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September 9, 2021
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In accordance with The Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) Bylaws, nominations for National Board of Directors are now open. 
  • If you would like to nominate someone as a candidate for the Board Election please complete this form.
  • If you would like to nominate yourself as a candidate for the Board Election please complete this form.
The deadline to nominate someone else is October 3.
The deadline to nominate yourself is October 13.

Join National Board Members Dr. Bernard A. Jones and Stuart Murray for conversation via Zoom on best practices and current challenges in field. This is a free event for ACP members.
Sep 10, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 
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Investment analyst Toni Sacconaghi, senior research analyst with AB Bernstein and regular guest on CNBC, made waves last week with an investor note claiming that Google is making massive annual payments to Apple to be placed as the default search engine on its devices.

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Is Disaster Recovery the Unsung Cybersecurity Hero?


With 600,000 new malware threats being identified every day, experts warn that every company will eventually be a victim. What happens when attackers bypass your cybersecurity solution?

Disaster recovery (DR) plans need to be aligned with cybersecurity before an incident occurs to be effective during and after to get data, systems, and applications back online and maintain critical business functions. DR can be the one thing that saves your business in the case of a cyberattack. Keeping data secure requires more than just backups and recovery plans. New ransomware strains focus on deleting backup files, agents, and security software.
 
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Developed by Israel-based NSO Group, Pegasus is a highly effective form of iPhone spyware that has been making news for years now due to its repeated use by repressive governments. Another case has emerged as a new Citizens Lab report reveals that the government of Bahrain has used Pegasus to track at least nine activists since June 2020.

While this is not an entirely surprising development given that Bahrain has already been known to deploy spyware to keep tabs on activists, the story is noteworthy in that it appears at least one of the activists was hacked with Pegasus while residing in London.


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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, please contact Robbie LaRocca or Ed Goldberg
We are currently looking for September- December 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 Robbie LaRocca or Ed Goldberg.
 
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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 or by calling 1.800.445.4227 FREE.
 
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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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