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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.

BCM as an Operational Risk Service Provider

Event: DRI2019

Author: Scott Baldwin

As BCM matures and moves from a business recovery model to an integrated risk partnership within organizational resilience, its use cases and purpose are evolving. In this session, the speaker will share one example of where BCM/OR is uniquely qualified to become a core component of the operational risk landscape. Through three stages of maturity – compliance, readiness, and resilience, this session will discuss how to create the infrastructure to leverage BCM as your organization’s primary operational risk service provider.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2019, Risk Management, Organizational Resilience

Integrating Security, Safety and Business Continuity into an Enterprise Risk Management Program at Northwestern Mutual (Part 2)

Event: DRI2019

Author: Brian Bleck, Nancy Bentley

Northwestern Mutual is transforming to be at the center of our client’s financial lives by delivering world class products to meet their financial needs through our best in class financial representatives. In support of these efforts, the Campus and Event Experiences teams are evolving to provide an enterprise risk management strategy that integrates physical security, safety and business continuity programs. This session will share how independent, siloed teams are transforming into a proactive, integrated risk management approach to meet the new digital technology demands, to support the increase in public community events, to evolve with the changing workforce and to prepare for the uncertain external environment.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2019, Banking/Financial Sector

Financial Industry: Staying Ahead of BCM Challenges

Event: DRI2019

Author: Michelle Cross, Ronald Adams

Financial institutions are facing challenges that test their ability to protect the assets of their customers by securing records and one which may threaten the very existence of these institutions.; In addition, government regulations at the international, national and state levels are demanding that the individual be able to have protection of their information, its use and its distribution. This session will discuss the challenges (cyberattacks, data protection, blockchain, etc.) and how financial institutions are preparing to cope with these issues.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Cybersecurity, DRI2019, Banking/Financial Sector

WORKSHOP: Transitioning from Crisis Management to BCP: It’s All in the Set Up!

Event: DRI2019

Author: Bobby Cook, Raelene Anderson

How do you go from crisis management to business continuity mode? Attend this workshop to find out how to make the transition smooth and avoid common pitfalls. The two-hour session will explore “hour zero activities,” including setting up the event, getting the smartest people in the room, communications and notifications, and bringing in business continuity personnel early. Next, you’ll walk through the “48 hours later” transition, including transferring to business continuity and the long-term issues involved in going from crisis response to continuity and recovery.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2019, Emergency response, Process

The McKesson Sessions: McKesson's Business Continuity Services

Event: DRI2019

Author: Bill Lavigne, Kathryne Estrada, Raymond Seid , Ronnie Sebren, Stephen Weber

This session will explore how a Fortune 6 company manages business continuity; discussion will include the tools McKesson uses to manage one of the largest programs in the business. Learn how McKesson’s internal business continuity (BC) consulting service works very closely with business units as a center of excellence to execute BC policy and drive best practices into operating processes and procedures. BC Consulting conducts assessments, develops strategies, builds plans and conducts both exercises and reviews. The group is also called on at times to train sales teams on BC capabilities and to work directly with large customers alongside corporate leadership and account managers. Next learn how McKesson’s internal disaster recovery (DR) consulting group provides services across business units that focus on the validation and sustainability of a DR capability via performing impact assessments, DR implementation support, DR validation coordination, and procedure plan support. Validation exercises coordinated by DR Consulting can range from individual infrastructure or application-level validation through to complex business process validation. Finally, hear how McKesson’s DR as a Service is integrated with McKesson Technology’s Public Cloud Adoption Plans and provides business units with a customized DR solution leveraging key technology partners. DRaaS supports DR solution design, engineering, and implementation, and has proven to be both highly capable as well as extremely cost effective and presents a very compelling business case for McKesson’s disaster recovery needs.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2019

WORKSHOP: The Why and How of Implementing Incident Command in BC Management

Event: DRI2019

Author: Jeanne Powell

Should your business take an approach successfully used by first responders across the U.S. and, with some modifications, use it temporarily to enable more efficient and effective business continuity and disaster recovery? This session will help you identify benefits of Incident Command (IC) and provide you with the opportunity to observe the practical workings of IC so you more fully understand what it means to shift to a temporary IC management during and after a disaster. In this jam-packed two-hour session, the speaker will bring her years of real-world disaster experience (and humor) to talk about IC benefits and implementation. You'll walk through examples of: a temporary IC reporting structure modified for business; incident related documentation and forms to track progress; and an execution method to continuously and effectively keep incident efforts focused. Then, with the help of a strawman business and disaster scenario, reinforce what you've learned with some hands on learning. Participants will work together to establish an IC reporting structure, apply an operational period approach, complete incident documentation, and observe post-disaster incident documentation reconciliation."

