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The Role of Emergency Management in Cybersecurity

August 29, 2023 Eric Holdeman / Chris Volmer Season 4 Episode 34
The Role of Emergency Management in Cybersecurity
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Disaster Zone
The Role of Emergency Management in Cybersecurity
Aug 29, 2023 Season 4 Episode 34
Eric Holdeman / Chris Volmer

Emergency management has traditionally been dealing with natural disasters and sometimes human caused disasters like hazardous materials. In recent years the issue of cybersecurity has become much more prominent as an issue. The podcast guest this week is Chris D. Volmer who is currently serving as the cyber & infrastructure security manager for the Idaho Office of Emergency Management, responsible for implementing whole of state programs and policies designed to protect SLTT networks and all 16 sectors of Critical Infrastructure. Prior to this role, Chris specialized in traditional mass care operations with both the State of Idaho and the American Red Cross, serving in leadership positions on multiple national level disaster response operations. Additionally, Chris continues to serve his country as a senior enlisted advisor in the United States Army Reserve. He is an Idaho native and graduated from Boise State University with an emphasis on law enforcement administration. The conference mentioned in the podcast is: 2023 Idaho Office of Emergency Management's Annual Preparedness and Cybersecurity Conference in Boise, ID on October 24th-26th.

Dynamis, a leading provider of information management software and security solutions, is a sponsor of this podcast.

Eric Holdeman is a professional emergency manager who is passionate about providing information that can help families, businesses & governments become better prepared for disasters of all types. Hear first hand expert insights from Eric on his Podcast, Blog & EricHoldeman.com.



Show Notes

Emergency management has traditionally been dealing with natural disasters and sometimes human caused disasters like hazardous materials. In recent years the issue of cybersecurity has become much more prominent as an issue. The podcast guest this week is Chris D. Volmer who is currently serving as the cyber & infrastructure security manager for the Idaho Office of Emergency Management, responsible for implementing whole of state programs and policies designed to protect SLTT networks and all 16 sectors of Critical Infrastructure. Prior to this role, Chris specialized in traditional mass care operations with both the State of Idaho and the American Red Cross, serving in leadership positions on multiple national level disaster response operations. Additionally, Chris continues to serve his country as a senior enlisted advisor in the United States Army Reserve. He is an Idaho native and graduated from Boise State University with an emphasis on law enforcement administration. The conference mentioned in the podcast is: 2023 Idaho Office of Emergency Management's Annual Preparedness and Cybersecurity Conference in Boise, ID on October 24th-26th.

Dynamis, a leading provider of information management software and security solutions, is a sponsor of this podcast.

Eric Holdeman is a professional emergency manager who is passionate about providing information that can help families, businesses & governments become better prepared for disasters of all types. Hear first hand expert insights from Eric on his Podcast, Blog & EricHoldeman.com.