Breakout Track 7

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


FS-ISAC TLP White – All-Hazards Framework, A Guide to Build Information Sharing Playbooks

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Susan Rogers, FS-ISAC

As business continuity leaders, we participate in public/private partnerships to obtain situational awareness, collaborate with peers and connect with experts before, during and after a crisis event. Over the past decade, information sharing organizations have evolved the public/private partnership mission. This evolution helps members fill their gaps in specialized skills and collectively protect against systemic and critical infrastructure threats.

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) newly published TLP White FS-ISAC All-Hazards Framework is being used to build sector-level, cross-sector, country-level and event specific information sharing Playbooks. In addition to the Framework, this session will review many of the baseline concepts of cyber and physical event information sharing including: NIST Cybersecurity Framework, DHS National Infrastructure Protection Plan, National Critical Functions, National Council of ISACs, Traffic Light Protocol, 2015 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, National exercises and more. Practical steps will be presented for business continuity leaders who want to get more involved in sector information sharing efforts.

About Susan Rogers
Susan Rogers is Vice President of Business Resilience of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC). The FS-ISAC is a non-profit association comprised of financial institution members, dedicated to protecting the global financial services sector from physical and cyber-attacks and disruptive incidents through dissemination of trusted and timely information. FS-ISAC has nearly 7,000-member firms with users in more than 70 countries.


Integrating Cybersecurity and Business Continuity for Increased Resilience

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Brian Strong, CIT Group, Inc.

Cybersecurity incidents can have business continuity implications well beyond the IT space. Cascading effects on an organization can result from operational, financial, and reputational impacts arising from a security incident. So why should incident response, business continuity, disaster recovery and crisis management be thought of as distinct disciplines that are better off siloed? When viewed under the same strategic lens a convergence of these related functions can help reduce redundancies, confusion, and ad-hoc decision making, while also improving communications and collaboration when an incident does occur.

This presentation will provide practical steps to integrate business continuity and cyber security from preparedness to incident response and recovery.

About Brian Strong

Brian Strong is VP of Information Risk at CIT Group, a mid-sized financial institution.


The State of Disaster Recovery

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Naveen Chhabra, Forrester Research

This session will cover the state of IT disaster recovery preparedness including: Organizational confidence in DR preparations, drivers fueling continued improvement in DR, organizational practices regarding DR program governance, planning, plan maintenance, and testing, provisioning and architecture of data center recovery sites, and current recovery objectives and technology adoption. We will also cover the most common causes of disaster declarations and downtime.

About Naveen Chhabra
Naveen Chhabra serves infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals, delivering strategic guidance to Forrester’s vendor and end user clients.


Planning for People: The Human Element of Recovery

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dan Perrin, Regus

Planning for your staff in a crisis isn’t the same as recovering data or managing your supply chain. People are an unknown quantity with differing requirements. Every person has unique expectations, commitments and, the hardest to plan for, emotions.

From dealing with the upheaval of a change of address from a burst pipe in the office to the aftermath of a citywide disaster – how will your staff react to your plan? Join us to review the most current research that addresses your employee’s needs during a crisis.

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.


The Benefits of Mentoring in Leadership Development and Career Progression

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Keith Frederick, Frederick & Associates
Cary Jasgur, Mazars USA

During the 2019 Fall conference, DRJ announced the official kick-off of the DRJ Mentoring program open to qualified participants at no-cost. Studies show that mentoring can lead to greater career success, including promotions, raises, and increased opportunities. Interested mentors and mentees are invited to complete a profile and apply for participation on-line. A key differentiator between the DRJ program and similar industry programs is the use of mentoring software that provides precision mentor/mentee matching, personalized guidance and mentee/mentor support and resources. We have selected a lively panel of mentors and mentees that will share their perspectives about the benefits of participating in the program, building trust/rapport naturally, flexible goal setting, use of traditional and virtual communication tools, actual success examples, etc.

  • Methods and Strategies to effectively execute various components of business continuity programs
  • Confidence to make better decision during difficult and challenging work situations
  • Expanding your network by sharing contacts and awareness of professional associations, groups, etc.
  • Navigate long-term career paths and trajectories
  • Grown your coaching and counseling skills
  • Increased coaching and management skills that help boost overall performance
  • Venting with someone you can trust can enable you to begin to consider a broader range of solutions
  • The potential to build a long-lasting professional relationship beyond the 10 month program duration

This interactive session will be moderated but audience question and engagement is encouraged throughout the breakout session and we welcome ideas, recommendations and opposing views.

About Keith Frederick

Keith Frederick, FBCI, CBCP, CHEP is an Organizational Resilience Solutions Consultant at Frederick & Associates.

About Cary Jasgur

Cary Jasgur is a Manager within the Mazars USA Organizational Resilience Practice with over 25 years of experience and presently holds a CBCP, MBCI, and PMP.