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Beyond the Tabletop
Presenters: Patrick Meidenbauer, Consultant, Avalution and Josh Wills, Consultant, Avalution
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. ET


Business continuity exercises are an essential part of the business continuity lifecycle according to best practices, but they often become a “check the box” requirement rather than a true test of the organization’s ability to respond to an incident. Often, businesses repetitively perform plan walkthroughs or simple tabletop exercises that do not fully validate or test the response and recovery structures that the business has implemented.

While these streamlined exercises can help lay the groundwork for effective incident management, they may not maximize the benefits that training and exercising can provide for an organization’s business continuity program. Additionally, tabletop exercises do not always model an actual incident.

Taking exercises “beyond the tabletop” can better prepare an organization to respond to a disruptive event. In this session, Patrick Meidenbauer and Josh Wills from Avalution will discuss the purpose behind exercising, suggestions to improve exercise effectiveness, and how exercising compares to managing real life events.


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On Demand Webinars

BCP Made Simple
Presenter: Tam Williams, Business Continuity Consultant, KingsBridge BCP
Now Available for On Demand Viewing

BCP is the acronym for Business Continuity Planning. Unfortunately, many see BCP as “Big Complex Pain.” Join KingsBridge to learn how, since 1983, they’ve streamlined the process to focus on a completed plan before it becomes a complex pain. This simplified BCP will achieve high marks from your auditors, while maximizing limited resources, reducing time commitments, and clearing the hurdles due to limited buy-in.

Join Continuity Insights for this complimentary webinar to learn more about this important topic. We’ll be joined by Tam Williams, Project Manager and Business Continuity Consultant, who will reveal how KingsBridge’s approach adheres to industry best practices, while adding a healthy dose of time-proven methodologies that keep a clear focus on the goal of a completed Business Continuity Plan.


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How I Survived 20+ Years in Business Continuity – Living Outside the Box!
Presenter: Becky Cohen, CBCP, MBCI, Director of Business Continuity, BBX Capital
Now Available for On Demand Viewing

Have you ever wondered if you are doing this Business Continuity job correctly? With more than 20 years of experience and involvement in more than 100 events in last year alone, Becky Cohen, CBCP, MBCI, Director of Business Continuity at BBX Capital and its nine companies, has been there.

As your webinar presenter, Cohen will describe how as a one-person department, she manages to engage thousands of associates from nine different companies… and survive. She’ll describe she got her start in BCP, finding the right formula for each company, the challenges of audits, budgets, battles, testing. It’s a good day when work remains “inside of the box;” the extraordinary days are those with ‘challenges’ from outside the box; and success only comes from learning and achieving goals to ensure continuity.


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Pathway to Cyber-Resiliency Case Study – City of Atlanta Ransomware Attacks
Presenter: Ria Aiken, Director of Business Information Security Operations, The Federal Reserve; Former Member, City of Atlanta Mayor’s Cabinet
Now Available for On Demand Viewing

In March of 2018, the City of Atlanta, GA was the subject of a ransomware attack. Many city services and programs were affected by the cyberattack, including online services for citizens to pay bills and request utility service. More recently, on August 20, 2019, the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) announced that more than 20 state-run services including police departments, had been affected by a ransomware attack.

Ria Aiken was the first ever appointed Director of the Mayor’s Office of Crisis Management and Emergency Preparedness for the City of Atlanta in 2015. In this webinar, Ms. Aiken will discuss her experience serving in a lead role in the City of Atlanta’s crisis management, response, restoration, and recovery efforts related to the March 2018 ransomware attack.

By attending this webinar, you qualify for one (1) CEAP credit toward DRII certification.

Key takeaways:

  • Lessons learned from the ransomware attacks
  • How you can transform and strengthen your cyber-resilience through:
    • Improvements in operational effectiveness
    • Change management
    • and Business continuity


What’s Missing from Your Business Continuity Plan?: 7 Components of a Complete Plan
Presenter: Andrea Tolentino, CBRA, Principal Solutions Consultant, Quantivate
Now Available for On Demand Viewing

What’s missing from your business continuity plan? Join Continuity Insights for this free webinar which will equip your organization to take stock of your BC/DR plan from title page to appendix, making sure your documentation is complete, usable, and audit-ready.

Andrea Tolentino, a certified business resilience auditor (CBRA) and Principal Solutions Consultant at Quantivate, will review the fundamental and advanced components that a comprehensive plan should include.

