Eddie Minyard

Emergency Management & Author


Eddie is a Resiliency / Information Technology professional with over forty years of experience in designing, implementing, and managing diverse technology environments and advising clients on adapting strategies to handle constantly changing disaster resiliency and crisis management requirements.

Ed holds several professional certifications, including: Certified Information Security Manager (CISM); Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC (ret)); Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP); AVERT Instructor; and ITIL Foundations (ITIL).

He is the Founder, former President, and current Chief Information Security Officer of ResponseForce1, LLC (RF1), a Crisis and Emergency Management company, providing a full range of services from Planning through Crisis Response. Ed Founded RF1 in 2007, leaving briefly to join Accenture as a Senior Executive (Partner), responsible for Business Development for Cyber Security, Business Continuity and Infrastructure Transformation, while providing consulting and advisory services to government and private sector clients.

Prior to founding RF1, Ed was with Unisys Corporation, where he was responsible for the development and leadership of Unisys Emergency Management Practice for North America. As Managing Partner, North America for this Practice, he oversaw the delivery of Emergency Planning, Preparedness, Response and Recovery Services to key Unisys clients.

Ed also served as a Partner in Unisys Global Outsourcing and Infrastructure Services business unit, providing Infrastructure Transformation consulting services to public and private sector clients.

Ed’s specialties include: Information Security • Crisis Management / Incident Response • Strategic Planning • Operations • Project Management • Business Continuity • Team Leadership & Development • Disaster Preparedness / Recovery • Telecom Infrastructure • IT Management • Mobility Solutions • Cloud-based solutions

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