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2019, Process

WBCM: Tips from the Trenches – Ask Betsy…In Person!

Event: DRI2019

Author: Betsey Sayers

Following on her smash hit Women in Business Continuity Management Ask Betsy webinar, Betsy Sayers is back with tips from the trenches. She promises that attendees will walk away with solid examples and templates that you can use – plus some more of those handy “Betsyisms” that are pretty much guaranteed to get you out of any tight spot. Always creative in her approach to continuity, Betsy will show how she uses the Professional Practices for status reporting and teach you all how to play pandemic poker!

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2019, Best Practices, Women in BCM

Case Study: How Goodyear’s Business Continuity and Risk Management Teams Took on Hurricane Harvey and Won!

Event: DRI2019

Author: Craig Melnick, Mike Janko

Attend this session for a true multidisciplinary presentation, as Goodyear’s business continuity and risk management experts explore how the two disciplines work together at this global manufacturing giant. Using Hurricane Harvey as a jumping off point, the presenters will detail Goodyear’s hurricane response, with a focus on how risk management is integral to overarching continuity and resilience efforts. Get ready for a eye-opening success story that does more than just tell you that business continuity and risk management should work together and instead shows you how to actually do it during events and every day.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2019, Risk Management, Case Study

Case Study: Bouncing Back Strong – Building the Merck Global Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Safety Business Continuity Plan

Event: DRI2019

Author: Colleen Merritt Severyn

In June 2017, Merck experienced a cybersecurity incident that identified the need to bolster preparedness for business disruptions. From the fall of 2017 through the present, the Global Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Safety (GRACS) organization prepared its first ever business continuity plan (BCP), including table top exercises and training. This was a massive undertaking for an organization of such breadth (regulatory science, clinical safety, labeling, licensing, operations, etc.) and large size (2200 employees globally), starting from scratch, and an illuminating experience regarding the risk susceptibility of our systems and processes. GRACS is in a much better place today with a completed BCP across the entire organization and connections with ongoing business continuity, risk management, and resiliency efforts across the company.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2019, Resiliency, Risk Management, Case Study

Continuity Coffee Talk- Leadership: Double-Shot of Strategy

Event: DRI2019

Author: Michele Turner

At the core of a successful BC program is leadership, support and engagement. Articulating the value from an employee safety, customer commitment,organizational resiliency, and potential risk and liability perspective is key. Once that support is received, how do we continue to “savor that flavor”? During this session, we will explore the inclusion of leadership as continuity is percolated throughout the organization. What information does leadership need to continue to validate/fund the brewing approach, based on change in strategy? What type of “in store training” is needed at their level, to confirm roles in the event of a business interruption or “bad pour.” We’ll review case studies of where things went well, and where some things were quite bitter in taste. Continuity when done right…great to the last drop!

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Case Study, DRI2019

GDPR: Considerations for Continuity Professionals

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: --

“GDPR: Considerations for Continuity Professionals" is DRI's first webinar designed for European audiences. We will be discussing GDPR and its implications across business continuity. We will hear first from Lyndon Bird, DRI’s Chief Knowledge Officer, who will provide background on the regulation and its considerations. Lyndon will be joined by Ovidiu Diaconescu, who will be discussing cross-border data transfers, and Luuk Akkermans who will expand on the impact of GDPR on supplier contracts.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI Webinar Series

Webinar DRI en Español 2018: Tendencias y Predicciones en Continuidad de Negocio

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Chloe Demrovsky, Karol Cordero

El DRI se complace en anunciar el webinar en español del 2018. Buscamos entregar beneficios a nuestros profesionales certificados y a la comunidad del DRI en general, por lo que no solamente brindamos webinars en inglés, sino que ahora también los traemos en el idioma español. Anota en tu calendario este 12 de Octubre de 2018 en el horario 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CDT, el siguiente webinar educacional del DRI: Tendencias y Predicciones en Continuidad de Negocio Chloe Demrovsky, Presidente y Directora Ejecutiva del DRI Internacional y Karol Cordero, Directora de Mercadeo para América Latina del DRI, serán las presentadoras del Webinar. Con base en los eventos y resultados del 2017, el Comité de Visión Futuro del DRI Internacional ha elaborado el tercer informe anual de tendencias y predicciones para la profesión de Continuidad de Negocio y Resiliencia. En este webinar presentaremos los resultados de este informe, mirando hacia atrás en lo que ha ocurrido y viendo lo que podría estar a la vuelta de la esquina para nuestra profesión. ¡No te pierdas este webinar gratuito totalmente en español!