Her presentation will:

  • Help you understand the BC program life cycle and how your plan fits into it
  • Review best practices on BC plan maintenance and revision history
  • Give you insight on managing enterprise wide BC plans
  • Define core reports to help strengthen your BC plan


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The Digital Transformation Revolution
Presenter: Richard Cooper, Director of Global Accounts, Fusion Risk Management
Now Available for On Demand Viewing

With the continued evolution of our industry, the topic of digital transformation keeps coming up, and with it a number of questions that need to be addressed: What does this concept mean? What does it mean for the greater resiliency practice? And what tools, software, and practices can help you by thinking less traditional and more digital?

Join Continuity Insights for this new webinar, The Digital Transformation Revolution, where you’ll hear from Richard Cooper, Director of Global Accounts for Fusion Risk Management, as he discusses what this concept means and how your program can better prepare for the future. You’ll learn:

  • How to differentiate between digitization (lists and plans that are static) and digital transformation (information databases with constantly evolving information)
  • The four key pillars of digital transformation: automation, visibility, compliance, and control
  • How to strategically set your program up to be digitally transformed


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The Risk and Recovery Challenge: Will It Work Across Multiple Risk Scenarios
Presenter: John Beattie, Principal Consultant, Sungard AS
Now Available for On Demand Viewing

With data and compute capabilities spread across multiple data centers, computer rooms, availability zones, geographic regions, and international borders, few organizations can effectively answer: “Do we have disaster recovery risk for the systems that support our highest profile products and services?”

Disaster Recovery teams are responsible for protecting critical business operations by maintaining a constant state of recovery readiness across multiple data centers, complex infrastructures, and all within a continually changing threat landscape resulting in an exhaustive list of potential disaster and disruption scenarios. It is an ongoing challenge to fully understand, prioritize, and manage recovery risk across the enterprise and responsibly determine where to proactively invest in risk treatments. If your organization is like most, you may not know how to measure or convey the level of confidence you have in your Disaster Recovery and major IT failure response processes, capabilities and plans – a level of confidence your executives need to understand; without asking.

If there is any doubt, attend this webinar and learn key focus areas needed in an effective Disaster Recovery Risk Management program, and the identification and evaluation of the risks that are likely to impede an effective response to a significant technology disruption or disaster event.


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Implementing and Managing Business Continuity Programs in Large and Complex Institutions:
A Discussion with MIT, NYU and VCU

Moderator: Maria Bouffard, CEM, CBCP
Founding Director of Emergency Management, Yale University and
Higher Education Client Success Director, Veoci

Steven Taddonio, CBCI, Emergency Management Specialist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
William Karnadi, MPA, Manager, Emergency Management, Department of Public Safety, New York University
Anne Marie McLaughlin, CEM, CBCP, Director of Emergency Management and Continuity, New York University
Lori Dachille, MBA, MS, Director of Emergency Preparedness, Virginia Commonwealth University Police
Now Available for On Demand Viewing | View

MIT, NYU, and VCU have put much planning and effort into developing and maintaining their Business Continuity Programs. As large, complex, and global institutions, their programs engage multitudes of diverse business units in the process of building resilience and ensuring they continue their educational missions.

Join Maria Bouffard, the founding Director of Emergency Management at Yale University and the Higher Education Client Success Director for Veoci, for a roundtable discussion with an expert panel of emergency management and preparedness professionals from leading US universities.

As a webinar attendee, you will come away with key insights including:

  • How these institutions of higher education planned and strategized the implementation and execution of their BCP programs.
  • What special considerations were taken to engage specialized business units such as laboratories, medical units, or international programs.
  • How our panelists manage their programs today, what lessons they’ve learned along the way, and how they adjusted to the growing needs of their institutions.

The panel includes:

Steven Taddonio, CBCI
Emergency Management Specialist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

William Karnadi, MPA
Manager, Emergency Management
Department of Public Safety
New York University

Anne Marie McLaughlin, CEM, CBCP
Director of Emergency Management and Continuity
New York University

Lori Dachille, MBA, MS
Director of Emergency Preparedness
Virginia Commonwealth University Police


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What Are the Factors Behind Successful Business Continuity Programs?
Presenters: Scot McLeod, Vice President of Marketing, Assurance Softeware; Charles Boffin, President of EMEA/APAC, ClearView Continuity
Now Available for On Demand Viewing

During May, in collaboration with various industry associations, ClearView Continuity and Assurance Software launched a global survey to uncover insights about the keys to success in Business Continuity around the world. Altogether, more than 1,100 responses were received!

