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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-resilience: A Day in the Life of a CISO

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2019

Author: Wade Richmond

Cyber-resilience can be thought of as the ability of an enterprise to anticipate, withstand, recover from and evolve to improve capabilities it needs to function brought about as the result of cyber threats and/or attacks. This enhances both the cybersecurity function and the BCM function (e.g. the whole is greater than the sum of its parts). To be resilient, a holistic approach to understand and prioritize entity risk, and implement risk management activities needs to be integrated into day-to-day operations (across all entity functions). But what does all this mean to the CISO? Attend this session to find out as you take a look at t day in the life of a CISO from a cyber-resilience perspective.

Tags: Cybersecurity, Cyber Resilience

Financial Industry: Staying Ahead of BCM Challenges

Event: Annual Conference - 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, Banking/Financial Sector

City of Atlanta Ransomware Attack Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2019

Author: Ria Aiken

In March of 2018, the City of Atlanta, GA was the subject of a massive cyberattack. Many city services and programs were affected by the ransomware attack, including online services for citizens to pay bills and request utility service. The attack was notable for the extent of services affected and the duration of service outages, as well as the importance of Atlanta as a major American economic and transportation hub. Attend this session to hear lessons learned from the attack and learn how you can transform and strengthen your organizations cyber-resilience through operational effectiveness, change management, and business continuity.

Tags: Cybersecurity, Public Sector

Trends and Predictions from DRI's Future Vision Committee: How to Prepare for 2019

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Future Vision Committee

Join Future Vision Committee members Lyndon Bird, Richard Knowlton, and Patrick Alcantara, along with DRI President Chloe Demrovsky, for highlights from the Fourth Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends and Predictions reports. Discover how your job will be impacted by world events - including sustainability, cyberthreats, and more - and what you can do about them.

Tags: Trends and Predictions, Cybersecurity, Future Vision Committee, Resiliency, Supply Chain, Global Strategy

The Value of Cyber Resilience: Building a Case Executives Will Support

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Wade Richmond

Join cybersecurity expert Wade Richmond for an information-packed hour of important information on one of the profession’s hottest topics. Explore aspects of cybersecurity and business continuity, with the goal of integrating the two and achieving the ultimate goal -- cyber resilience. Learn how to talk to top management about these issues and sell them on the concept of cyber resilience.

Tags: Cybersecurity, Resiliency, White Paper, Cyber Resilience, Executive Support

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Achieving Cyber Resilience: A Formula for Success

Event: DRI White Paper/Survey

Author: Wade Richmond

Organizations today are confronted by a wide range of cyberattacks, so it comes as no surprise that cyberattacks and data breaches have consistently ranked high on the list of key issues identified for the resilience community according to the DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Reports, issued annually by DRI’s Future Vision Committee. This year’s report revealed that although the top issues remain the same, there appears to be an even greater focus on technological risk. Given the development of technologies and the growth of business data, this is likely to remain the case moving forward … which may provide new opportunities for hackers to cause such massive disruptions.

Tags: Cybersecurity, Resiliency, White Paper, Cyber Resilience

Fourth Annual Global Risk and Resilience Report Infographic - Top Risks

Author: DRI Future Vision Committee

Part of the 2018 Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report, a worldwide survey of business continuity professionals revealed the following top 10 risks depicted in this infographic.

Tags: Cybersecurity, Disaster Scenarios, Infrastructure, Supply Chain, IT/DR, Resiliency, Risk Management, Trends and Predictions, Future Vision Committee

IT and Business Continuity Management at NorQuest College

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - NorQuest College - May 17, 2018

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, Cybersecurity, Canada, Higher Education

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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, Young 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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Technology Track Working Group: Cyberattack, Preparing for the Unexpected

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2018

Author: Jim Wexler

Newsflash! Hackers are attempting to damage or destroy the computer network at one of the world’s biggest global banks, and your job is to manage the response. This is anything but routine! Join this session to experience the cyberattack simulation. Do your teams have what it takes to lead in a crisis? In this session, you will experience a learning simulation that depicts crises – and assess your team’s predisposition to succeed. The session shares research that confirms that having the right people with the right attributes is far more effective than investing in training those who do not.