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI Webinar Series, Resiliency, Spanish Language

Overview of State Street Bank's Business Continuity Program

Event: Collegiate Conference - Pace University

Author: Jerome Ryan

Overview of State Street Bank’s Business Continuity Program

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference – Pace University

Public and Private…You Can’t Have One Without the Other

Event: Collegiate Conference - Pace University

Author: Ira Tannenbaum

Planning anything in a vacuum is virtually impossible. Resiliency and continuity planning – especially searching out dependencies and preparing for them – highlights the critical connections between the sectors. Various models exist to bring us together but these partnerships, like plans, are dynamic and cannot be put on a shelf to be “referenced” when necessary. In order for everyone to be successful these mutually beneficial relationships need to be nurtured and maintained on a regular basis. In this session we will discuss some of the strategies that can be used for engaging both sides of these “institutions”.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference – Pace University, Public-Private Partnership

Integrating Cyber Security with Business Continuity Management to Build the Resilient Enterprise

Event: Collegiate Conference - Pace University

Author: Tejas Katwala

Current cyber response frameworks are incomplete and cyber programs in a silo are a major vulnerability. Lost business is the number one component of cyber breach cost because of customer turnover, brand reputation loss and diminished goodwill. Cyber threat and breach are business problems and business continuity professionals have the expertise that can be leveraged to reduce both the time and money associated with a cyber breach. Join Tejas Katwala to build your business case.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference – Pace University, Resiliency, Resilient Enterprise

Women in BCM - Ask Betsy and More

Author: --

The September Women in BCM newsletter includes an invitation to the upcoming "Ask Betsy" webinar with Betsy Sayers, MBCP, ITIL, ICS - IT/DR, as well as resources for school/work balance and DRIDay in Brazil.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Women in BCM

Young Leaders in Resilience - September 2018 Newsletter

Author: --

The DRI Young Leaders in Resilience September newsletter includes invitations to participate from YLR Chair Amber Elias and a recap of a recent NYC educational event.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Resiliency, Young Leaders in Resilience

The Power of Collaboration: A Business Continuity Management System for the Alberta Post-Secondary Sector

Event: Collegiate Conference - NorQuest College

Author: Jim Ross

Jim Ross, Campus Alberta Risk Assurance Committee Director, Risk and Assurance Services, MacEwan University presents on collaboration as a BCM system for the Alberta post-secondary sector.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - NorQuest College, Canada, Higher Education

IT and Business Continuity Management at NorQuest College

Event: Collegiate Conference - NorQuest College

Author: Claire Mechan,Dave Melanson

Business Continuity Coordinator Claire Mechan, ABCP, and David Melanson, BSc, discuss continuity and cyber security at NorQuest College.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - NorQuest College, Cybersecurity, Canada, Higher Education

Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning

Event: Collegiate Conference - NorQuest College

Author: Patrick (Butch) Brennan, Ken Baker

Ken Baker and Butch Brennan present on enterprise risk management and business continuity for the city of Edmonton.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - NorQuest College, Risk Management, Canada

The Curious Case of Business Continuity (BC) and Geographic Recovery Strategies: What is Old, Becomes New…

Event: DRI2018

Author: Michele Turner

We’ve learned a lot in the past 30+ years in the world of recovery and continuity. Where the origin may have been systems and technology, an industry evolution was necessary. Where previous conversations would have been focused on tape recovery and disk storage, the 3Ps (partnership, process, and persistence) brought about a rebirth that has led to significant understanding in the shared roles of the business, IT and vendors in supporting critical processes, across geographies (language and geo political challenges not withstanding). During this session, we’ll review these 3 Ps in a case study format, using references of the 2008 movie: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (your homework is to watch the movie!). Unusual circumstances, a refresh of what we think we know, time keeps on ticking…what is old, becomes new.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2018, Global Strategy, Process

Sticky BC: How to Create, Value, and Elevate Your BC Program in the Organization!

