October CRMC-ACP Chapter Meeting Info
Thank you to Sungard Availability Services for hosting this months chapter meeting. The meeting will be held on October 17, and will feature speaker Matt Goche, Director of Security Consulting at Sungard AS. Please join Matt as he discusses:
* Why information security is impacting business continuity
* How to build a successful information security program
* Overview of Sungard AS offerings in this space
This presentation will provide an overview of the connections between recovery and security along with an outline of best steps for improving their cyber resilience.
Click here to register.
Time: Sign-in begins at 1:00, the meeting begins at 1:30.
Remote attendance: 866-573-0310
Sungard AS Thornton Data Center
550 East 84th Ave., Suite E-5, Thornton, CO
(about ¼ mile east of the I-25 and 84th intersection on the south side of 84th. The entrance is on the north east corner of the building.
All attendees will have to sign in with the security guard and show a picture ID to get a badge)
CPM Symposium - 15% Discount for ACP Members
CPM is extending ACP members a 15% discount when attending this year's symposium. The symposium will be held on November 18 – 20, in Dallas, Texas. Click here to go get more information.
Here are some example sessions this year.
Red Rocks CC offering Associates Degree in Emergency Management and Planning
Red Rocks Community College is offering an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate, in Emergency Management and Planning. The Degree is designed for new entrants into the Emergency Management field while the Certificate is geared toward current practitioners interested in upgrading their skills. The program serves as the focal point for the delivery of emergency management training, including the enhancement of planning skills and operational capabilities required for an effective response to and recovery from disasters.
Click here to download a pdf with more information
More questions? Contact Ivo Roospold, Program Coordinator
Phone: (303) 914-6404; Email: email@example.com
Thanks to HP for hosting the September meeting in the Springs
The topic for this September's meeting was Cloud Functionality and BC/DR. Karen Dunn, ABCP and other HP representatives provided an informational presentation about Cloud in general and the benefits specific to the business continuity and disaster recovery communities.
Speaker Bio: Karen has been with HP as a Continuity Services Specialist for 14 years. She has helped organizations globally to reduce their risk should a disaster occur with solutions such as IT Service Continuity Management, Traditional DR Subscription Services, Cloud Based DR along with creating hybrid environments to support mission critical environments. Karen also provides post-sales support to ensure customer's long term needs are met.
ACP Supports SafeAmerica "Drill Month"
Under the title, BE Safe America, a broad coalition of over 50 non-profits and governmental agencies are being invited to collaborate and a) train together; b) rehearse a disaster drill individually; and then c) conduct pre- and post- evaluative surveys as a step toward improving the nation’s resiliency.
The Safe America Foundation announced its plan to coordinate Year 6 of the nation’s first comprehensive national preparedness effort this fall along with its new partner, the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP). ACP, which includes 2,400 members in 42 chapters, will work to be the ‘local army’ of the BE Safe America program.
For more information go to www.safeamerica.org