This webinar will give you an opportunity to be the first to hear what the results and key findings of the study. This is the largest business continuity benchmarking study ever and provides insights into what the key aspects of a successful BC Program are.

You’ll discover:

  • Which organizational attributes align with BC program success
  • What the greatest BC challenges are, and which are most widely addresses
  • What are the greatest sources of confidence in BC program effectiveness
  • What are the most widely used measures for BC program return on investment (ROI)
  • And much more.


Risky Indicators – Identifying Key Risk Indicators That Accurately Communicate Overall Preparedness
Presenter: Michael Keating, Vice President of Business Continuity Management, RGA Reinsurance Company
Now Available for On Demand Viewing

Measurement is essential to the effectiveness of any risk management program, and business continuity management is no exception. Unfortunately, measuring activities we routinely perform can sometimes be an unreliable way to determine how well risk is being mitigated. How can we identify Key Risk Indicators (KRIs) that accurately tell the story of business resilience in the face of increasingly uncertain threats we face?

Join Michael Keating, Vice President of Business Continuity Management for RGA Reinsurance Company, for this webinar as he covers how one company looked to identify and report on KRIs that were both simple enough that a Board member could understand them and meaningful enough to communicate a complex picture of overall preparedness.


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How to Continuously Sell the “Value-Add” of Your BCM Program (to Everyone!)
Presenter: Michael Harding, AFBCI, CBCP, BCM Program Lead, Automotive Resources International
Now Available for On Demand Viewing

For years we’ve heard, “you need to gain executive buy-in” in order to have a successful program. While having the support of senior management is important, it is equally important to have the support of everyone you meet with at your company – all employees.

Using a “Cheers” theme reference, Michael Harding, BCM Program Lead for Automotive Resources International, says that you should elevate and enhance your profile within your organization to the point “where everybody knows your name.”

While some people might not get this reference, all it really means is that you should be a well-known person within your company, since the goal of a successful program is to get it ingrained in the culture. Join Harding for a spirited discussion as he reviews the essential principles that you should utilize to get employees thinking of your program as an added benefit versus something that has to be completed each year. And have some fun while you’re selling the “value add” of your program to everyone!


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Making the Case for Testing: How to Build Organizational Buy-in for Testing to Get More Valuable Results
Presenters: Joel Navarro, Global Manager, Business Continuity, Mary Kay Inc., and Steve O’Neal, Enterprise Account Executive, Agility Recovery
Now Available for On Demand Viewing


Given the challenges that testing presents, it’s difficult to get significant value from running a successful test. During this session, Joel Navarro, Global Manager of Business Continuity for Mary Kay Inc., and Steve O’Neal, Enterprise Account Executive with Agility Recovery, will discuss proven tactics for addressing the common challenges of testing your business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) plan and how to ensure your organization gets value from your test by:

  • Gaining management support
  • Getting IT on board
  • Having all the resources required for the test in place ahead of time
  • Building on the BC/DR plan after the exercise.


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Business Continuity Program Metrics That Fuel Engagement Across Stakeholders
Presenter: Brian Zawada, Co-Founder/Managing Director and Chief Visionary Officer, Avalution
Now Available for On Demand Viewing

Many practitioners only leverage activity-based metrics when communicating the performance of their business continuity program and preparedness in general. While activity-based metrics are important to measure program-level performance, they often don’t resonate with senior leadership, drive engagement throughout the organization, or enable decision-making that’s focused on improving preparedness for a disruptive incident.

Join Brian Zawada, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Avalution, for this webinar to learn:

  • What business continuity program metrics you should be tracking (and why)
  • How to develop appropriate metrics tailored to your organization
  • How to effectively leverage the results to fuel engagement and evolve your program toward the right level of resiliency.


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Effective Risk Management Through ERM/BCM Integration & Collaboration
Presenter: Bill Hord, VP – Enterprise Risk Management Services, Quantivate
Now Available for On Demand Viewing

Integrating Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Business Continuity Management (BCM) enhances the value of each risk discipline, but also enables organizations to better execute and achieve their strategic vision.