Event: DRI2018

Author: Donald Long, Ted Marquardt

As a BC practitioner, to effectively prepare your organization to respond to emergencies and recover from adverse events, you must cross boundaries and build relationships with staff, team leads, department heads, and subject matter experts from the various lines of business. While nurturing these relationships, have you ever considered leveraging your exposure to the wider enterprise as an opportunity to create even more value for the organization? As you engage associates from across the enterprise, listen to their challenges and ask yourself…Are there other measures that the BC program can pursue to make the organization more resilient? Are there other potential adversities that the BC program is well-suited to proactively manage and help the business avoid? Are there more opportunities to increase BC’s “stickiness” in the company? In this session, we will explore how to identify opportunities for leveraging your BC program’s strengths that can elevate the BC practice and make your program more valuable. Make BC “sticky” by optimizing the relationships you build and by applying your expertise in other areas that can benefit from your unique perspective. We will present the real-world use cases below, along with practical templates for you to use, where you can apply your knowledge and skills to increase the resiliency of the organization beyond usual BC practices, thus creating more value with the BC program: Data Management – BC practitioners document business functions, their related application systems, and conduct BIAs. Take this a step further to define and classify the data into security classes that helps identify what can be retained or destroyed. Vendor Management – BC activities usually include the tracking of key vendors that contribute significantly to the business. Extend that activity to identify the top vendors and determine for which of those vendors to execute a more detailed assessment, audit, and review.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2018

Intersecting Points of Business Continuity/Disaster Recover and Cybersecurity

Event: 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

CASE STUDY: Building a Winning Team!

Event: DRI2018

Author: Linda Chevalier

Attend this session to learn how Colorado Springs Utilities, the DRI 2017 Team of the Year award recipient, built a successful team and program. Strengthening a foundation through commitment, collaboration, and communication has brought the team to the forefront of the organization at times of utility disruptions and emergency incidents. Grab a tip or two, or three, from this session to enhance any program.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2018, Utilities, Case Study

It’s Not Your Parents’ BCP

Event: DRI2018

Author: Michelle Cross, Paul Johnson

The world of continuity planning is evolving. We face more diverse risks and our influence extends beyond traditional continuity. The lines dividing emergency response, DR, and BCP are becoming blurred and the expectations of continuity planners had grown in both scope and magnitude. The traditional continuity planning methods are no longer sufficient to meet these evolving demands and risks. As an industry we need to be nimble and adapt the fundamentals into a more flexible continuity planning model. This session addresses how a company can take traditional continuity planning and morph itself into a risks and resiliency culture.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2018

WORKSHOP: Strengthening Your Program by Auditing (Supplemental Worksheet)

Event: DRI2018

Author: Harvey Betan, Donald Schmidt

Supplemental worksheet. See presentation listing. Auditing is an objective activity that should add value to an organization by following a systematic, disciplined approach. If you’re striving to improve your business continuity program or need to audit critical suppliers, this workshop is a must. Whether you are self-assessing your program (auditing the preparedness of your suppliers) or preparing for certification, this two-hour, hands-on workshop will provide the guidance you need.

Tags: DRI2016, Audit, Business Continuity Program

WORKSHOP: Strengthening Your Program by Auditing

Event: DRI2018

Author: Harvey Betan, Donald Scmidt

Auditing is an objective activity that should add value to an organization by following a systematic, disciplined approach. If you’re striving to improve your business continuity program or need to audit critical suppliers, this workshop is a must. Whether you are self-assessing your program (auditing the preparedness of your suppliers) or preparing for certification, this two-hour, hands-on workshop will provide the guidance you need. Auditing methodology will be defined, evaluation criteria including international standards will be identified, and lessons learned from decades of auditing will be shared. Project management, collecting “evidence,” corroborating information gathered, and using objective criteria to identify program gaps and support your opinion will be covered.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2018, Audit

How to Build an Enterprise BC Program That Gets around the Roadblocks

Event: DRI2018

Author: Scott Baldwin

Whether you’re struggling with program implementation, experiencing the continuous program ‘reboot’ cycle, or just want to investigate ways to improve your BC program, this presentation will describe clear and useful strategies you can use to address the most common program roadblocks and go from initial program implementation to true business continuity resilience. Based on the experiences of many BC professionals from around the world, this presentation will provide you with tried and tested practical steps you can use to create or improve your BC program.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2016

Case Study: Changing the Wheels of a Moving Car: How HCL Technologies Implemented Its BCM Program

