Wednesday, June 27, 2018

11,000 Cyber Security Jobs in Georgia Remain Vacant

Coastal Regional Commission is Partnering with Mile2™ to Address the Crisis.

Savannah, GA – June 25, 2018: Recent events have proven just how vulnerable Georgia really is to cyber attacks launched by malicious hackers. In February, an attack against the City of Savannah crippled employees of Chatham County’s Recorder’s Court, while a separate attack against the City of Hinesville took government phone systems and email offline. One month later in March, a ransomware attack brought the City of Atlanta to its knees, and is expected to cost taxpayers more than $3 million to restore and replace IT infrastructure.

Despite these glaring vulnerabilities, almost 11,000 cyber security jobs in the State of Georgia remain vacant. The reason? There aren’t enough qualified candidates with the proper training to fill the open positions.

The Coastal Regional Commission of Georgia recognizes the seriousness of this staffing crisis and has partnered with Mile2 to provide nationally-recognized cyber security training and certifications to public and private organizations within its area of operation.

The CRC is a multi-county planning and development agency that serves municipal and county governments in 10 counties and 35 cities. The region encompasses the six coastal counties, four inland counties, and has a total land area of over 5,110 square miles. “Cyber security issues will not go away,” says Allen Burns, the Executive Director of CRC in Darien, GA. “The responsibility is on employers to educate employees in good cyber habits to protect themselves and business operations from malicious actors.”

Michael Kaplan, a Partner Development Manager and Cyber Security Instructor for Mile2, will be training CRC staff as instructors and supporting CRC in its launch as a Mile2 Authorized Training Center. “The 24/7 news cycle has brought the topic of cyber security from the basement to the Boardroom,” says Kaplan, “and in the process, has also revealed it touches everyone in between.”

The partnership between Coastal Regional Commission and Mile2 will create a cyber security training capability in the region not previously available, benefiting individuals and organizations at local, county and state levels. This workforce development initiative will also support the Georgia Senate’s designation of Savannah as an official technology corridor, and work to reduce the State’s critical staffing shortage of 11,000 cyber security professionals.

Source / June 27, 2018

Recent events have proven just how vulnerable Georgia is to cyber-attacks. This partnership will prove how committed Coastal Regional Commission and Mile2 are to safeguarding Georgia residents from attacks like these in the future.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Earn Your C)DRE Cyber Security Certification in JULY!

Registration CLOSES on July 19, 2018


Coastal Regional Commission of Georgia
1181 Coastal Drive SW, Darien, GA 31305

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning is the process of having a professional work with a business to prepare processes, policies, and procedures to follow in case of a disruption. The comprehensive Mile2 Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer certification course goes beyond traditional BCP training - preparing students for industry certification in Business Continuity planning and presenting the latest methodologies and best practices for real-world systems recovery. Students will receive a solid foundation of instruction that will enable them to create meaningful business continuity plans.

This certification course has been validated by the NSA for: CNSS-4016, National Information Assurance Training Standards for Risk Analysis. This course maps to ISO 22301 Lead Auditor and Implementer.



Michael I. Kaplan is a Mile2 Partner Development Manager, certified Cyber Security Instructor, and a passionate advocate for military veteran issues with 21 years of experience in the security industry. His industry areas of specialization are Program Management and Implementation, IT Risk Assessment, and Information Systems Audit / Compliance. He also has a high degree of expertise regarding conformance to Cyber Security Frameworks including HIPAA Compliance (HITECH, GAPP), NIST SP 800 Series, ISO 27000 Series, PCI-DSS, SSAE 16 (SOC1, SOC2), and FedRAMP.


1. Intro to Disaster Recovery Training

6. Implementation Phase

2. Business Impact Analysis

7. BCP Testing and Exercises

3. Risk Analysis

8. Plan Maintenance and Updates

4. BCP Design and Development

9. Pandemic Responses and Strategies

5. IT Recovery Strategies

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Module 1: Welcome to Disaster Recovery Training

Introduction to Business Continuity Planning

Purpose of a BCP / DRP Program
What is a Disaster?

BCP Overview
What is a Critical Business Function?

Challenges to Effective BCP
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)

BCP Planning Phases
The Importance of BCP

The Role of Project Initiation in the BCP Process
Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP)

Project Initiation Phase
Emergency Response

BCP / DRP Life Cycle
BCP / DRP Trends


Module 2: Business Impact Analysis

BCP Planning Model

BIA Process – Capacity and Performance
BCP Planning Phases

BIA Objectives
Where does BIA fit into the Process?

