Florida State University CISO Bill Hunkapiller wouldn’t let Covid derail his plans to improve the university’s resiliency capabilities.
Hunkapiller started devising Seminole Secure, a four-part program designed to boost FSU’s disaster preparedness and response, just before the pandemic hit. He refined his plans through 2020 and then, this year, implemented its wide-reaching recommendations to ensure his institution could handle even better whatever emergency came next.
“Not the best time to roll this out,” he says. On the other hand, he admits that Covid demonstrated why a robust plan is so critical to have in place. “We had always tied disaster recovery to hurricane season, but a pandemic is also one of those risks and threats we need to be ready for.”