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November 18, 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.  
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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

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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. 

Thursday, November 18, 2021
4:00 PM Eastern / 3:00 PM Central / 2:00 pm Mountain / 1:00 pm Pacific

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On September 26, 2014, a wave of protests swept across Hong Kong. The event, which became known as the Umbrella Movement, emerged in response to moves by the government of mainland China to reform Hong Kong’s electoral system. The protests brought the city to a near standstill for three months.
China’s intention to exert greater control over Hong Kong in the interests of its national security was well known even before 2014. As was the potential for Hong Kong’s population to engage in mass protests in the name of democracy. So why were so many organizations large and small, local and foreign, caught off-guard in 2019 when a fresh wave of violent protests emerged in response to China’s introduction of an Extradition Law Amendment Bill?
In this Case Study, we will look for lessons from Hong Kong for Business Continuity Planning professionals.

The event will be interesting to professionals with global responsibilities, the presentation will be geared for a New York audience.

Learning Objectives
  • From fusion centers to GSOCs, lessons on how to identify and track risk with medium-term cycles
  • The globalization of protest movement expertise and distributed how-to. What this means for preparedness
  • How different organizational structures and priorities can play a role in readiness
  • How Hong Kong protest exposed cultural biases and blind-spots that affected resilience and recovery and contingency, and what this means for BCP for multi-state events
  • Dynamics in Hong Kong and China affecting BCP
Click here for more information and to register for the New York Metro Chapter's meeting. This recording will also be made available at a later date in the ACP Webinar Archives, available exclusively to members.

Join the Colorado Rocky Mountain Chapter's November Meeting

Friday, November 19
3:30 PM Eastern / 2:30 PM Central / 1:30 PM Mountain / 12:30 PM Pacific

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FirstNet is the only nationwide wireless network built for first responders and the extended public safety community.

- Your needs. Your network. Priority network access across AT&T’s entire national LTE network plus sites built on an exclusive FirstNet spectrum. Always at the front of the line, and always on.

- Communication in the fast lane. Unlimited voice, data, video, messaging, location services, push-to-talk, and more with an ecosystem of over 100 apps.

- Superior service for those who serve. Unprecedented security operations, network traffic management, and specialized support 24/7/365.

Click here for more information and to register. 


It wouldn’t take long for someone scanning job posts on LinkedIn, Indeed or ZipRecruiter to find a role that was either fully remote or hybrid. A recent study found that about 62 percent of working adults ages 22 to 65 claim to work remotely at least occasionally. Working from home is convenient for the employee, but maintaining a strong security posture can be difficult for the employer. The greatest challenge in this era of disrupted workforces is that employees must access customers’ sensitive data to complete work. But how are they to do this securely? Businesses turned to the zero-trust model, otherwise known as the principle of “never trust, always verify.” By always confirming that the person accessing the network is who they say they are, companies can protect against data breaches and prevent exposing their customer’s sensitive data.

Read more.



Facebook’s opt-in facial recognition system will no longer be available in a matter of weeks, and the templates it relied on to function will be deleted. The decision comes as the social media giant rebrands as “Meta” and looks to keep ahead of regulations while repairing its reputation for privacy.

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The Security Operation Centre (SOC) is the nerve system of an organization's security defenses. Back in the days, the SOC focused mainly on fulfilling and assessing regulatory compliance. However, since SOCs first emerged in the mid-90s, they have evolved at break-neck speed and show no signs of slowing down.

The pandemic forced many SOC teams to rethink the way they operate. For many, the focus became making sure that employees could work effectively from home, which resulted in the increased dependence on cloud-based applications and services. This change posed serious security risks and elevated the role for SOCs. Investments in cloud-based infrastructure widened an organization's already broad threat surface and left corporate networks exposed to new vulnerabilities. As SOCs continue to mature, they are advancing their objectives and making more concerted efforts to stop threats before they can cause damage, rather than simply detecting and responding to threats retroactively.

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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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