Event: DRI2018

Author: Arunabh Mitra

What separates a “good” BCM program from a “great” one? How does an organization’s investment in BC risk mitigation systems and processes measure up against leading practices? At a time when risks are increasing, what are the building blocks upon which to build a world-class BC program that not only protects an organization from internal and external threats, but also enhances its brand and strengthens its relationships with all stakeholders? With that as the backdrop this session will explore the unique nuances and journey of building out a world class BC program at HCL Technologies. Founded in 1976 as one of India’s original IT garage start-ups, HCL is a pioneer of modern computing with many firsts to its credit, including the introduction of the 8-bit microprocessor-based computer in 1978 well before its global peers. Today, the HCL Enterprise has a presence across varied sectors that include technology, healthcare and talent management solutions and comprises three companies – HCL Infosystems, HCL Technologies and HCL Healthcare. The enterprise generates annual revenues of over US $7 billion with more than 115,000 employees from 140 nationalities operating across 32 countries, including over 500 points of presence in India. The session will include curated insights from HCL Technologies’ journey on its BCM roadmap on the following themes: Money Goes Where Strategy Goes: Connecting your BC program to the long term business strategy of the firm Never waste a Crisis: Tales of business opportunism to accelerate the BC program at the wake of incidents Culture is King: Fixing the balance of accountability and the three lines of defense The Three E’s: Exciting, equipping, and empowering a cross-generational workforce Modernization of a BCM program to keep pace with evolving times Creating a Differentiated Industry Offering Attendees will leave this session with a rich understanding of the complexities of excelling in BCM in a multi-client and multi industry environment like HCL Technologies and how we leveraged BCM to create value for the firm.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Case Study, DRI2018, Risk Management

The Japanese Approach to BC/DR

Event: DRI2018

Author: Shinobu Sasaki

Japan is a country that continues to suffer serious natural disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons, and floods. In most cases, these are widespread incidents that impact a fairly large geographic region. In planning or such wide area disasters, the DR strategy may depend on the location where the incident occurred. Using real-lie case studies, this session will explain the unique approach the Japanese have to BC and DR.

Tags: Best Practices, Business Continuity Program, Global Strategy, Earthquakes, Asia, Case Study

Case Study: Navigating through an Unregulated Environment: The World of Asurion’s Global Business Resilience

Event: DRI2018

Author: Jerrick Croston, Michael Smith

Are you a government, healthcare, or financial organization? Then your business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) program is likely driven by regulatory requirements. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss BC/DR program management for private or non-traditional organizations. The goal of this session is to explore common challenges like: What if you don’t have regulatory drivers to guide your program? How do contractual requirements guide your program? What are some effective strategies to ensure that you are strengthening resiliency in your environments? We will review a case study on how Asurion’s Global Business Resilience Team managed the recent events of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, and Mexico City’s earthquake.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2018, Global Strategy, Resiliency, Resilient Enterprise, Case Study

Business Continuity Initiatives of the Central Bank of the Philippines

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, De La Salle University - Mar. 16, 2017

Author: Dickenson Y. Africa

Dickenson Y. Africa, CPA, CISA, MBA, CBCLA, discusses BCM initiatives of the Bangko Sentral NG Pilipinas.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - De La Salle University, Asia, Banking/Financial Sector

Removing the Administrative Burdens of Continuity Programs

Event: DRI2017

Author: Marc Kantor

Many firms have relied on a legacy network of individuals, processes, tooling and documentation that have organically evolved to fit their Business Continuity needs and concerns. These disparate activities are often not centrally organized, managed, or sometimes not universally known, and have a tendency to become outmoded and ineffectual. Using a defined methodology that extends itself to virtually any organization, firms can create a holistic and centrally managed continuity program, encompassing of crisis management. A robust program, that in its end state will not require substantial funding or resources. Drawing on available enterprise IT resources, leveraging tools every firm has readily available, creative use of human capital, refined data collection & aggregation, and well defined messaging can effectively create a resilient firm-wide continuity program. Enact foundational aspects that will cast the program on a forward path of continuous improvement, adding value to HR, Finance and other parts of the organization as information consumers. This is a replicable formula that works. With the right people involved and a defined course of action, this plan helps institute an enterprise wide continuity program using minimal budgetary and human capital resources. A winning formula that speaks to most firms’ needs.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2017

Case Study: Exercise Innovations and Lessons Learned from Silicon Valley’s Applied Materials

Event: DRI2017

Author: Bobby Cook, Raeline Anderson

Applied Materials, a $9.7 billion technology giant, takes business continuity and emergency response seriously. Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. At the center of the company’s overall program is a robust test and exercise strategy and schedule. Designed to protect 14,000+ employees, 10,200+ patents in 81 sites and 18 countries, it all starts at the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters. It is here that our commitment from top executives makes excellence and innovation possible. Attend this session for an in-depth case study detailing two massive recent exercises — from start to finish. The presenters spent decades in the public sector and have translated their experience, knowledge, and training into a world-class global program for use in any public or private organization.