Tags: Cybersecurity, Technology

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The Future of Ransomware and Social Engineering

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2018

Author: Ross Albert

The threat of ransomware has risen with the increased existence of sensitive digital information. Businesses and individuals have experienced their computers and servers being seized by variations of ransomware that encrypt their data and hinder their computer accessibility, which can only be resolved with a decryption key upon payment of a ransom. Through any method of data hijacking, criminals are able to access privately held information through various intrusion techniques for financial gain. Ransomware tactics have evolved, with the introduction of software that instead of requiring payment to free a compromised computer provides victims with the opportunity to obtain a key in exchange for compromising others. As the threat of ransomware has risen, so has the sophistication of the attacks, to include the use of social engineering techniques. This presentation will explore the future of ransomware, the likely evolution of tactics, techniques and procedures over the next three to five years; better understand how these intrusions occur, how social engineering techniques are used to facilitate, perpetuate, and manage ransomware operations, strategies to prevent such exploitation, and appropriate responses and mitigation efforts in the event of an attack.

Tags: Cybersecurity

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

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2018

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: Cybersecurity, Resilient Enterprise

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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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Cyber Risk and the Internet of Things

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Bobby Williams, Melanie Sankaran

This webinar presentation tackles the much-requested subject of cybersecurity and the Internet of Things (IoT)! We all know that the risk is real – everyday objects are increasingly able to send and receive data. But do you know what compromised “smart” devices – like baby monitors or printers – could mean for your organization? Hear from both cybersecurity and business continuity executives as they discuss IoT from a corporate perspective and share their perspectives on this timely and compelling topic.

Tags: Cybersecurity, Internet of Things/IoT, IT/DR

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Could Lack of System Resiliency or a Cyber Incident Be Your Next BCP Event?

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2017

Author: Doreen Norako

The BCP risk impact landscape has changed significantly over the past decade. The continuous availability of systems and data have never been more in demand. Your next business interruption may not come from the usual risk factors of losing a building or IT hardware component. Today’s challenges include BCP managers considering systems downtime due to design flaws, coding issues, or a cyber event to name a few. This session will walk you through the questions you should consider when reviewing these potential impacts for your organization, your vendors, and supply chain.

Tags: Cybersecurity

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Technology Track Kickoff: Emerging Cyber Threats and Business Continuity

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2017

Author: Troy Wilkinson

Kick off DRI017’s technology track with this session, exploring headline-making risks to continuity programs everywhere, and then continue on with the topic by attending the Technology Track panel discussion and working group sessions for a better understanding of the threats your organizations faces and how to meet them.

Tags: Cybersecurity

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Trends and Predictions from DRI’s Future Vision Committee: How to Prepare for a Volatile 2017

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Lyndon Bird, Chair, DRI Future Vision Committee

Lyndon Bird, Chairman of DRI International’s Future Vision Committee, discusses the findings of two recent reports (also available in the Resource Library): Trends in 2016 and Predictions for 2017. Discover how your job will be impacted by world events – including cyber threats, supply chain, and the environment – and what you can do about them.

Tags: Cybersecurity, Future Vision Committee, Resiliency, Risk Management, Supply Chain, Technology, Global Strategy, Trends and Predictions

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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, Cybersecurity, Emergency response

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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, Cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity: Issues and Answers

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

Author: Vern Williams

During a disaster, the security requirements for our people and data have not changed. How do we ensure a rapid recovery and adequate security during a disruption to normal processes? As technology changes both business continuity and cyber security have to adapt these advances. It is essential as we adopt new technology to consider the impact on both of these key functions or we will end up with a "Resume generating event" as in the case of Target and numerous other companies and organizations. We will consider some of these technology changes and the affect both pro and con on cyber security and recovery capability.

Tags: Cybersecurity

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Cyber Resilience Through Military Readiness

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2016

Author: John Gelinne and Pete Renneker

Through military and commercial cyber incident experiences, this session will reveal how a cyber incident unfolds, introduce new business continuity challenges presented by extended cyber outages, and explore how the application of military readiness techniques can help build Cyber Resilience.

