Disaster Communications: Planning, Executing, and Improvising a Communications Infrastructure When Everything Has Gone Terribly Wrong!

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This webinar occured on:  September 24, 2013

The most critical elements of a natural or man-made disaster plan are communications and logistics. The very nature of disasters, however, is a massive disruption to both. We will examine the multifaceted nature of disaster communication across phases of a disaster, learning from real-life incidents and planning for likely disruptions and response.

In this webinar, Major Greene will discuss:

  1. The Phases of a disaster.
  2. The likely (and unlikely) communications needs of government, military, first-responders, public health, volunteers, media, and victims.
  3. Telecommunications Infrastructure: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
  4. Hurricane Sandy: What went wrong, what went right, and how we will improve it. 

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Speaker:
Barry R. Greene, LTC, IN, NYG - Chief Information Officer/G-6

Major Barry R. Greene is the Chief Information Officer at Headquarters, New York Guard. He is also a certified instructor for emergency response programs currently administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, New York State Emergency Management Office, The U.S. Department of Transportation, and The U.S. Department of Energy. In 2008, he formally joined the faculty of the national MEMS Academy (Military Emergency Management Specialist) for which he is helping to develop two new certification courses in Radiological Disaster Response and Disaster Communications.

Previously, as President and Chief Information Security Officer of CSSI-Global, Major Greene implemented and supervised a secure operations center (SOC) monitoring over $2 billion annually in protected transactions. He consulted for Travelers Insurance, Sony Electronics, Yahoo, Toshiba, and Walmart.com, among others, and was called upon to advise the N.Y. Governor's staff on IT security procedures during the September 11, 2001 crisis.

Major Greene is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the world's largest security professionals' organization. His seminar: Tools and Techniques of a Cyber-Terrorist has been attended by security officers from LAPD, DCPD, FBI, FEMA, U.S. Army Special Forces, Verizon, Shell Oil, Boeing, and was featured on FOX news. Major Greene holds a B.A. from Norwich University: The Military College of Vermont and is currently serving his second elected term on the university's Alumni Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board of the Military Association of the State of New York and the Connecticut Governor's "eHealthConnecticut" collaborative.

Duration: 1 Hour


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