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September 23, 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 no later than October 3.
  • If you would like to nominate yourself as a candidate for the Board Election please complete this form no later than October 13.
 
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This year the ACP North Texas Chapter (ACPNT) became a member of the Frisco Texas Chamber of Commerce. The Frisco chamber was selected as they are a 5-star Chamber in North Texas, with only 3% of Chambers across the country achieving that level of certification. The goal of the ACPNT Board was to give back within the community by expanding awareness of Organizational Resiliency as we celebrate our 35th anniversary as a Chapter.

On August 18, the ACPNT partnered with the Frisco Chamber and hosted a unique Public/Private Sector Summit titled Protecting Your Business. The summit was designed to assist small and medium sized businesses who normally do not have access to this level or depth of information.

The host of the event was our own Chet Bojarski, MBCP (North Texas Chapter President) worked with the chamber and invited special guest speakers Brett Leatherman (FBI-Asst. Special Agent) and Bryan Gray (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency – Protective Security Advisor) as they shared business risks that impact the world every day. Presentations covered background on ACP, the importance of preparation planning, and ways that businesses of all sizes can avoid falling victim to attacks such as cyber threats, ransomware, and many more risks that could close their business permanently if they were not equipped with the knowledge on how to avoid or handle it. 
Event speakers left to right, Bryan Gray (CISA), Brett Leatherman (FBI),
and Chet Bojarski (ACP North Texas President)
 
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November 10, 2021
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET
In person or virtual
 
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The mass shift to working from home precipitated by the Covid-19 pandemic created massive security challenges, ones that were difficult to solve even if workers could be convinced to practice nearly perfect security hygiene. A new study from HP indicates that employee buy-in is far from 100%.

Read more.

 
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Avoiding Dark Patterns:
Critical Tools for Privacy Legal Counsel

More often than not, a user will go on a website with a specific task in mind – to browse, to buy, or to learn. But how much of what one does on the website is done of the consumer’s own volition?

Companies’ use of “dark patterns” can potentially, and many times, very effectively, get a consumer to make a specific decision on their websites contrary to what the consumer actually wants. Some dark patterns mistakenly misdirect consumers, while others intentionally and coercively “force” them to act in a certain way. These patterns can take the form of trick questions, misleading information, or even hidden information, as well as color blocks and fonts placed in a certain location of the website that can skew consumer behavior. Even the unintentional use of dark patterns makes decision-making confusing for consumers and erodes trust.
 
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Discounted Webinar Series for ACP Members

Behavioral Psychologist and ACP webinar presenter Steve Crimando is hosting another series of classes in October that are available to ACP members at a discounted rate!

These sessions provide brief, focused training in a series of 3 or 4 classes on targeted violence. Topics include:
  • Comprehensive Active Shooter Incident Management
  • Key Concepts in Threat Assessment and Threat Management
  • Mental Health Emergencies in the Workplace
  • Incel Violent Extremists in the Evolving Threat Landscape
For additional information, group discounts, or to register and get the ACP discount, contact Steve at .
 
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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 contactEd Goldberg
We are currently looking for October 28, 2021 and November 11, 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 Ed Goldberg.
 
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Click on the button below and use the form to submit your articles, events, and news to the bi-weekly newsletter.
Just download the form, fill it out and save it, and then email it to Rebecca Merrill at .
Click here to Submit Your Ideas for News & Views!
 
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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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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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