How do you effectively integrate ERM and BCM? What challenges will you face? Successfully integrating the two disciplines is necessary for the organization to fully capitalize on its risk management disciplines.

View this webinar to learn how leveraging your ERM and BCM programs can increase your overall risk management effectiveness and drive greater success for your organization!

Your participation will help you:

  • Address the challenges of integration
  • Better understand ERM & BCM commonalities
  • Increase risk management effectiveness

As your webinar presenter, William “Bill” Hord has over 28 years of experience in executive management within the financial services industry focused in risk management, business continuity, financial software, and lending & collections.


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BCDR Software Implementation – Recommended Practices
Presenters: Aaron Callaway, Managing Director, and Chris Hamrick, Consulting Manager, Fairchild Resiliency Systems
Now Available for On Demand Viewing


Successful system implementations are a combination of art and science. Even the best systems can lead to epic fails and non-acceptance. Selecting a BCDR application to help automate your program is a big decision. However, your next move can determine short & long-term success. A process driven system implementation is a key way to drive BCDR transformation in organizations. Implementing an application can be a rewarding process for your organization and your career.

Join Aaron Callaway and Chris Hamrick of Fairchild Resiliency Systems for a discuss that will examine lessons learned from implementing hundreds of systems and recommended practices that will help ensure program success and digital adoption. 


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Preparation and Communication – Be Ready for Every Phase of a Hurricane 
Presenters: Paul Yura, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service; Peter Steinfeld, VP of Sales, AlertMedia
Now Available for On Demand Viewing


Hurricanes are among the most disruptive and threatening events for a business anywhere near coastlines and getting caught unprepared can only make the outcomes worse. Proactively communicating accurate information helps keep people safe and your business up and running.

Join Paul Yura, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service, and emergency communication veteran Peter Steinfeld, VP of Sales at AlertMedia, to learn:

  • Expert forecasting and preparation tips for the 2019 hurricane season
  • What businesses can do to prepare for and react to hurricanes
  • What your employees expect to hear from you during all phases of a hurricane
  • How to minimize impacts and keep your people safe and informed no matter what hurricane season has in store 


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Six Keys to Keeping Your Program Under Control
Presenter: Kim Hirsch, Senior Advisory Consultant, Fusion Risk Management
Now Available for On Demand Viewing

Every day, new risks and threats arise that can disrupt business operations. From increasingly unpredictable weather to cyber threats and supply chain outages, today’s business continuity and risk management programs need to more resilient than ever. Information is key to combating these risks and threats.

During this webinar, Kim Hirsch, Senior Advisory Consultant with Fusion Risk Management, will give you six key ways for you to maintain control over your program. These tips will not only improve your confidence, but they will also strengthen the trust your organization has in your program’s ability to respond to disruptions and proactively mitigate them.


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Achieving a State of Recovery Readiness: How Prepared Are You for a Disaster?
Presenter: Joseph George, Vice President of Product Management, Sungard AS
Now Available for On Demand Viewing

You may think your company is prepared for when disaster strikes. But are you really ready? What does that even mean? These are important questions to ask because failing to prepare can be catastrophic for your business.

In this session, Joseph George, Vice President of Product Management with Sungard AS, will walk you through what it means to be recovery ready, the steps to take to ensure your company is recovery ready, the cost implications of achieving readiness, and most importantly, how to maintain a state of recovery readiness.


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NFPA 1600 – 2019 Edition: The Latest Update to an Important Organizational Resilience Tool
Presenter: Don Schmidt, CEO, Preparedness, LLC
Now Available On Demand

NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) has recently published the 2019 edition of the NFPA 1600 “Standard on Continuity, Emergency, and Crisis Management.” Get to know the 8th edition of this important international standard and learn how you can use this tool to improve your organization’s resilience.

Don Schmidt, CEO of Preparedness, LLC and past chair of the NFPA committee, will discuss the standard, why and how you should review it, and identify an additional resource for continuous improvement of your program and plans.

Besides its new name, the 2019 edition includes new and revised content of interest to all emergency management, business continuity, and crisis management professionals. A new chapter titled “Execution,” defines proper plan execution and discusses further integration of crisis management Expanded annexes provide a wealth of new information.