BIA Tools
What is a BIA?

Launching a Kick-Off Meeting
BIA Scope, Goals, and Objectives

Preparing for BIA Interviews
BIA Terminology

Conducting BIA Interviews
Maximum Tolerable Downtime

Implementing BIA
Recovery Point Objective

Notes on Data Collection
Recovery Time Objective

Identifying Dependencies
Recovery Time Examples

Finalizing Data Analysis
BIA Process

The BIA Report
BIA Process – Disaster Mode Staffing

Making BIA Presentations to Senior Management

Module 3: Risk Analysis

BCP Planning Model

Business Process Inventory
BCP Planning Phases

Business Process Documentation
Where does Risk Analysis fit into the Process?

The Statement of Risk
Functional Requirements

Annualized Loss Expectancy (ALE)
Threats to the Business Process

Risk Control Definition
Causes of Unplanned Downtime

Identifying Existing Controls
Examples of Risk

Physical Controls
Risk Analysis Terminology

Risk Analysis
Physical Controls

Risk Assessment Report
Risk Analysis Activities

Compiling a Risk Assessment Report
Inventory Exposure

Risk Analysis Summary

Module 4: Design and Development Phase (BCP Strategies)

BCP Planning Model

ER Sources for Assistance
BCP Planning Phases

BCP Design
Where do BCP Strategies fit into the Process?

Alternative Recovery Sites
BCP Strategy Process

Selecting Vendors for BCP/DRP Services
BCP Strategies

Site Recovery and Resumption
Where does BIA fit into the Process?

Restoration of the Primary Site
Design and Development Phase

Returning to the Primary Site
BCP Design

Continuity Strategy - Insurance
Emergency Response and Operations

Evaluating Insurance Terms
Emergency Response Components

BCP Design
Developing Emergency Response Procedures

Section Summary

Module 5: IT Recovery Strategies

BCP Planning Model

Telecommunications Strategies
BCP Planning Phases

Alternative Recovery Sites
Where does IT Strategy fit into the Process?

Internal and Vendor BCP/DRP Services
IT Recovery Strategy Process

Selecting Vendors for BCP/DRP Services
IT Recovery Strategies

Evaluating Vendors of BCP/DRP Resources
Examples of IT Recovery

Critical Factors
Tape Vault Facilities

IT Recovery Strategy Assessment
Disk Back-Ups

IT Recovery Strategies
Replicated Disk Back-Ups

BCP Planning Phases
Deduplicated and Replicated Back-Ups

DRP Plan Development
Data Archiving

DRP Design
Systems Replication

Section Summary
Application Redundancy

Module 6: Implementation Phase

BCP Planning Model

Installation and Configuration
BCP Planning Phases

Creating Detailed Documentation
Where does BIA fit into the Process?

Implementing Operational Changes
Where does Implementation fit into the Process?

Procuring Facilities and Services
Implementation of BCP

Awareness and Training Overview
Responsibility for BCP Implementation

Awareness Programs
Determining Cost Estimates

Training Programs
Management Approval and Funding

Section Summary

Module 7: Testing and Exercises

BCP Planning Model

Progression of Testing Types
BCP Planning Phases

Testing Participants
Where do Testing and Drills fit into the Process?

Test Script Examples
Testing and Exercise Phase

Testing Post-Mortem
Testing and Drills Overview

Section Summary

Module 8: Maintenance and Updating

BCP Planning Model

Maintenance and Schedule Budgets
BCP Planning Phases

Software Tools for Maintenance
Where does Maintenance fit into the Process?

Input Criteria for Planned Maintenance
Maintenance Policies and Procedures

Plan Distribution and Security
Maintenance Planning

Section Summary

Module 9: Pandemics

What is a Pandemic?

Communications Strategies
Pandemic Frequency

HR Travel Policies
Effects of Pandemics on Business

Physical Resources Overview
Who Should Plan for Pandemic Influenza?

Contamination Overview
Developing a Disaster Plan

Pandemics – Work from Home
Developing a Planning Checklist

Section Summary

Module 10: Conclusion and Review

Course Review, Q & A

Proctored Certification Examination


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