Gary Cohen (Assurance Software) - Many organizations are striving to move their business continuity programs beyond achieving compliance objectives, to drive a greater level of preparedness. Our presenter will discuss how to apply Agile principles to business continuity programs to achieve greater organizational buy-in, higher levels of participation, better preparedness, and the creation of a continuous improvement engine.
Nancy Collier (Grange Insurance) - For those of us involved in the BC industry for many years, it’s easy for the program to become “stale” or “mundane.” Our challenge as Business Continuity Professionals is to keep our audiences engaged, hungry for more, and using plans/tools that thrive. How do we recharge or keep it fresh?
Ben Mobley & Michael Moniz - Traditionally, organizations have focused on their perimeter, building “big walls” to keep out the bad guys. But because attackers continually shift their approaches, those walls are not impermeable. To address these compounded risks, the security mindset is evolving to focus on the outcomes of attacks, in addition to prevention and the initial symptoms. Join us to learn from our panel of experts as they examine the business benefits of adaptive cyber security.
Dr. David Lindstedt - What if you could look into the future of business continuity? Well, grab your crystal ball, bring your tea leaves, and join Dr. David Lindstedt for an engaging webinar combining lecture and YOUR live feedback. In this webinar, based on one of the highest-rated sessions at Surge 2018, you will learn what major organizations are doing in the closely related field of project management. Learn from their successes and failures and apply these lessons learned to your own organization. Why wait to see the future? Come today and get a ten-year jump on the competition!
Dr. Duane Hagelgans (Millersville University, Emergency Management) - During an incident, the news media can help you deliver the proper warnings and messages, however it can also hurt your organization's reputation if not properly utilized. This session will provide guidance for interfacing with the media during an incident. Case studies of both success and failures will be included. The session will also examine various social media platforms and how to best use each to your organization's advantage.
Melissa Rhodes (Assurance Software Customer Community Manager ) - It’s August...that time of year that many children dread, and most parents celebrate. Soon, kids everywhere will be slinging on backpacks and heading back to school. And as they climb onto the school bus, they will madly scramble to get to the back of the bus, where they can avert the bus driver’s gaze and huddle in seclusion with their tight clique of close buddies.
Jay Williams (VP in Enterprise Security for M&T Bank) - Tragic headlines, graphic footage, survivor accounts, specialized training, legal precedence, and now the NFPA 3000 Provisional Standard for ASHER. Organizations must evolve this complex conversation while answering questions such as: Is our plan inclusive and informed with perspectives from law enforcement and EMS?
Technological innovations are booming, the U.S. employment rate is growing and consumers are spending more money on products and services. But, despite this time of advancement, businesses are becoming vulnerable to new and unpredicted threats.
Dr. Bernard Jones (Assistant Professor of Homeland Security at St. John’s University) & Melissa Rhodes (Assurance Software Community Manager) - If your CxO asked you, “can our company successfully withstand a natural disaster or cyber threat,” how would you answer? How would you quantify success? Would you be able to express resilience in measurable terms that a senior manager can relate to?
How much time is spent during your DR exercise “preparing” for the test? There may always be certain logistics to work out, but are the resources spending the early part of your exercise updating plans, scripts or the DR environment? Have you ever wondered what an exercise would look like if the resources were not aware they were testing that day?
Creating an enterprise wide, security-minded culture can help you maintain a safe work environment and allow you to find peace of mind amidst the “what ifs."
As business continuity professionals we would all like executive buy-in and support of our efforts and programs but that isn’t always possible. There are times the cart has to come before the horse.