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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.

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Cyber Resiliency in the DNA: Forging a Secure and Resilient Culture for the Digital Age (Sponsor Session: Fusion Risk Management)

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - NYU - Oct. 6, 2023

Author: Safi Raza

In this session, we will explore how to navigate the complex landscape of cybersecurity, focusing on the human element. We’ll showcase the power of nurturing a security-conscious workforce through compelling success stories and practical insights. Key highlights of this presentation include: - Understanding the pivotal role of a cybersecurity-focused culture, characterized by resiliency, in safeguarding your organization - Proven strategies for cultivating a mindset of resilience in every member of your team, from top executives to front-line staff - A deep dive into real-world cases where a security-driven and resilient culture has not only defended against cyber threats but thrived amidst challenges, and - Insights into building a culture that not only protects against cyber threats but adapts, endures, and emerges stronger in the face of adversity.

Tags: Security

Crisis Response Journal - September 2022

Author: Crisis Management Limited

DRI has partnered with CRJ to provide DRI Certified Professionals access to a PDF version of the most current issue. To access the ‘Flipping Book' version of the current digital issue plus access to the CRJ 15 year back issue library will require a separate subscription. CRJ offers DRI Certified Professionals a digital subscription for only $15 and hard copy subscription for only $100, a significant discount from the list price. To take advantage of this offer, go to https://crisis-response.com/discounted_subscriptions and enter the discount code DRI15 or DRI100.

Tags: Resiliency, Organizational Resilience, Crisis Response Journal, Communications/Crisis Communications, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Crisis Management, Europe, Pandemic, Climate Change, Emergency preparedness, Emergency response, Exercises, Security, Ukraine, Regulations and Standards

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Transparency, Storytelling, Consistency and Expertise: Nudging Humans Toward Security Compliance

Event: Other - DRI Committee 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.

Tags: Cybersecurity, Security, New Leaders in Resilience

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Technology Track Kick Off

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2018

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.

Tags: Cybersecurity, IT/DR, Security, Supply Chain, Technology

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Intersecting Points of Business Continuity/Disaster Recover and Cybersecurity

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2018

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.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Cybersecurity, Security

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Local Opportunities to Expand BC/DR Skills

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.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Security, Technology, Higher Education, Resilience Careers

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Security Breach: What Does Business Continuity Have to Do With It?

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2016

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.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Security

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Homeland Security, Corporate Security, and Continuity

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2015

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.

Tags: Emergency preparedness, Security

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Business Continuity Issues for Operational Risk Management: Financial Supervision Case Study

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2013

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.

Tags: Banking/Financial Sector, Europe, IT/DR, Risk Management, Security

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Cyber Impact Readiness: What to Do as a BC Manager

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2013

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.

Tags: Cybersecurity, Security

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The Perfect Storm

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2013

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.

Tags: Cybersecurity, Emergency preparedness, IT/DR, Security, Utilities

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How to Tame a Dragon: BCP, Security, and Intellectual Property at DreamWorks

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2012

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.

Tags: Emergency preparedness, Global Strategy, Infrastructure, Public-Private Partnership, Security

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From the Field: Lessons Learned on the Front Lines

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2012

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.

Tags: Community Resilience, Emergency preparedness, Global Strategy, Security

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Social Engineering, Security and Continuity

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2012

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!

Tags: BIA, Security

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