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Choosing the Right Emergency Communication Software for Your Company
Presenters: Scott Ryder, Chief Product Officer, and Peter Steinfeld, Vice President, AlertMedia
Now Available On Demand


With emergency communication software, organizations can effectively communicate with their people during emergencies to keep employees safe and ensure business continuity when it matters most. And while nearly half of organizations today use some form of emergency management software to reach their employees during critical events, not all systems are created equal.

To avoid the mistake of investing in the wrong emergency communication platform, we’re hosting this webinar to assist you throughout the process. Join industry veterans Scott Ryder and Peter Steinfeld for practical insights and advice on key features to consider in a system, critical questions to ask potential vendors, and how to find a system that will best fit your organization’s specific business requirements.


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The Invisible Threat – Planning for Infectious Disease Outbreaks & Epidemics
Presenter: Suzanne Bernier, President, SB Crisis Consulting
Now Available For On Demand Viewing

Recently, Ebola has made a resurgence in West Africa, with a total of over 600 cases now reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As a direct result, an American healthcare worker is currently being monitored in Nebraska after possibly being exposed to the virus while treating patients in Congo.

Add to that the new case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) found in South Korea just a few months ago, as well as recent measles and influenza outbreaks across North America, and it’s clear the threat of a possible infectious disease outbreak or epidemic within our own community or workplace is a constant reality. In addition, new and emerging health threats, along with increased global travel, show we are still vulnerable to a possible pandemic that could be far worse than H1N1.

During this webinar, Suzanne Bernier, President of SB Crisis Consulting, will review recent, emerging, and residual infectious disease threats, as well as case studies and lessons learned from SARS and H1N1. Attendees will then be led through a review some of the key elements required for an effective infectious disease plan, as well as recommended enhancements to those plans, based on case studies and lessons learned.

Key take-aways will include:

– Knowledge and insight into new and emerging viruses of concern across the globe
– Lessons learned and case studies from SARS and the H1N1 pandemic to help you enhance
your current infectious disease plans
– Additional tools and guidance to support your infectious disease planning efforts


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Six Drivers and Ten Principles: An Introduction to Adaptive BC
Presenter: David Lindstedt, Ph.D., Adaptive BC Solutions
Now Available For On Demand Viewing

Dr. David Lindstedt

Adaptive Business Continuity (Adaptive BC) is an approach to continuously improve an organization’s recovery capabilities, with a focus on the continued delivery of services following an unexpected unavailability of people, locations, and/or resources.

Adaptive BC transforms or eliminates the majority of traditional activities in the continuity planning industry. It focuses the discipline and its practitioners on proven practices and away from outdated and ineffectual “best” practices.

Join author, speaker, and unconventional business continuity thought-leader David Lindstedt as he presents Six Drivers and Ten Principles: An Introduction to Adaptive BC, an in-depth discussion that explores the ways in which Adaptive BC better equips continuity practitioners by enhancing their ability to limit potential damage to organizations’ brand, capital, functions, and revenue following an incident or disaster.


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The Top 10 Most Common Mistakes During a Crisis
Presenter: Scott Teel, Senior Director of Corporate Communications, Agility Recovery
Now Available On Demand

It is one of the most frequently asked questions we receive during our educational presentations on disasters: what are the most common mistakes organizations make when confronted by a crisis? In this webinar, we will share with you our experience in dealing with hundreds of disaster events, large and small, point out the most common mistakes, and show you how to avoid them.

Join us as we draw upon our experiences in recovering hundreds of businesses following events such as the recent hurricanes along the Gulf and East coasts, building fires and plumbing leaks. We will address the decisions made, the plans not followed, and the panic-induced mistakes to help you avoid those same situations and lead your organization through a crisis.


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Intelligence Sourcing During a Crisis
Presenters: Juli Morse, Vice President of Customer Success, and Noah Hartnett, Intelligence Analyst, Swan Island Networks
Now Available On Demand


Situational awareness is never more critical than during a crisis. As the risk level rises and threats multiply, informed decision making becomes the difference between survival and catastrophe. Achieving situational awareness during a crisis requires adopting and adapting emergent and alternative data into the intelligence gathering process.

In this webinar, we will highlight the intelligence gathering process, emergent and alternative sources, and review how we tackled real life crises of Hurricane Florence and the recent wildfire season. You’ll also have the opportunity to submit your questions during the live Q&A at the end of the broadcast.


