High Value, Low Cost: DRI’s One-Day Conferences Are a Win-Win!

win-win concept on blackboardLooking for a way to earn CEAPs and get valuable insights into the current business continuity landscape — without breaking the bank? Then grab a spot at DRI’s upcoming one-day conferences on Sept. 12 at St. John’s University in Queens, NY, and Sept. 15 at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO!

At these events, you’ll earn eight CEAPs for a minimal cost – a tax-deductible $50 donation to the DRI Foundation. CEAPs_icon_8Not only will you gain access to an exciting array of speakers and sessions at a cost-effective rate, you’ll also be assisting the Foundation in its mission to aid recovery efforts and develop resilient communities around the world!

At each conference, DRI President and CEO 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.

Sessions at St. John’s University will include:

The Volkswagen Diesel Disaster: A Case Study of Corporate Fraud
Dr. Chelsea Binns, College of Professional Studies, St. John’s University
Major frauds are an important, yet sometimes overlooked, aspect of business continuity planning. The recent case of major corporate fraud at Volkswagen exemplifies the risk that organizations face due to fraud. This session will examine the Volkswagen fraud, and explore how organizations may recover from such a disaster.

Public and Private…You Can’t Have One Without the Other
Ira Tannenbaum, CBCP, Assistant Commissioner for Public/Private Affairs, New York City Office of Emergency Management
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.”

Beyond the War Story: NYU Langone Medical Center’s Business Continuity Case Study
Mitch Simon, CBCP, Director of Business Continuity and Resilience, NYU Langone Medical Center
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.

Building a BC/DR Control Library & Regulatory Response Program
David Garland, Senior Director, Disaster Recovery & Regulatory Compliance, Business Continuity Management – CME Group; Director, Board of Directors, ACP New York Metro
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.

Sessions at Saint Louis University will include:

Bridging the Divide between Private and Public Sectors
Mike Schorman, Crisis Management Specialist, Spire Energy
Private and public sectors are continually discovering new ways to evolve from the traditional emergency response mind-set to a fully integrated response in a joint operational environment. Too often an incident impacts multiple parts of our community with only a limited amount of stakeholders responding. As a result of recent incidents, private and public sectors have capitalized on opportunities that have been uncovered through working together. This presentation will highlight those opportunities.

Local Opportunities to Expand BC/DR Skills
Bill Darte, SLU Center for Workforce & Organization Development
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.

Regulations, Laws and the Plan to Overcome Disruption
Patricia H. Lee, Associate Professor, Attorney and Director, Legal Clinics, Saint Louis University School of Law
Organizations need to better understand regulations and laws that affect their operations in order to overcome disruptions in their business. This workshop will provide a review of local, state and federal regulations and selected case law to develop a framework for your organization’s preparedness. Additionally, steps to engaging staff and key shareholders into a sustainable plan will also be discussed.

Protecting Cardholder Data: Simple Tools to Reduce the Likelihood of an Incident and Being Prepared to Respond
Larry Newell, Enterprise Security Standards – SDP, MasterCard
This session will cover the leading causes to account data compromises (the exfiltration of cardholder data), controls that can be implemented to reduce the likelihood of an incident, and actions to be taken if or when a compromise should occur.

Click here to reserve your seat at one of these events today!

 

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