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February 25, 2021
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We continue the tradition of recognizing chapter members' service to their chapters and fellow members. Meet the individuals voted by their chapters as MVPs. Each newsletter, we'll be featuring two new MVPs.
 
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Delaware First State Chapter: Ralph Petti, MBCI, CBCP, GRCP
Since joining the Delaware ACP Team, Ralph continues to promote membership and continue to push for maintaining the Team.
 
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Eastern Great Lakes Chapter: Carol Janicki
Carol serves on the chapter board as Secretary. She has continually approached this work with dedication, professionalism and candor. Carol's commitment has been pivotal during a year that challenged industry professionals on many levels. Despite navigating difficult personal and professional challenges, Carol ensured the chapter remained organized and focused on the mission.
 
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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Central 
 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mountain | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific

Join us for our March chapter meeting and hear our guest speaker discuss CyberCrime. Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent and Author of the Secret to Cybersecurity, Scott Augenbaum is going to teach you how to reduce your organization's chances of becoming the next Cybercrime victim, without purchasing products or services or having a PhD in Computer Science.

Meet Your Speaker:
Scott Augenbaum

During his over 3 decades with the FBI, Scott responded to thousands of CyberCrime incidents whose victims suffered financial and reputation losses that, to this day, have no chance of being recovered. Through first hand experience, Scott learned the simple non-cost steps that, if taken, could have prevented 90%+ of these losses.

In 1988 Scott joined the FBI’s New York Field Office as a support employee. In 1994 he became a Special Agent and was assigned to the FBI’s Syracuse, New York office where he focused on domestic terrorism, white collar and hate crimes and computer crimes.

In October 2003, Scott was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent in the Cyber Division/Cyber Crime Fraud Unit at the FBI’s Washington, D.C. headquarters where he was responsible for managing the FBI’s Cyber Task Force and Intellectual Property Rights Programs. In 2006, Scott was transferred to the FBI's Nashville office and managed its Computer Instrusion/Counter Intelligence Squad.

 
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No matter what industry you’re in, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions. This has mainly been due to many organizations not having any plan in place to handle this kind of disaster, much less the means to communicate with their people about how they were gong to manage it. The Mass Notification Pandemic Playbook is a detailed guide to help organizations create a pandemic plan that can be used before, during and after a crisis. Mass notifications help organizations reach large groups of people quickly with the information they need to stay safe. From sending out health and safety alerts to providing updates on closing and reopening facilities, organizations can create a plan that reduces confusion, minimizes downtime, and protects people when it matters most. 

The Pandemic Playbook covers:
  • Strategies for communicating with remote workers
  • 8 ways to use mass notification during a pandemic
  • Scheduling health and safety reminders
  • Sharing plans for reopening
  • And much more! 

Download your best practices guide today!
 
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says that cases of identity theft skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, with incidents reported doubling compared to 2019.

Most of the incidents targeted government relief funds reserved for individuals and small businesses hardest hit by the pandemic.

The commission released the information ahead of the Identity Theft Awareness Week, February 1-5 hosted at the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) in collaboration with AARP Fraud Watch Network.

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Since 2007, privacy professionals from across the globe have gathered together on January 28 to raise awareness about data privacy and security best practices and issues. The past year presented new challenges and questions for organizations of all sizes, as we responded to enhanced and evolving cyber-attacks; addressed the implementation of new laws and regulations, like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the federal interoperability and information blocking regulations for health care organizations; and developed strategies for responding to new issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more.
 
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Our goal is to drive valuable expertise to our members. And we need you to help!

If you are an expert interested in supporting the profession through educating your peers, we’d love to consider featuring you as an ACP featured presenter.

To be considered, complete this form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our Education Committee will review submittals and connect with you on next steps.
We are currently looking for 2021 webinars.

If you are interested in driving quality content to members behind the scenes, we invite you to consider volunteering with the Education Committee. For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
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We've recently experienced a renewed interest in ACP's Industry Sponsorship Program from companies providing products and services to contingency professionals. These individuals are responsible for a variety of mission critical functions including business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency management, and risk management.  This is an opportunity for industry organizations to tell your story and educate an expanding marketplace as to the value of your company deliverables.  As an Association Industry Sponsor you can be assured of significant exposure to our members in a variety of mediums including our weekly communication News & Views.

Further information on the program can be found under the "Sponsors" tab of the ACP website.  Why not take the opportunity to have a conversation with ACP staff regarding the program deliverables which best align with your strategic marketing plan.  They can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 1.800.445.4227 FREE.
 
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Know someone who would be interested in this timely resource specifically for continuity professionals?  Pass along this e-news and encourage them to join ACP.

The ACP Get Connected! initiative asks every ACP member to personally reach out to one colleague, friend or acquaintance for membership this year in order to build a stronger, better ACP.
 
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