For most emergency preparedness and security professionals, leading yourself, your team, and your program in today’s “everything presents a risk” environment has proven to be an exercise in survival. From the countless risks and incidents we are preparing for, responding to, and mitigating against, to the bureaucracy and budget limitations we must manage through. How does one go from just “surviving” in this environment to a state of “thriving”? This presentation will highlight real world risk management and leadership experiences that clearly demonstrate how properly executed business strategies and practices can in fact transition one’s self, team, and program from merely surviving to a state of organizational success and “thriving”.
Attendees will hear directly from the former EVP and CSO of Wells Fargo, who has taken his 27 years of high quality corporate experience and has identified the security leadership competencies that transcends organizations and industries. Through strong leadership, it is truly possible to develop and maintain a comprehensive program that effectively protects an organization’s people, assets, brand, and reputation.
- Attendees will learn how leadership is the key to success
- Attendees will gain insight into real world risk management practices
- Attendees will learn why programs must be holistic team sports
About Michael Bacon
Michael is a 27 year veteran of the corporate world of risk management, audit, fraud, security, HR, information security, and investigations. He left Wells Fargo in late in 2014 as the Executive Vice President and Chief Security Officer to start Rezolvrizk, a risk management resource firm specializing in assisting in the success of those who have a risk challenge or a program deficiency, but lack either the time, internal resources, or the expertise to properly address and rezolve. Michael works with companies across several industries assessing, analyzing, and resolving their risk challenges. Michael maintains certifications as a Certified Protection Professional, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and a Senior Professional in Human Resources. He has a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Texas / Arlington and an Executive Masters in General Business Administration from the University of Maryland.