A selection of materials from DRI International is available here as an added benefit for DRI members. We hope you enjoy this informative collection of industry information and research.
Event: DRI Young Leaders in Resilience Educational Event
Author: Elizabeth Anne Watkins
Columbia University Doctoral Candidate Elizabeth Watkins presents on innovative emergency preparedness and cyber security strategies for a tech-obsessed world.
Author: Cheryl Carmel
Information security is, without a doubt, on the minds of every executive! Identifying and reducing risks, and responding to any information security incident, is a top priority that pulls resources from all areas together. Whether your role involves business continuity or disaster recovery or crisis communications, our responsibilities are converging with our information security counterparts about these challenges. Join industry expert Cheryl Carmel (CISSP) as she defines the coordination and collaboration between information security professionals and business continuity professionals that must be present for comprehensive risk mitigation and incident response plans within the information security program.
Author: Linda Conrad
Please join us as we welcome Linda Conrad, Principal of corporate and information security risk management at Exelon Corporation, to kick off our Technology Track with a discussion on how cybersecurity trends will affect BC/DR in 2018. At Exelon, a Fortune 100 Energy company, Conrad is responsible for driving strategic risk activities and engagement with the Chief Security Officer team, Information Technology, and Enterprise Risk Management. She oversees cyber and physical security Key Risk Indicators and mitigation. Conrad is partnering with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Robert H. Smith School of Business on development and predictive analytics of the cyber supply chain risk portal, which received the 2017 Cybersecurity Award for Practice from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, Saint Louis University - Sept. 15, 2016
Author: Bill Darte
Learn how business continuity and disaster recovery are positioned with the body of knowledge of two important security certifications popular with the community — CompTIA Security+ and ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). The SLU Center for Workforce & Organization Development offers a variety of programs and certifications for professionals, some of which include academic credit for students.
Author: Pauline Williams-Banta
This presentation will give an overview of the threat horizon, a comprehensive review of the "kill chain" and address the changing role of the BC practitioner in the process. Takeaways include a grasp of the lingo, working with security incident vendors, preserving evidence, and dealing with external agencies.
Event: DRI 2015
Author: Joseph Gulinello
Homeland security is a relatively new discipline that broadens the scope of responsibilities formerly under the national Security mandate. Attend this session for an innovative approach in marrying homeland and corporate security, as well as recommendations for business continuity and risk professionals working with their security counterparts.
Event: DRI 2013
Author: Susan Rogers
It is overwhelming to consider a combination of physical event impact and technology failure that could result from a cyber-attack. There are practical activities that are being put in place to respond to this emerging threat. This session discusses how BC managers can strengthen the contingency plans of their organizations to increase the speed and capability with which their companies respond to a cyber-risk event.
Event: DRI 2013
Author: Andro Kull
This case study session shows how business continuity issues may be mixed with other issues (IT) to ensure information security, i.e. availability, integrity and confidentiality. The IT supervision approach will be presented, as it was developed for the financial market in Estonia. The main idea is to consider the requirements for IT governance, information security, business continuity and outsourcing and use the layered approach to implement this approach. Estonia is an interesting country to apply such ideas starting with its market concentration, the situation with main service providers, the connections with group level enterprises, etc.
Event: DRI 2013
Author: Manny O'Bryant
This case study reviews the lessons learned from working on the support of the critical infrastructure for an NSSE (National Special Security Event), the Republican National Convention, while simultaneously preparing for the impact of a tropical storm (Isaac). The presenter will share lessons learned and feedback from departmental, enterprise-wide, and community-wide perspectives.
Event: DRI 2012
Author: Lori Jamison-Bellegarde
Security is everybody's business. What can you, as an individual, do to help stop the constant cyber-attacks aimed at you and your organization? Learn who "social engineers" are and how they manipulate individuals into performing risky actions and/or divulging confidential information. And, most importantly, learn how you can prevent it. Take the skills you learn in this session back to your organization. By educating staff you'll make an immediate difference in security and bolster your business continuity program to boot!
Event: DRI 2012
Author: Angela Devlen
Many of our profession's most experienced and talented business continuity professionals have never experienced true disasters first-hand. That's a good thing because it means their plans are working (or they've been really lucky!). However there's nothing like being in the field, and in the thick of it, to give continuity professionals a feel for what it's really like to be on the scene during a response and recovery effort. Angela Devlen who founded the Mahila Partnership -- a grassroots non-profit organization serving the unmet needs of communities by investing in education, public health, and sustainable development initiatives while promoting disaster risk reduction and gender equality - has been in the boardroom and crisis command center as well as in the field. Devlen shares her first-hand experiences in responding to disasters in the U.S. and abroad, including impacts, lessons learned, and suggestions to take back and implement in your organization.
Event: DRI 2012
Author: Matthew Bogaard
DreamWorks Animation SKG creates high-quality family entertainment, including computer-generated (CG) animated feature films, television specials and series, and live entertainment properties. With world-class creative talent and technological capabilities, DreamWorks Animation releases two or three CG animated feature films a year that deliver great stories, breathtaking visual imagery and a snesibility that appeals to both children and adults. With each release, DreamWorks' goal is to tell great stories. This session shares yet another great story from DreamWorks, as Director of Studio Operations and Corporate Security Matt Bogaard tells attendees how he strives to protect this hybrid entertainment-technology company and its assets. Bogaard oversees facility operations and security including business continuity planning, intellectual property protection, global threat assessment, workplace violence prevention, travel security, executive protection, and safety. Additionally, he works collaboratively with the other major movie studios in content protection and ongoing anti-piracy efforts.