Sunday Workshop Sessions

Sunday, 1:00 - 3:30pm

About These Sessions

Sunday Workshop Sessions are held on September 17 from 1:00 - 3:30 PM.

These interactive sessions allow attendees to explore topics in-depth. Choose one session.

Sunday Workshop Session 1

Birds of a Feather: Business Continuity Roundtable Discussions

Sunday, September 17, 2017
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Robbie Atabaigi, KPMG LLP

DRJ Logo BCI Certified

Join this session to participate in a conversation with other conference attendees about key topics and areas of interest. This forum allows participants to explore solutions, address concerns, ask pressing questions, and discuss BC planning activities. This is a great opportunity to build relationships with other planners in similar situations.

The Birds of a Feather workshop provides a structured approach with experienced BC professionals facilitating each table. This format provides the flexibility to explore specific areas of interest or pressing issues.

Potential Topics:

    • Recent Events – Planning and Response

    • Risk Assessment and BIA

    • BCM Exercises and Testing

    • Other Topics Selected by Participants

Robbie Atabaigi, MBCI, CISA , ITIL Foundation – KPMG LLP
Industry Roundtable Facilitators:
Barney Pelant – Barney F. Pelant & Associates
Frank Lady, MBCI, CISSP, CRISC, PMP, ITIL – Bank of America
Lisa Smallwood, MBCI, CBCLA, ITIL – HP
Lamar Poppell, MBCI, PMP, Six Sigma – Jack Henry & Associates

Sunday Workshop Session 2

Business Continuity – Blowing up the Box

Sunday, September 17, 2017
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Ron LaPedis, Micro Focus

Ron LaPedis BCI Certified

This workshop will take novices from 0-60 and enhance the knowledge and understanding of even the most seasoned professionals. Novices will leave this session with a firm basis for getting ahead of your new job and everyone will walk away with specific actions to improve your organization’s response. This workshop will help you extend your skills dealing with cyber incidents and in creating working relationships with fire, law enforcement, and other public sector professionals.

Using targeted exercises, we will dig right in and cover:

    • Wishes versus goals

    • The Incident Command System (ICS)

    • Active Shooter response and working with first responders

    • Social Engineering

    • Linking Cyber response to BCP

About Ron LaPedis
Ron LaPedis a global enablement specialist with Micro Focus, focusing on identity, access, and security.

Sunday Workshop Session 3

People Not Paper:
Resiliency Begins With Training

Sunday, September 17, 2017
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Phil Lambert, Ripcord

Phil Lambert BCI Certified

The crucial component of a well-prepared and resilient organization is that their people understand the “why,” “what,” and “how” they contribute to recovery. Topics that will be covered during the workshop:

    • Today’s Rules of Resiliency

    • Regulations, Best Practices and Standards

    • The New Rules of Resiliency

    • Training Program Strategy

    • Adult Learning Principles

    • Measuring Results

    • Flipping the BC/DR Program

Learn how to utilize experiential training (i.e. exercises), maximize the learning experience, and (most importantly) measure the results.

Join us in this hands-on workshop and be armed with a well-organized approach to the diversity of training types and delivery models for an effective resiliency strategy.

About Phil Lambert
Phil Lambert is the Chairman & Founder of Ripcord Solutions and has more than 22 years of experience.


Sunday Workshop Session 4

Open Source Intelligence – How do you know what you don’t know?

Sunday, September 17, 2017
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Jim Satterfield, Firestorm

Jim Satterfield

One of the top three failures in a disaster or risk is the failure to monitor all threats and risks. The majority of companies today do not have a formal Threat Intelligence Program in place. There is not a specific plan with dedicated resources and tools in place. Many companies have portions of the solution, but lack a formal integrated solution. Where do you start? What are the essential components of an Intelligence Network?

Attendees will:

    • Receive a plan

    • Learn outsource-intelligence strategies and tools

    • Design their own intelligence network based on their specific Risk and Vulnerability Profile.

About Jim Satterfield
Jim Satterfield is the president/COO of Firestorm. Satterfield has experience as president, CEO, and COO of various public and private companies.


Sunday Workshop Session 5

Multiple Event Mock Exercise!

Mock Disaster Exercise

Sunday, September 17, 2017
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Steve Goldman, M.I.T.

Steve Goldman

This mock exercise is different! We will simulate several events:

    • Workplace violence event

    • Cyber security assault

    • Fake news attack

Participants will divide into organization responders or exercise facilitators. Responders will first deal with a workplace violence event. Invited Police representatives will respond and advise the crisis team. It’s a bad day at the office because the organization then undergoes a cyber security assault. All the while, social and news media are tracking your response and offering their “advice”. The organization will then develop a recovery strategy based upon your response.

Finally we will conduct a media briefing on the response. Everyone will participate in the media briefing because YOU are the reporters! The simulation will conclude with videos of:

    • Media coverage of an actual workplace violence event

    • Dept of Homeland Security guidance on workplace violence eventst

    • A good fire drill gone bad

During this fast-paced and highly interactive event, you will exercise the principles of workplace violence response, cyber event response, business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis communications. Under Dr. Steve’s experienced guidance, participants will develop response strategies, and then learn if they work. Test your knowledge, compare your company’s response plans, and have some fun while learning.

About Dr. Steve Goldman
Dr. Steve Goldman is an internationally recognized expert in BCP, crisis management, crisis communications, and DR. A former Global BCP Manager for a Fortune 500 company, he has more than 30 years’ experience in the various aspects of program management, plan development, training, exercises, and response strategies.


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