Breakout Track 5

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


BCM Competencies in Demand to Ensure Career Resiliency

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cheyene Marling, BC Management – a Castellan Solutions Company

Years of expertise, degrees and certifications, although beneficial and marketable, will not necessarily predict your professional trajectory. Data shows that if you want to get hired, stay hired, and grow your career you need to develop highly requested soft skills, build a powerful personal brand, and be adaptable to change. Becoming a top talent requires more than using your expertise to meet the needs of your organization. It necessitates using your talents, creativity, and expertise to think outside of box and advance the success of your team, program, and company.

Cheyene Marling, Hon. MBCI is a global leader with over 20 years expertise in Business Continuity. At BC Management (Castellan Solutions) she directs staffing strategies and research analytics globally in addition to providing career assessment and coaching expertise.

About Cheyene Marling
Cheyene Marling is a global leader with 23 years expertise in business continuity. She founded BC Management in 2000 (now Castellan Solutions) and she is responsible for staffing strategies and research analytics for our clients globally in addition to providing career and coaching expertise.


Impact of Digital Transformation on Your Business Continuity Plans

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Bart Rys, Everbridge

Cyber Activity is on the rise, and organizations are looking to improve digital resiliency to mitigate the rising threats to the business at large. According to CrowdStrike, in 2019 and 2020 combined, intrusions threatening organizations’ cybersecurity and business operations, across the globe, grew by 400 percent. Cyber incident response is well defined in phases (Preparation, Detection, Analysis, Containment, Eradication, Recovery, and Post-Incident Activity), however, it is critical to reduce friction by breaking down process and technology silos, while bridging the gap between cyber incident response, and business continuity operations. There are a plethora of tools that organizations have invested and yet, Cyber threats remain pervasive. The question no longer is “if” but “when” your organization will be targeted. How well a team responds determines the impact and damage the threat can cause. It is essential to have the team ready for clear Communication, cohesive Collaboration, and automated process Orchestration in responding to these critical events.

Join us as Bart Rys, Director, Business Solutions walks us through:

  • The Role of Communication, Collaboration, and Orchestration on Digital Resiliency
  • Expanding the value of current investments through Orchestration and Response Automation
  • Integrating Cyber Security into Business Continuity Planning

About Bart Rys
Bart Rys currently works as a Director, Business Solutions for the Global Center of Excellence. In this role, he supports Everbridge globally on the execution of Enterprise Strategy and Sales support of the IT Alerting product. Prior to this role, Bart was a Sr. Engagement Manager, streamlining IT Operations and Incident Response for countless Enterprise clients by deploying the Everbridge Platform with a maniacal focus on Customer Success.


The Future of Work and Recovery

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dan Perrin, Workplace Recovery

The global pandemic has fundamentally altered how and where business gets done. Explore our latest data, insights and solutions to understand, anticipate and influence how we will work and recover in the future. Embracing hybrid ways of working and recovering is not just convenient, but sensible too. The pandemic has certainly had a dramatic and permanent effect, but it’s merely accelerated a trend that’s been underway for several years, as organizations progressively move to a ‘hybrid’ way of working and recovering: at home, a local office and occasionally at corporate HQ.

Join us to get a better understand of how these trends will affect your teams and company moving forward.

About Dan Perrin
Dan Perrin runs the Workplace Recovery Group within Regus. Dan has been with Regus since 2005 and has worked in the Workplace Recovery division since 2012. Dan and his team manage and assist several thousand clients globally by using the Regus platform of over 3000 locations to design, implement, test and run their people recovery.


Stop Terrifying Your Execs and Regulators - 5 Ways to Boost Your Infosec/Cyber Confidence

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Steve Piggott, Cutover
Craig Gregory, Cutover

Be honest with yourself, what degree of confidence do you have that you could prepare for, respond to, and mitigate a real-life cyber threat to your organization right now?

High profile disruptive ransomware incidents are still on the rise, and there is no sign of this slowing any time soon. Changes in external factors further exacerbate attack vectors, and the COVID-19 pandemic is a great example of that. 2020 saw a huge increase in the number of DDoS attacks, as the pandemic hit and our reliance on online services increased dramatically. Nexusguard analysts reported a 287% increase in total DDoS attacks in the third quarter of 2020, compared to the same period last year.

For all these reasons, it’s highly likely that InfoSec/Cyber is the part of your Operational Resilience program framework that strikes the most fear into the hearts of your executive stakeholders and regulatory bodies.

So how do you reduce the fear and anxiety caused by cyber threats? This session will explore key program success criteria, encompassing:

  • Easing fear by implementing a consistent approach to rigorous cyber/infosec best practices
    Putting practices in place to instill real confidence in your preventative measures, but also (more critically) in your reactions to an incident
  • Orchestrating your InfoSec/Cyber response with your BCM/ITDR execution capabilities with real time visibility
  • Learning from the past (yours and others) to ensure that you interrogate and strengthen your security posture
  • Building an agile future-forward cyber posture, so you’re always ready for the next security challenge

Please join Cutover co-founder & CISO, Craig Gregory and our Global Head of Enterprise Resilience, Steve Piggott, for an insightful discussion, on how we ‘drink our own champagne’ when it comes to infosec and cyber. We will delve into how we approach these evolving challenges, and how we support the largest FI’s that run the global economy.

About Steve Piggott
Steve Piggott works within all facets of Cutover to drive market awareness, revenue growth, and to align with our customers’ requirements and expectations in receiving exceptional enterprise resiliency results. He brings a wealth of experience in driving successful customer outcomes across business transformation, operational resilience, disaster recovery, and business continuity program development.

About Craig Gregory
Before coming on board as CISO, Craig Gregory spent 15 years in enterprise software implementation and operations support experience. His career has seen him deliver for a host of major companies, from Jaguar Land Rover to Gazprom.


Rethinking Business Continuity

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Margaret Millett, DRJ Editorial Advisory Board
Keith Frederick, West Pharmaceutical Services

Are you responsible for building, maintaining, or leading a business continuity program but feel unsupported? You are not alone! Often, we hear from practitioners’ decrying a lack of commitment and involvement from their top management, the crucial gatekeepers to getting any major, cross-functional program off the ground. Even when executive sponsorship is secured, it is not always a 100% guarantee that organizations are fully invested in Business Continuity Management for the right reasons. The purpose of this session is to share why executives and others don’t always see business continuity as a top priority, including confronting some of the challenges, flawed assumptions, and sharing lessons learned on gaining consensus.

About Margaret Millett
Margaret Millett (MSBC, FBCI (Hon), MBCP) is a DRJ Editorial Advisory Board Member. She has been actively involved in the business continuity management profession for many years and worked for Fortune 300 companies.

About Keith Frederick
Keith Frederick, FBCI, CBCP, is the Senior Manager of Global Business Continuity at West Pharmaceutical Services. He has a 20-year track record of success in designing programs with proven effectiveness during times of crisis and disruption.