Speaker Spotlight - John Jackson

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John Jackson | InfraGard

James Green | InfraGard

DRJ Spring 2019 | Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | Breakout Track 5, Session 1 | 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

John A. Jackson is partnering with DRJ to offer attendees something special in March. For those attending DRJ Spring 2019, they have the opportunity for a glimpse into an organization that will offer significant networking, information sharing, and knowledge management opportunities to improve attendees’ industry awareness. This is made possible through DRJ with their partnership with InfraGard, which is a public private partnership with the FBI and has more than 53,000 members across more than 80 chapters.

Jackson’s Tuesday, March 26 Breakout Track 5 session 1, titled “InfraGard Business Continuity SIG – Get Involved in a Continuity-Related Public Private Partnership that Works,” is set for 9:30-10:30 a.m. This will be Jackson’s 55th DRJ conference. He has been a speaker dozens of times at previous sessions, including general sessions, breakout sessions, and senior advanced track formats.

This session will be co-presented with James Green of Strategic BCP and will be a presentation and group discussion.

InfraGard, the FBI-sponsored Public Private Critical Infrastructure Partnership with more than 53,000 members, has launched a business continuity special interest group (SIG). This group provides SIG members with information and networking opportunities across all 17 of the DHS identified critical infrastructures.

During this session, attendees will learn more about InfraGard, how it works, and what benefits it provides as well as how DRJ, BCI, and InfraGard can work together to create a unique partnership benefiting the continuity industry and profession.

“Through seamless collaboration, InfraGard connects owners and operators within critical infrastructure to the FBI, to provide education, information sharing, networking, and workshops on emerging technologies and threats,” said Jackson. He said the over-arching goal of InfraGard is to promote ongoing dialogue and timely communication between members and the FBI.

“InfraGard members gain access to information, enabling them to protect their assets and in turn, give information to the government in order to prevent and address terrorism, cyberthreats, and other crimes,” Jackson said.

He is executive advisor and co-founder of Fusion Risk Management. He has 40 years of experience in the profession. His career in disaster recovery and business continuity began in 1979. His experience includes business continuity, disaster recovery, and risk management.

Jackson focuses on industry awareness, partnerships, and relationships in his role as executive advisor. With his tenure in the business, spanning general management positions with Comdisco and IBM BCRS, he is active in supporting Fusion at conferences, publishing articles, and maintaining Fusion’s own continuity program. Throughout his time in the industry, he has been directly involved in more than 500 customer recoveries.

He actively supports the industry through current board, committee chair, and advisory roles with InfraGard, the Business Continuity Institute, ChicagoFirst, Disaster Recovery Journal, and Continuity Insights.

Jackson has a bachelor’s degree in business management from DePaul University.

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