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October 9, 2021
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As a membership organization, members are ACP’s most important asset and you can attest to the value that members’ knowledge and expertise bring to the industry and our local chapters. ACP members thrive when our membership increases in diversity and in depth of knowledge of our industry.

ACP needs your partnership to build an organization that serves our professional community well. One simple step you can take to partner in building ACP is completing this survey. It will help the Board of Directors understand your priorities and values.

As an added incentive, for all those who respond to the survey, we will award six prizes to randomly selected survey responders!
  • Three, free one-year ACP national and local chapter memberships, plus an ACP Member Care package of assorted ACP merchandise
  • Three ACP Member Care packages of assorted ACP merchandise
Yes! I want to fill out the survey!
 
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Adapting to the Evolving Business Continuity Landscape

Thursday, November 11, 2021
1:00 PM Eastern | 12:00 PM Central | 11:00 AM Mountain | 10:00 AM Pacific
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Prepare for success and resilience in 2022 with an overview of trends and evolving needs in business continuity, as well as important BCM updates to consider in the new year. Greg will also provide Q&A time to discuss any questions you may have specific to your industry, role, and individual business needs.
 
Presented by: Greg Tillotson
Test and Declare Manager, Agility Recovery

Greg has been a member of the Agility Recovery Services team for over two years. His areas of focus are testing the business continuity plans for Agility clients. He also managing physical recovery for Agility clients at time of need.
 
He has his CDRE and ABCP, as well as being a certified facilitator. He is currently the lead for tabletop exercise for the Agility Test/Declare team.

Before joining Agility, Greg spent over 30 years in the broadcast industry – both on air, managing and consulting radio stations across the United States.
 
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Save the date!
ACP's December 9 webinar will be presented by James B. Rice, Jr., Deputy Director for the Center for Transportation and Logistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. More details coming soon!
 
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On October 6, the Garden State Chapter gathered for a meet & greet with new board members, current chapter members, and to connect with future members. What events are happening in your chapter?
 
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For enterprises, getting up to speed with cloud deployments, migrations, and protecting their cloud infrastructure in time and cost-efficient ways is more important now more than ever. With AWS, enterprises gain a significant level of visibility and confidence in providing the most efficient cloud computing environment available. They also have peace of mind knowing their data is protected through core security and compliance requirements.

Read more.


Cybersecurity professionals are usually the heroes of their stories, defending their organizations from ever-evolving cyberthreats. But to adapt to the rise of hybrid and remote work, they may have to take some pointers from an archvillain: Harry Potter’s dark wizard nemesis, Lord Voldemort.

The reason is simple. Companies used to be able to protect their data simply by securing their network perimeters. But with the rise of remote and hybrid work, that perimeter has evaporated, leaving many organizations vulnerable.

Read more.

 
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Disadvantaged Groups More Likely to Experience Cybercrime, Experience Disproportionately Damaging Results

A new study from security software firm Malwarebytes, in conjunction with technology access non-profit Digitunity, indicates that racial and gender bias may extend even to the world of cybercrime. The study finds that disadvantaged groups are not only more frequent targets of these attacks, but also that they suffer disproportionate damage from them.

Read more.
 
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Cyber Response Builder


Cyber attacks impact organizations all over the world, and because attacks are growing in sophistication and capability, prevention alone is no longer enough. We’re no longer operating from a standpoint of “if” we may fall victim to a successful cyber attack. We need to shift to a “when” perspective.

So, where do you begin?

The Cyber Response Builder is designed to help you proactively build your cyber resilience capabilities to anticipate, respond to, and recover from cyber attacks. Within, we’ve provided a framework and assessment to help you quickly evaluate your current capability and get you started on the path to business resilience.

With this guide you’ll learn how to:
  • Level Set
  • Create Focus
  • Take Inventory
  • Build Response Strategy
  • Create Competencies
  • Assess Current State
 
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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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