Breakout Track 7

Breakout Track 7 Tuesday, October 1, 2019: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Track 7 – Session 1

The Evolution of Risk Management: Leveraging Data, AI, and Machine Learning for Disaster Recovery

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Jason Porter, Pinkerton

Speaker Spotlight

Jason D. Porter

The collection and utilization of big data continues to rapidly change the way businesses are operating. In the era of this digital transformation, a major challenge being addressed by data-driven decision making is how to stay abreast of the dynamically changing threat landscape, ensure workplace safety, and improve business continuity in the face of a natural disaster. New tools are being deployed based on Artificial Intelligence and machine learning that make predicting the financial impact, recovery time, and market share changes that events such as hurricanes and wildfires can have on a business. In this presentation, Jason Porter, Vice President of Deployable Assets for Pinkerton, will walk through some of the current trends that relate to implementing AI and Machine Learning into a Disaster Recovery Program and translating the knowledge to the "boots on the ground."

The learning objectives for this session are:

  1. Defining what a Knowledge-based risk perspective means for Disaster Recovery industry
  2. Understanding how the application of data, AI and machine learning can lead to better prioritization of risk mitigation efforts and budgets.
  3. Three things your company can do today to become smarter about disaster recovery risks

About Jason Porter
Jason Porter, CPP is the Vice President responsible for all deployable assets at Pinkerton. Prior that he was the Vice President of Southwestern and East Coast operations. Mr. Porter has been with Pinkerton since November of 2008. Mr. Porter has been a successful executive with three major contract security companies and was responsible for thousands of billable hours per week. This included armed and unarmed security services. He managed over 100 security officers, including a DOE facility. He developed training and quality assurance programs that increased the production and effectiveness of the security forces, and he has over 10 years of high-level corporate security experience. Mr. Porter has been awarded the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS).

Breakout Track 7 – Session 2

Rules to Live By
(Highlights from the DRJ's database of Rules & Regulations)

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Martin Myers, Myers & Associates
Dave Dunlap, DTCC
Robbie Atabaigi, KPMG Cyber

Martin Myers Dave Dunlap Robbie Atabaigi

By creating a model BC professional based upon typical traits of the DRJ conference attendee, we will illustrate the use of the DRJ's Rules & Regulations database by focusing on the successful application of several key rules and regulations, helpful for both a regulated or non-regulated company or industry. This will be done by engaging our attendees via scenarios often encountered by the BC professional. These select R&R's would prove useful to build a solution and better ensure success. These are our 'rules to live by'.

About Martin Myers
Martin Myers, MS, MBCP, AFBCI, CERT, is a BC/DR/CM Consultant. He has 30 years of experience in developing and evaluating disaster recovery and business continuity plans including emergency preparedness and response, and crisis management for prominent domestic and international companies. Some of the companies he has worked for include Bank of America, CapitalOne, KPMG, HP, and SAIC. His work has taken him throughout the U.S., and to Canada, Bermuda, Panama, Costa Rica, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and South Korea. Mr. Myers is a former President of the DRJ Editorial Advisory Board.

About Dave Dunlap
Dave Dunlap, MBA, AMBCI, ITIL, is with Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation supporting the Business Continuity Technology Resilience team. With over 35 years of industry experience in infrastructure technology including applications and systems programming, operating system and subsystem maintenance, DR planning, and coordination and orchestration of DR testing, Dave now contributes to the control, governance, and assessment of the IT disaster recovery and business crisis management programs and exercises. He is a member of the North Texas ACP, and serves as a practitioner representative on the DRJ Editorial Advisory Board, and on the DRJ Career Development and Rules and Regulations committees.

About Robbie Atabaigi
Robbie Atabaigi, MBCP, MBCI, CISA, ITIL Foundation, ISO 22301 Lead Implementer (application pending) is a Lead Specialist with KPNG’s Cyber practice. She has over 30 years of experience in developing and evaluating many aspects of enterprise risk management including Emergency Preparedness and Response, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, and Business Resilience for prominent international companies.

Breakout Track 7 – Session 3

The need to establish Public/Private Partnerships

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dan Schreiter, Kwik Trip, Inc.

Dan Schreiter

Let's talk about establishing Public/Private Partnership with the local Emergency Response officials and how your business can make a difference in helping a community respond/recover from a catastrophic event.

In this session you will see why establishing a Public/Private Partnership with your local Emergency Management officials will be a key component when it comes to response/recovery operations, not just for the community, but for your business. The presenter will discuss real-life situations in which Kwik Trip has played a role in recent events in Wisconsin, to include working with State and local Emergency Management officials in their critical events planning exercises. You will find out how your company can establish new networks that can be beneficial in every day crisis management. But this discussion goes beyond your company's role. You will find out that others within your organization also hold the key in establishing public/private partnerships based on their associations and networks which, in the end, could benefit your business, too.

