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(ISC)2 Twin Cities October Meeting – Cyber Insurance

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Thursday November 17 , 2016 – 3 to 5 pm

Loffler Companies

1101 East 78th Street Bloomington, MN 55420  Map link

If you have questions about Cyber Insurance, this is a must attend meeting for you.  Keith Burkhardt, Jon Deissner, and Mark Engel from Kraus Anderson Insurance will be on-hand to present some information about cyber insurance and to take your questions. The presentation will provide an interactive exploration of key elements that contribute to an organization’s cyber resilience strategy. Participants will be challenged to consider how critical data is valued and managed by all stakeholders within an organization as well as how they would respond in the event that data, or access to it, was compromised.

Keith Burkhardt, Director of Business Development

Keith Burkhardt, Vice President is responsible for Kraus-Anderson’s agency growth strategies including product development throughout all market sectors, for talent acquisition and M&A. recently, Mr. Burkhardt has developed Cyber Risk Strategies for the Agency Customers that unites Cyber Security Vendors, the FBI, and Insurance. He was recently quoted ‘…It’s gotten to the point where a company’s data may be more valuable than the company itself. Much of the insurance industry is just starting to deal with this fact…

Previously Burkhardt was regional managing director of Wells Fargo Insurance Services, leading its 22 Upper Midwest operations and Minneapolis office for 9 years. During that period he lead National initiatives for Wells Fargo Insurance in Healthcare, Public Entity and Higher Education. He also served as managing director of Bloomington-based Acordia, developing its agency operations and market positioning; and as senior vice president of Memphis-based Sedgwick , directing its energy, transportation and healthcare production teams. In addition to his leadership roles, His experience ranges from 25 plus years working with Lloyd’s of London to managing and consulting on large claim events in excess of $20 million and up . He is a past member of the Chicago Lloyd’s Broker Association.

Burkhardt earned a B.A. in Economics from Southern Methodist University (SMU) and a B.B.A. in Finance from SMU – Cox School of Busines


Marc Engel, Risk Management Consultant

 Marc is a Business Consultant with Kraus-Anderson Risk Management Services. He focuses on the proprietary programs offered through the agency, providing competitive advantages to Kraus-Anderson’s clients. These services include a workers’ compensation program called COMPTROL, HR functions, and K-A’s Cyber-risk and resiliency offerings. He also spends time on the property/casualty side of the agency, working with new clients to make sure they are in the best possible position when it comes to their insurance needs.


Jon Diessner, New Business Development

Jon Diessner is a commercial property/casualty agent focused on developing and fostering client relationships by helping to execute innovative risk management solutions. Mr. Diessner works with clients in the technology sector that seek to control costs, improve overall account performance and ultimately reduce financial risk.


There will not be a meeting in December.  Please keep an eye out for information about our January Holiday Social.

(ISC)2 National Organization to Provide CISSP Training in Twin Cities

(ISC)2 have upcoming classes in Minneapolis the weeks of January 9th and February 20th; these are the only times that they will be offered to the general public in the Twin Cities next year!  To see a schedule of their upcoming classroom-based CISSP training seminars, visit http://tinyurl.com/oulhbsr.  Please note: CISSP training seminars we co-run with Training Camp are for the five-day training seminar OR the six-day boot camp; you can register for either format of training.

The promotional cost* for the five-day format of the classroom-based training seminar on its own is $2,195.00 (early registration rate is normally $2,495.00).  Our five-day onsite CISSP CBK training seminars run from Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm with a break for lunch.  Candidates who attend the five-day format of training provide their own meals and sit for the exam separately.  The CISSP exam takes place at Pearson Vue regularly so you can choose to schedule it on a date and at a location that’s convenient for you.  Visit http://www.pearsonvue.com/isc2/ to register an account and/or to register for an exam.

The six-day boot camp includes training Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until about 7:00 pm, a Saturday morning class from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, and the exam on Saturday afternoon (waitlist, limited availability for the exam onsite; most students sit for the exam separately at Pearson Vue).  The promotional price* of the boot camp is $3,595.00.  Continental breakfast and lunch is provided.  Additionally, there is an option for hotel accommodations; please let me know if you need pricing information.

Official (ISC)2 Training Seminars are conducted only by (ISC)2 certified instructors, each of whom is up-to-date on the latest information security-related developments, is an expert in the specific domains, and has completed an extensive certification process by (ISC)2.  Included with the training seminar is the Official (ISC)2 CISSP Training Seminar Student Handbook which you’ll use to follow along with the class.  Also included with registration is our Education Guarantee.  If candidates do not pass the (ISC)2 certification exam on their first attempt after attending our training seminar, the candidate can attend a second CBK training seminar at no additional cost (within one year from the end of training seminar).  The Education Guarantee covers the cost of a second five-day onsite or Live Online CBK training seminar only.

When you are ready to move forward and register for the training seminar or boot camp, please contact Joel Goldstein directly at 703-637-4431.  (ISC)2 accepts three forms of payment – credit card, check, or wire transfer.  Joel can process your credit card payment and registration over the phone.  If you would like to pay via check or wire transfer, please let Joel know and he will provide payment instructions.


Joel Goldstein
Certification Consultant

(ISC)2, Inc. 311 Park Place Blvd., Suite 400 Clearwater, FL 33759
Office:    +1 (703) 637-4431
www.isc2.org | jgoldstein@isc2.org