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November 4, 2021
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Now, more than ever, it’s vitally important to invest in yourself. It’s been another tough year. And it’s your professional community, the Association of Continuity Professionals, that can offer you the best resources—at the best value for your membership dollar—to help you and your organization succeed. We want to put you first.  
 
ACP is strong because of members like you. Continue investing in your future.  

Log in to your account and renew your membership now! 

Many of us prefer to do everything we can online ourselves, but we know that some ACP members work in secure technology environments that make renewing online a challenge. The ACP team is happy to help any ACP member avoid those technology roadblocks and renew your membership over the phone at (800) 445-4227. And don’t hesitate to reach out to ACP if you have questions during this process at  or (800) 445-4227. 

 
Yes! I want to renew my membership!
 
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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
Click here to register!
 
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 manages 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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7 Core Capacities Necessary for Supply Chain Resilience

Thursday, December 9, 2021
1:00 PM Eastern | 12:00 PM Central | 11:00 AM Mountain | 10:00 AM Pacific
Save the date! Registration coming soon!
 
Making a supply chain resilient implicitly involves creating business continuity plans (BCPs) to ensure continued operations in the face of a supply chain disruption. These are plans to restore lost capacities, independent of HOW the operational capacities were lost. 
The good news is that there are only seven ways in which a supply chain can fail. Each failure (also known as failure mode) involves the loss of at least one of the core capacities listed.
  • The capacity to acquire materials (maintain supply).
  • The capacity to ship and/or transport products. 
  • The capacity to communicate.
  • The capacity to convert (internal manufacturing operations).
  • The human resources (personnel) capacity.
  • The capacity to maintain financial flows.
  • The capacity to distribute products to customers including consumers.
Regardless of how the capacity was lost (due to natural disaster, industrial accident, infrastructure failure, for example), the outcome is predictable – capacity loss.
Presented by: James B. Rice, Jr.
Deputy Director
Center for Transportation and Logistics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jim Rice joined the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics in 1995 and was appointed as the Deputy Director of CTL in 2007.  In this capacity he oversees all industrial outreach programs and serves as the Director of the Supply Chain Exchange, including marketing and communication for CTL, and runs CTL’s Executive Education Programs. 
 
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ACP Garden State has updated it's website and added new faces to our Board Of Directors: 



They have a calendar of events lined up for 2022 with dynamic speakers and events so check out their website for more details. The Garden Chapter of ACP is renewing the annual Holiday gathering, with dinner at Maggianos in Bridgewater, NJ, on December 9 at 6:00 PM:
 
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Join DRJ on March 20-23, 2022 at the Disney Coronation Springs Resort in Orlando! 

Registration is now open! Right now, you can register for an extra 10% off early bird pricing if you register by December 15, 2021.  This is the lowest price that will be available for the conference, and we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and plan in advance.

To register at this lowest rate, use discount code LOWEST during checkout. This code is valid up until December 15, 2021

REGISTER NOW

There’s no better way to stay connected to the latest developments in our industry. This is your chance to immerse yourself in years of knowledge and experience in just 4 days. 

  • Learn about building resiliency from leaders who are facing the uncertainties of tomorrow
  • Get exclusive access to industry experts and leaders
  • Exchange experiences and build your network in a live setting 
  • Experience and assess leading edge technologies and solutions, all in one place

You won’t want to miss this. Make your plan to attend. 

REGISTER NOW to secure your discount (use code LOWEST to lock in your rate).

 
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The cybersecurity awareness training firm KnowBe4 released its 2021 State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report detailing the appalling state of employee awareness and practices.

The report includes responses from 1,000 employees in small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and large corporations in the United States.

It attempted to determine how much cybersecurity training the workers received and the impact it had on employee awareness of common cybersecurity risks.

The report found that employees could not identify social engineering attacks, security expectations for standard and privileged users, and how cybersecurity risks could adversely affect their employers.

Read more.

 
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Artificial Intelligence is often viewed as a potential threat to humanity, but it can also be viewed as a valuable tool. From self-driving cars to automated security systems, AI is gradually becoming a valuable resource in our everyday lives. It’s important to realize that AI can be used for good or bad purposes. One of the biggest risks of AI is that it is becoming more and more advanced, which is opening the door to the possibility of AI surpassing human intelligence. This is called the singularity, and it’s something that should be considered because once it occurs, we may not be able to turn back.

Read more.
 
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Improve Emergency Preparedness Through Tabletop Exercises


Diagnose and Address Critical Gaps in Your Emergency Plan
Learn a step-by-step framework for conducting effective tabletop exercises at your organization that will help participants test, learn, and refine emergency action plans.

In an emergency, critical decisions need to be made fast. These decisions can either prevent or contribute to disastrous outcomes. Through consistent practice, you can ensure your organization makes the right decisions when a real emergency occurs.

Follow the steps included in this guide to conduct simulated, interactive exercises that test your organization’s emergency response procedures. Get the guide.
 
 
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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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