About Dan Schreiter
Dan Schreiter has been in the Business Continuity field for over 10 years and is the Business Continuity Manager for Kwik Trip, Inc., a 660+ family-owned convenience store chain in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa area.

Breakout Track 7 – Session 4

Cybersecurity - Business Continuity's Newest Strategic Partner

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Mike Trpkosh, Virtual Corporation

Speaker Spotlight

Mike Trpkosh

Today, the term "cybersecurity" often strikes fear in the executive leadership of organizations everywhere. Whether it's the fear of a data breach, brand degradation, reputational loss, monetary fines, or simply the unknowns regarding the constantly evolving threatscape we operate within. Cybersecurity has become an integral component of the digital arena we occupy every day.

Cybersecurity, in its simplest form, refers to defenses related to electronic data. A cybersecurity program is merely a collection of activities, tasks, or components working together or alone in an endless quest to protect the data assets of an organization.

Often times, cybersecurity and business continuity operate as isolated silos within their organizations. Efficiencies and opportunities are lost when these two functional units remain independent of each other.

Come along as we discuss the basic components of a cybersecurity program, how cybersecurity has moved out of the shadow of IT to become a strategic partner in business continuity discussions, and finally, ways the two can partner to benefit any organization.

About Mike Trpkosh
Mike Trpkosh has experienced significant success as both a practitioner in the CISO seat and as a management consultant by blending his knowledge and passion with solid business acumen.

During his time as a Cybersecurity leader, Mike has witnessed the evolution of the modern day CISO role. From a technical subject matter expert to the current leadership role that understands and navigates complex technological landscapes, develops necessary business relationships required for success, maintains compliance, communicates with board level executives, motivates teams, and balances risk.

As a Healthcare CISO, Mike managed existing Cybersecurity programs designed to evaluate risk around vendors, contracts, and new projects, while maintaining a secure environment, and satisfying internal auditors and regulatory requirements. As a consultant, Mike has served as a virtual or interim CISO. Recently, Mike was tasked with designing and implementing a Cybersecurity program that not only met the needs of his client, but also the needs of his client’s customers, who frequently requested verification of the Cybersecurity program and controls tasked with protecting their data.

Mike has a passion for Cybersecurity that goes much deeper than a career, and he enjoys sharing and teaching what he’s learned from 25+ years of IT and Cybersecurity experience.

Breakout Track 7 – Session 5

The First Hour: Social Media in Crisis Communication

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Vivian Marinelli, FEI Behavioral Health

Speaker Spotlight

Online Exclusive

Vivian Marinelli

When disaster strikes, individuals who need information extend beyond those directly impacted. However, emergency response teams may be so focused on managing the situation that they fail to effectively communicate with outside audiences and track public opinion.

With today's 24-hour news cycle and instantaneous online notifications, a lack of communication from an organization during a crisis can lead to both potential brand/reputation damage and safety concerns. Effective social media management is vital to controlling the validity of information being shared as well as any potential fallout.

This presentation provides detailed instructions for developing a crisis communications strategy with a focus on social media. Using a real-life emergency scenario, the session will walk participants step-by-step through the first hour of a crisis while outlining critical considerations for crisis communications.

With a specialized focus on supporting the critical needs of individuals, families, and communities during disasters, Vivian Marinelli will guide session participants through a discussion of successful messaging, maintaining an official identity and positive public perception, applications for monitoring social media, and key aspects of the planning process. Attendees will learn how to communicate safety information to relevant audiences, monitor the pulse of public opinion, and communicate information on their organizational response.

About Vivian Marinelli
Vivian Marinelli is the senior director of crisis management services for FEI Behavioral Health. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and is a licensed psychologist in Wisconsin, bringing over 20 years of work in direct clinical services specializing in trauma and grief counseling to her position.

Marinelli has provided support to the families and individuals directly impacted by many mass casualty disasters including Egypt Air 990; Saudi Arabian Flight 115; AirTransat Flight 236; Colgan Flight 3407; UPS Flight 6; 9/11 terrorist attacks; bombings in Islamabad and Jakarta; hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Irma, and Maria; Superstorm Sandy; Boston Marathon bombings; and Sony data breach.

Marinelli is responsible for leading and directing a full complement of emergency support services for corporate customers including review of existing emergency response and family assistance plans to ensure operational feasibility and consultation with customers on emergency preparedness, crisis response, and family assistance issues in accordance with industry requirements, company policies, and procedures.

She also oversees the internal and external FEI Crisis Support Team and has been the principal architect in designing, developing, and continuing to oversee a highly successful team of specialists focused on supporting the critical needs of individuals, families, and communities during disasters.

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