MHA Consulting, Inc. (MHA), a leader in Business Continuity Planning, announced that CEO Michael Herrera will present Exercise Your Way to DR/Cyber Threat Testing Zen: How to Conduct a Real-World Cyber Threat  Exercise, a DRJ Webinar Series event sponsored by Carbonite, on September 27, 2017.

Zen, as defined by the Urban Dictionary, is a total state of focus that incorporates a togetherness of body and mind. Real-world DR/Cyber threat testing and exercises require a state of togetherness of corporate body and mind (e.g., Information Technology, Business Continuity, Crisis/Incident Management, Communications, and Senior Management) to be integrated to be successful. So, how do we achieve this Zen? Is it possible? Our webinar will focus on the key steps and actions to defining the scope, assumptions, objectives, and scenarios that incorporate the togetherness of critical areas of the organization, validate key plans, and challenge the teams in a manner that will achieve the “Zen” necessary to build confidence in our organization. The Zen of DR/Cyber Threat Testing is achievable; however, it takes careful planning that ensures that the purpose of the testing is not just about Information Technology but the organization as a whole and its ability to service its customers and stakeholders.

“For years, we’ve been working with clients to assure the availability of services,” said Michael Herrera. “I am thrilled to have this opportunity to partner with the Disaster Recovery Journal and Carbonite to discuss how to focus on those things that you can control to achieve Zen through cyber threat exercising.”

ABOUT US

A privately held company located in Phoenix, Arizona, MHA is a proven leader in Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Recovery Planning, IT best practices, and data center moves. Since 1999, we have helped protect trillions of dollars in global-market assets across an expansive range of companies and industries in the United States and abroad. MHA provides Business Continuity Management services that offer solutions that assist organizations with the analysis, development, implementation, and ongoing performance of plans that ensure the availability of critical business processes and Information Technology systems. We assist our clients in maintaining continuous operation of their critical business processes and IT resources – as well as meeting compliance requirements, reducing risk, and instilling investor confidence – all through effective and efficient continuity planning and execution.

Michael Herrera is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MHA. In his role, Michael provides global leadership to the entire set of industry practices and horizontal capabilities within MHA. Under his leadership, MHA has become a leading provider of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services to organizations on a global level. He is also the founder of BCMMETRICS, a leading cloud based tool designed to assess business continuity compliance and residual risk. Michael is a well-known and sought after speaker on Business Continuity issues at local and national contingency planner chapter meetings and conferences. Prior to founding MHA, he was a Regional VP for Bank of America, where he was responsible for Business Continuity across the southwest region.

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Carbonite provides data protection solutions for businesses and the IT professionals who serve them. The Carbonite solution suite provides a full complement of backup, disaster recovery, high availability and migration solutions for any size business in locations around the world, all supported by secure and scalable global cloud infrastructure.