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    HR's role in Cyber Security

    Date: June 10, 2015, 11:15am – 1:30pm
    Par-a-Dice Hotel
    7 Blackjack Boulevard
    East Peoria, Illinois 61611
    $40.00 Non-members; $25 Members; $15.00 Students
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    Cybercrime is a growing concern for companies of all sizes, with hacking and data breaches now a common occurrence in the business world.  The severity of individual cyber-attacks varies greatly, but the impact on business is almost always damaging.  First there is the wasted time and financial cost that results from an incident such as this, with normal business suspended until the situation can be resolved. Then there is the need for businesses to redouble their security efforts to ensure that there are no more points of vulnerability in their IT network.  But potentially even more harmful is the damage to an organization’s credibility. If a company gains a reputation for being unable to store its customers’ information securely, the campaign to win back consumer trust becomes enormously difficult.

    HR professionals have a critical role to play in building their business’ defenses against an attack. The HR department tends to deal primarily with policy development and implementation, so putting in place and enforcing an effective cyber security policy can and should be an important extension of its existing function.

    In this 1.5 hour long presentation, Tom Fliege will discuss human resources role in Cyber Security.  He will cover two main topics – Cyber Liability and Cyber Security.

    Experience shows that developing an effective cyber security policy, training staff in that policy and holding them accountable can be highly effective in the fight against cybercrime.  HR professionals can add value by making sure that this happens – protecting data, devices and their company’s reputation.

    Speaker: Thomas D. Fliege, CIC, ARM, CRM, CWCA

    A 1977 graduate of Valparaiso University, Tom earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a specialization in marketing.

     Becoming a fully licensed insurance professional in 1980, Tom has also earned professional insurance designations as a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Certified Workers Compensation Advisor (CWCA). 

    Tom began his insurance career as a personal lines agent for one of the largest insurance carriers in the United States. Within 3 years he was promoted to District Manager and spent the next 7 years in that capacity.  Joining Hawk Agency in 1990, Tom became President and COO in 2001, and purchased Hawk Agency in 2003, where he continues as CEO today.

    Tom serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Quest Charter School in Peoria.  He is a Past Chairman of and serves on the Board of Directors of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce.  He is also active as a member of the CEO Council which is part of the Greater Peoria Business Alliance.

    Tom is a private pilot, with instrument and multi-engine ratings, and also enjoys fishing, woodworking, and trap shooting.  Tom and his wife, Dr. Cheryl Fliege, make their home in Peoria, IL, and have 2 adult children, Abigail and Andrew.


    11:15am – 11:30am Registration & Networking

    11:30am – 12:00pm Lunch & Business Meeting

    12:00pm – 1:30pm Program Speaker




    *This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 (HR (General)) credit hours credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

    *This program has been aproved for 1.5 PDC's toward SHRM-CP and SCP recertification.

    "The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.  It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."