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Recovery Lessons Learned from Hurricanes Florence & Michael
Presenters: Scott Teel, Senior Director of Corporate Communications, and Mark Norton, Test and Recovery Manager, Agility Recovery
Now Available On Demand


Each year’s Hurricane Season brings opportunity to test the mettle of even the best-laid plans for Crisis Management and Disaster Preparedness. The major storms of 2018 were no different and presented their own unique challenges to organizations on the Gulf and East coasts.

Tune in for an in-depth analysis of the lessons learned from these storms as Scott Teel, Senior Director of Corporate Communications with Agility Recovery and Mark Norton, Test and Recovery Manager, also with Agility, discuss real recoveries and the experiences of personnel on the ground responding to Florence and Michael. Topic areas will include communications, logistics, crisis management, facilities, supply chains and restoration of basic utilities.


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Reimagining Business Resiliency: Taking Mass Notifications to the Next Level
Presenter: Troy Harper, General Manager, OnSolve
Now Available On Demand

Mass notification systems have become a core component of most organizations’ business resiliency and disaster recovery operations. But too often notifications require a heavy manual component that can lead to human error and are siloed from business workflows in a way that limits the value notification systems can deliver to your organization. Reimagining business resiliency to meet the rapidly evolving threats and challenges your business faces every day – whether it’s a developing ransomware attack, severe weather or an active shooter situation – requires seamlessly integrating automated notifications with key business processes and removing as much of the manual burden as possible. Taking a more holistic approach can better protect people and property, while streamlining internal communications between employees, staff, and decision makers – and externally with the public at large.

Attendees will learn how to:
• Incorporate mass notification into continuity planning
• Build a communication strategy for disaster scenarios
• Maintain business resiliency in any critical event


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How Winter Threatens Your Business. And What To Do About It
Presenters: Paul Yura, Warning Coordination Meterologist, National Weather Service; Peter Steinfeld, VP of Sales, AlertMedia
Now Available On Demand


Winter brings many diverse threats to businesses, in all environments. From freezing temperatures to road closure to risk of illness, most businesses face challenges related to the winter season. Business continuity during these times relies heavily on proper preparation and effective communications. What should you be doing to prepare your business and employees for winter?

Join Paul Yura, Warning Coordination Meterologist with the National Weather Service, and emergency communication veteran Peter Steinfeld, VP of Sales at AlertMedia, to learn:
  • How businesses across the country are affected by winter hazards
  • What businesses can do to prepare for and react to inclement weather
  • Important communication tips before, during, and after any winter storm
  • What the best businesses are proactively doing before it gets cold, and how it’s affected their business


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BCP Software and BCP Consultants – Who Needs Them?
Presenter: Tam Williams, KingsBridge BCP
Now Available On Demand

Which is the better option – BCP Software or BCP Consultants? Which avenue is best for your business model? What should drive your decision when it comes to navigating this eternal business continuity question?

Join Continuity Insights for this complementary webinar  to learn more about this critical topic. We’ll be joined by Tam Williams, Project Manager and Business Continuity Consultant with KingsBridge BCP, who will touch on the highs and lows of both BCP consultants and BCP software, and then compare them so you can choose which avenue is best for your business.

With experience on both sides of the fence, Williams will provide an insightful, straightforward overview of the benefits of BCP Software, BCP Consultants, and when you might be fine to go it alone. Whether you’re a small organization of 10 people or a multi-national corporation, she’ll shine a light on the good, the bad, and the ignored of each. By the end of the session, you’ll have a good sense of what software features and consulting services will best meet your individual needs.


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So, You Have a Disaster… Now What?
Presenter: Tom Serio,
Now Available on Demand

As continuity professionals, we’re always waiting for a disaster to occur. But what do you do when it finally does? So, You Have a Disaster… Now What? will take into consideration the countless hours and resources you’ve spent on planning to find out if you’re truly ready when the time has come to put your plan to the test.

Respected industry authority Tom Serio will lead the discussion on September 13 and walk you through a real-life disaster that impacted a large business and forced it to enact ALL of its business continuity plans. He’ll take you on an up-close, inside look at the reality of the situation: What was upper management thinking? How quickly and successfully did employees get back to work?

