Publications & Speaking Engagements

Committed to the Industry

Mark Hoffman is a frequent contributor to the Business
Continuityindustry, having published several articles and blogs

and spoken at conferences and webinars.   As part of his
commitment to the futureof the industry, Mark is eager to work
as a mentor to newer members of the profession and often
spends time on his engagements in this role.


Speaking Engagements

Mark has been active online in 2019, doing a webinar on Cybersecurity tabletop exercises for Crisis Solutions in the UK in January.  Mark also presented at the first ever HammerForge Online Summit in May on principle based decision making during a cyberattack.  The Cyber theme continued in June as Mark let an online webinar for the International Crisis Management Conference on how to be prepared for a cyberattack.

Coming in October:  Mark presents at the first annual "300 Series" online.  Watch for details, coming soon.

Mark is actively seeking additional speaking opportunities.  Click here to contact Mark if you would like him to speak at a 
conference, webinar or podcast.


Four Things to Understand About Cyber Insurance (PreparedEx)

The advent and popularity of cyber insurance is causing an interesting shift in the cybersecurity landscape and it’s probably not what the insurance world envisioned.  I believe...

The Drum Major Instinct and Leadership Through Service (ICMC)

In February of 1968, just two months before his life was tragically cut short, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a sermon in Atlanta, GA that he titled “The Drum Major Instinct”.  In Dr. King’s words, the instinct is “a desire to be out front, a desire to lead the…

Privacy Breach: Emotions Running Wild!  (ICMC)

It was a text book crisis. It happened on a typical Wednesday morning in a rural office in Ontario.  Making it even more “typical”, members of the Crisis Management Team were out of town on business. The company was experiencing a sophisticated phishing attack and a member of their Human…

Three Reasons Why Your Organization Needs a (Mini) Crisis (PreparedEx)

One of my favorite George Carlin quotes is, “I never worry that ALL hell will break loose. My concerns is that a PART of hell will break loose. It’ll be much harder to detect.”   I have always loved that quote because it’s true in the lives of crisis management...

Ransomware as a Crisis  (ICMC)

If you haven’t included cyber security in your crisis management program, you need to do it – NOW.

Social Media, Joel Osteen and the Inadvertent Crisis  (ICMC)

The church was behind the eight ball from the start.  And it all stemmed from that very first Facebook post.