Event – Incorporating Cyber-Security into your Business Resiliance Plan

June 20th, 2018 – The B2B Solutions Group Presents 3rd Weds Speaker Series


Incorporating Cyber-Security into your Business Resiliance Plan

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Resilience, Cyber-Security, and the Winning Formula

The Age of Resilience is Here

Cyber-attacks are a constant threat. The number of data breaches is large and the amount of customers affected is staggering. Data breaches are bad for business and can be even worse for customers. Largest cyber-attack related to consumers in the United States was the Equifax data breach that affected more than 145 million customers.

There was a 38% increase in security attacks on businesses and organizations from 2016 to 2017. It is rising every year. It is more than just computers and networks anymore. What is you company doing to protect itself? What are you doing to protect you and your families information? John Griffith will give you insight to help both in your business and personally.

Active Crisis and Emergency Response in businesses or public sector is a must in today’s environment. Today, all organizations must be ready and vigilant both in active shooter situations or in crisis due to weather. Lack of preparedness cost money and even more critical, lives. Every second counts.

Crisis Management programs require a unique skill set in order to fulfill the needs of an organization, satisfy requirements, and fit within a company’s culture. Vanessa Vaughn will be discussing ways you can equip your organization, while maintaining professional and lasting relationships.


John Griffith and Vanessa Vaughn


• Wednesday, June 20, 2018
• 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST


BECO Plaza Conference Center
9101 Southern Pine Boulevard
1st Floor
Charlotte, NC 28273

Lunch will be provided. Please email tserulneck@acuity.co if you have special meal needs.


John Griffith

John has an engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines, and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School. During his career, he has worked in the minerals and energy industries as an engineer, financial analyst, corporate development executive, chief operating officer, consultant and commodities trader. His last corporate role was as Director of Portfolio Optimization for Duke Energy, in which he traded coal and related commodities for the Duke Energy regulated utilities in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and the Carolinas.

John lives in Charlotte, with his wife of 30 years along with a son and twin daughters.

John is now the owner of TeamLogic IT of South Charlotte, offering a full range of IT services to small and medium businesses in the Charlotte Metro area.

Vanessa Vaughn

Vanessa is the Founder and Resilience Officer of Asfalis, a business resilience advisory firm, specializing in crisis management and business continuity. The Asfalis team works with customers who are concerned about the safety and security of their employees and customers, frustrated with data privacy concerns and regulations, and those who are tasked with doing more with less resources while bearing the weight of the company’s problems on their shoulders.

Vanessa’s background in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and a Business Continuity, positioned her to support organizations at all levels of government, corporate, and non-profit environments. In her diverse 10+ year career, she has gained experience in terrorism mitigation, policy writing, emergency operations centers, risk mitigation, long-term housing planning, and developing public-private partnerships.

Vanessa and team have worked with customers in aviation, manufacturing, retail, sports and entertainment, and transportation and logistics where they assist customers with creating a culture of resilience and minimize silos in the risk management framework.

Vanessa is 1 of 50 women selected as a China & U.S. State Department Global Innovation Fellow in 2017, and she was appointed to the City of Charlotte’s International Cabinet.

She earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, a Bachelors in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from Savannah State University, and she is a Certified Business Continuity Planner.

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