The webinar will address some very valuable and real lessons learned as the organization’s corporate campus recovered from a nine-day outage.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Successfully implement your BCP
  • Develop a disaster checklist
  • Reduce business disruptions
  • Be fully prepared for a disaster


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Watch Your Front – Real Time Situational Awareness
Presenter: Pete O’Dell, Chief Executive Officer/Founder, Swan Island Networks
Now Available on Demand

Being proactive can save lives, property, reputation, and disruption. In this webinar, we’ll demonstrate how to track risks and threats 24/7, whether you have a dedicated command center or not. Integrating information from outside (government, news, social media, cameras, sensors) with internal information (security systems, all employees, partners, and more) can yield actionable results to prevent, mitigate, respond, and recover from incidents that impact your organization – within your facility walls or from the broad array of outside threats.

Cloud Risk – Chance of ShowersJoin Pete O’Dell, Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Swan Island Networks and author of Cyber 24-7: Risks, Leadership and Sharing, for this lively discussion and strategic look at creating proactive rapid situational awareness solutions for security and response teams for public/private resilience.


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Become a Weather Expert for your Organization and Build Resilience to Weather Threats
Presenters: Ken Berryhill, Director of Safety, Cedar Point Amusement Park and Resorts; Steve Prinzivalli, Program Manager and Meteorologist, Earth Networks
Now Available On Demand

There are few things that scare seasoned business continuity professionals. After all, it is your job to protect your organization from a variety of threats. Extreme weather events and natural disasters are ranked in the top three threats to business operations, yet they are among the most predictable. It’s been months, but the 2017 hurricane season still looms over operational planning, as many areas impacted by major hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria are still suffering the consequences of those devastating storms. Become a weather expert by leveraging technologies and strategies to keep your operations running in the face of dangerous or severe weather.


Join Ken Berryhill, Director of Safety at Cedar Point Amusement Park and Resorts, and Earth Networks Meteorologist Steve Prinzivalli to learn about everything you need to know on how to manage any type of weather threat. Attendees will walk away from this webinar with strategies and best practices on building resilience to thunderstorms, hurricanes, high winds, heat, snow and ice and other types of severe weather of concern to business continuity and risk management professionals.


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Balancing Flexibility in Your BCP
Moderator: Tam Williams, KingsBridge BCP
Now Available On Demand

Trying to make your BCP practical and easy to follow, while keeping it flexible enough to respond to any scenario that threatens your business? This exciting webinar will give you the tools you need to balance flexibility in your BCP. Your business is different; you need to ensure that your practical needs are met while at the same time adhering to industry standards and best practices. And, you need to prepare for every possible threat.

Throughout this webinar you will learn how to balance these (sometimes opposing) requirements. We will give you industry proven tips and tricks for each stage of your BCP, covering everything from risk management to your BIA to plan maintenance and exercising.

Join us for Simple & Straightforward perspectives, real-world experiences, industry best practices and practical takeaways on flexibility that you can implement in your BCP.


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Emerging Trends in Mass Violence: Vehicular Terrorist Attacks

Moderator: Steve Crimando, Behavioral Science Applications
Now Available On Demand

From 2014 through April 30, 2018 there were 25 terrorist vehicle ramming attacks worldwide. These attacks have resulted in 214 deaths and 881 injuries, including those killed and injured in the most recent attack in Toronto. Such attacks have dramatically increased in their frequency over the past three years. They have become the tactic of choice for Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVEs) who have increasingly employed vehicle ramming as a low-cost, low-tech weapon of mass destruction. The ease of execution combined with the difficulty in detecting or deterring such attacks has made this terrorist tactic a particularly challenging problem for the law enforcement and intelligence community.

Presentation Highlights:

  • Defining and understanding the scope of the problem
  • Trends, patterns and case examples
  • The vehicular attack “playbook”
  • Attacker motivations and pre-incident behaviors
  • Strategies for safety and survival


Superhero: Assessment and Development for Crisis Management Leadership

Dr. Robert ChandlerModerator: Robert Chandler, Ph.D., Lipscomb University
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This webinar focuses on Super Leadership know-how, skills and abilities, appropriate for those who currently lead, plan to lead or who want to be prepared to lead when called upon to do so during critical situations. Are you ready to be a Superhero Leader? Join us for this assessment and development webinar and build your leadership skills.

Leadership is the most influential and critical element of successfully managing a contingency or crisis. Effective leaders have the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to inspire and impact others. Super Leaders are defined by their abilities and actions, not their titles or positions. A Super Leader understands the core mission and objectives, as well as the situation contingency actions plans and goals of effective crisis management. In addition, a good leader has the skills that enable them to perform at high levels of effectiveness.