Tags: DRI2017, Business Continuity Program, Case Study, Exercises

Current Issues and Careers in BCP

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, Saint Louis University - Sept. 15, 2016

Author: Al Berman

Al Berman will cover the realities and trends in supply chain, as well as other issues facing risk managers and business continuity management. In addition, he will discuss issues surrounding supply and the rash of recent cyber security events. Finally, he will talk about the field of business continuity from a career perspective.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - Saint Louis University, Cybersecurity

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, Collegiate Conference - Saint Louis University, Security, Technology

Building a BC/DR Control Library & Regulatory Response Program

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, St. John's University - Sept. 12, 2016

Author: David Garland

With the ever-changing landscape of Business Continuity, it’s more important than ever before to truly understand your obligations, responsibilities, and where you stand. Learn how to build a regulatory response function, align your BCDR program with regulations and standards, and begin to think about controls that will help you achieve operational goals and compliance with laws, regulations and internal policies.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - St. John's University, IT/DR, Regulations and Standards

Beyond the War Story: NYU Langone Medical Center’s Business Continuity Case Study

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, St. John's University - Sept. 12, 2016

Author: Mitchell Simon

On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy barreled through the northeast, leaving unprecedented damage and a devastated NYU Langone Medical Center in her wake. Attend this session for more than just the "war story." You'll find out what happened (hundreds of faculty, staff, and students - in partnership with the FDNY, NYPD, Office of Emergency Management, and volunteers - evacuated 322 patients from a building that had no power, lights, or functioning elevators) as well as what has happened since the NYU Langone reopened and reimagined business continuity program. Find out about the critical success factors in making BCP work in a healthcare setting and learn about the challenges BC professionals face in transitioning into a healthcare environment at this informative session.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Case Study, Collegiate Conference - St. John's University, Healthcare, Hurricanes

Current Issues and Careers in BCP

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, St. John's University - Sept. 12, 2016

Author: Al Berman

Al Berman will cover the realities and trends in supply chain, as well as other issues facing risk managers and business continuity management. In addition, he will discuss issues surrounding supply and the rash of recent cyber security events. Finally, he will talk about the field of business continuity from a career perspective.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - St. John's University, Cybersecurity, Emergency response

Business Continuity - A Career and a Profession

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, University of St. Thomas, April 23 2016

Author: Al Berman

Al Berman will cover the realities and trends in supply chain, including strategies currently being implemented by Japanese manufacturers, as well as other issues facing risk managers and business continuity management. In addition, he will discuss issues surrounding supply and the rash of recent cyber security events. Finally, he will talk about the field of business continuity from a career perspective.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - University of St. Thomas

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

Event: 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, DRI2016, Security

Improving Your Business Continuity Plan using the Federal Financial Institution Examination Council (FFIEC) IT Handbook

Event: DRI2016

Author: Donis Heard

This presentation will look at how to simply turn the FFIEC's IT Workbook into an outline for BC planning as well as looking at the FFIEC Examination Procedures. It will also look at how to leverage the FFIEC's IT Handbook Appendix A to make your business better prepared for your FFIEC Audit.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2016

Digging Deep: A Real-World Exploration of BCP and DR Audit

Event: DRI2016

Author: Silvio Pezzo

Attend this session for an in-depth business continuity audit case study of one of the largest global retailers. Discover what lessons were learned during that audit process, explore the benefits of audit, discuss real BC risks, examine control methods, and review examples of audit procedures.

