops:  Ensure Success in the New Normal

Cybersecurity Virtual Tabletops: Ensure Success in the New Normal

  • September 1, 2020
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
  • Virtual

Free On-Demand Webinar

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.

Join DataBank and our friends at Apptega and MCPC as we explore how to ensure the success of virtual cybersecurity tabletop exercises and plan activations. DataBank’s CISO, Mark Houpt, will join expert panelists Ronnie Munn from Apptega and Ben Gilbert from the Department of Homeland Security for this conversation that will include the following discussion points:”

Key Discussion Points

  • Preparing for and leading an effective virtual exercise
  • Addressing the new obstacles to success in plan testing and activation
  • Objectively measuring success


About the Speakers

Benjamin Gilbert
Cybersecurity Advisor | Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Mr. 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_DataBankMark Houpt
Chief Information Security Officer | MS-ISA, CISSP, CCSP, CEH(v9) CHFI
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 comprehensive, integrated information security, and compliance programs.

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 v2Ronnie Munn, CISSP
Chief Information Security Officer | MCPc
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).

  • September 1, 2020
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
  • Virtual
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