Tags: Cybersecurity

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Cyber Attack Simulation Experience: Results Revealed!

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2016

Author: Jim Wexler

This session will look at how to immerse participants in best practices for crisis leadership - challenging them to develop the critical thinking and judgment skills required to respond to, and lead, during a crisis. The Cyber Attack Simulation Experience gathers user data to gauge effectiveness and deliver personalized coaching feedback.

Tags: Cybersecurity, Technology, Training

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The First Annual Future Vision Committee Report

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2016

Author: Lyndon Bird, Wolfgang Mahr, Linda Conrad

Members of DRI's prestigious Future Vision Committee discuss major resilience trends expected in 2016. Topics include risk management and business continuity, cyber security, supply chain, and global recovery.

Tags: Cybersecurity, Future Vision Committee, Global Strategy, Supply Chain, Trends and Predictions

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First Annual Future Vision Committee 2016 Trends Report

Event: DRI White Paper/Survey

Author: DRI Future Vision Committee

The State of Business Resilience: 2016 Forecasts and Predictions - A White Paper by the DRI International Future Vision Committee

Tags: Cybersecurity, Future Vision Committee, IT/DR, Regulations and Standards, Public-Private Partnership, Resiliency, Risk Management, Supply Chain, White Paper, Global Strategy, Trends and Predictions

Current Issues and Careers in BCP

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - Dominican University of California - July 10, 2015

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, Cybersecurity, Supply Chain

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Current Issues and Careers in BCP

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - University of Maryland - April 10, 2015

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, Cybersecurity, Supply Chain

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Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management: Revolutionizing the Strategic Control of Critical IT Systems

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - University of Maryland - April 10, 2015

Author: Dr. Sandor Boyson

Cyber supply chain risk management (CSCRM) is a new discipline designed to help business continuity executives address the challenges of the rapid globalization and outsourcing of IT systems. CSCRM combines elements of cybersecurity, supply chain management, and enterprise risk management into a new and powerful concept to exert strategic control over the end-to-end processes of a focal organization and its extended enterprise partners. This seminar will provide a survey of the field, as well as the results of a five-year research project on CSCRM, conducted by the Robert H. Smith School of Business Supply Chain Management Center for the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Supply Chain

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Technology Track Keynote Session

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2015

Author: Dr. Gregory White

Kick off DRI2015's Technology Track with Dr. Gregory White, who serves as the Director of the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security and is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Tags: Cybersecurity, IT/DR

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Insider Threat Program: Protecting the Crown Jewels

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2015

Author: Frank Slater

An insider threat is not just an HR or security problem but rather an operational risk that can compromise the actual survivability of an organization and cause irreparable damage to your organization's reputation and trustworthiness. This presentation presents exemples of information assets at risk by vertical market and how BCP tools can be used to identify and protect the information assets that are most critical to your organization.

Tags: BIA, Cybersecurity

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Clearing Up the Cloud

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2015

Author: Damian Walch

Confused about "the cloud"? You're not alone. This session will help clear up cloud confusion and shed light on key issues around cloud technology.

Tags: Cloud Technology, Cybersecurity, IT/DR

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Cloud and Big Data: Business Continuity for Outside of the Enterprise

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2015

Author: Daniel Mikulsky

Business continuity for a global company could be complex, intricate; almost insurmountable. Yet the enterprise was definable with a boundary that delineated what was inside the enterprise, and wath was outside. Today, we now think "outside in" when it comes to IT. The boundaries for disaster recovery are now more porous than ever, and every business continuity planner needs to devise strategies for cloud and big data within the business continuity management framework.

Tags: Cloud Technology, Cybersecurity, IT/DR

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Cyber Security for Improved Resilience Against Threats

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2014

Author: Damian Walch

This presentation will give resilience leaders a guide for integrating incident response and continuity. It will describe how an organization should build security, vigilance and resilience into their support processes. The discussion will go describe the anatomy of a cyber-incident. We will touch on: - alignment with forensic incident response - data breach management - effective tools for threat management - ability to use cyber insurance

Tags: Cybersecurity, IT/DR, Resiliency

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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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