Tags: Case Study, DRI2016, Audit, Business Continuity Program

DRI/Marsh International Business Resilience Survey

Event: International Business Resilience Survey 2015

Author: DRI/Marsh

Marsh, in collaboration with DRI, surveyed nearly 200 C-suite executives, risk professionals and business continuity managers from large and medium-sized corporations internationally about their organizations’ attitudes toward business risks and the risk mitigation processes they have in place. The survey results indicate that organizations are better positioned to address traditional than non-traditional risks and that risk managers and CEOs have different perceptions about the severity and control measures in place for various risks facing their organizations.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Resiliency

Q: What Keeps You Out of Jail? A: Using a Mature Risk Assessment and Assurance Process

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, Dominican University of California, July 10

Author: Ingela and Jack Orlove

The scope of this discussion will include using compliance as a tool for risk mitigation, glimpsing the standards and regulations of compliance and DRP/BCP, and finding the balance between what is required and what is possible. Where are the risks in the market and how do you rationalize other cases of due diligence with the requirements of the auditor/regulator?

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - Dominican, Regulations and Standards, Governance/Regulatory Response and Compliance

Crisis Planning & Strategy: Using Earthquakes as a Case Study

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, Dominican University of California, July 10

Author: Matt Bogaard

Earthquakes and numerous other passive threats to business continuity are challenging from a planning perspective because we can't predict when they might strike and how severe the impact will be. However, nearly all of the downstream, post-incident impacts can be anticipated and addressed pre-incident. A cutting-edge, comprehensive program at DreamWorks (the first of its kind in southern California) will provide attendees with tangible, specific examples of how to proactively prepare for crisis. Earthquakes provide a very topical and relevant foundation for this discussion, but the strategic framework put forth in this presentation can be overlaid onto virtually any crisis.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - Dominican, Emergency preparedness, Emergency response, Earthquakes, Case Study

Aligning With ISO in a Non-Regulated Environment

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, Dominican University of California, July 10

Author: Ed Clayton

How do companies in a non-BCP-regulated environment attain alignment with ISO 22301? The presentation will discuss the Chevron Business Continuity Program, the link to its Operational Excellence Management System Process (MSP), and the benefits this creates in providing a sustainable program that aligns with BCM best practices and ISO 22301.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - Dominican, Best Practices, Regulations and Standards, Governance/Regulatory Response and Compliance

Addressing Gaps in Current Capabilities for Regional Integrated Risk to Enhance Resilience/Business and Operational Continuity

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, Dominican University of California, July 10

Author: Paula Scalingi, PhD

This presentation looks at current gaps in defining resilience, using a case study of the aftermath of the 2014 Napa Valley earthquake as an example.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - Dominican, Resiliency, Risk Management, Case Study, Earthquakes

Current Issues and Careers in BCP

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, Dominican University of California, July 10

Author: Al Berman

Al Berman covers the realities and trends in supply chain, including strategies currently being implemented by Japanese manufacturers, as well as other issues facing risk managers and business continuity management. In addition, he discusses issues surrounding supply and the rash of recent cyber security events. Finally, he talks about the field of business continuity from a career perspective.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - Dominican, Cybersecurity, Supply Chain

Successful Business Continuity Planning and Risk Management within the Financial Sector

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, University of Maryland, April 10

Author: Lorie Alioto

The financial sector is highly regulated and Business Continuity Planning and Risk Management expectations are higher for this sector with a great deal of scrutiny which is increasing each year. Learn about how a financial organization is not only meeting regulatory requirements but exceeding them to ensure recoverability and resiliency under any circumstances.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - UMD, Banking/Financial Sector, Risk Management

The Intersection of Business Continuity and Risk Management

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, University of Maryland, April 10

Author: Randy Jouben

Jouben explores the intersection between two key disciplines – business continuity (BC) and risk management (RM).

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - UMD, Risk Management

Current Issues and Careers in BCP

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, University of Maryland, April 10

Author: Al Berman

DRI President Al Berman covers the realities and trends in supply chain, including strategies currently being implemented by Japanese manufacturers, as well as other issues facing risk managers and business continuity management. In addition, he discusses issues surrounding supply and the rash of recent cyber security events. Finally, he talks about the field of business continuity from a career perspective.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - UMD, Cybersecurity, Supply Chain

Building a Business Continuity Program the Crawl-Walk-Run Way

Event: DRI 2015

Author: Raymond Seid, David Evangelista

Learn how McKesson's Service Continuity Office approached the challenge of establishing a BC program with a major internal customer Learn how they leveraged the DRI Professional Practices to implement a robust cyclical business continuity program! The session will provide practical ways to implement a solid BC program that establishes a safety team, working committee, and executive governance committee.

Tags: Business Continuity Program