Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) - Central Maryland Chapter is a non-profit trade association dedicated to fostering continued professional growth and development in effective Contingency & Business Resumption Planning. ACP is the recognized premier international networking and information exchange organization in the business continuity industry.

ACP provides members an excellent information exchange experience and opportunities to set response and recovery trends while strengthening relationships through public and private partnerships.

Our Vision

To build the premier international organization for business continuity professionals.

Our Mission

Everything we do professionally and as an organization is dedicated to protecting lives, safeguarding businesses and fostering community resiliency.

Our Core Values

Knowledge – We are valued as experienced thought leaders

Integrity – We are committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity

Innovation - We are forward thinkers developing better ways to guide the profession

Supportive - We are committed to supporting our members and chapters

The Central Maryland Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals cordially invites you to attend our January 10th meeting.  Whether you are a COOP Planner, Emergency Manager, Business Continuity Planner, Resiliency Planner, Risk Manager, or Disaster Recovery Planner this meeting should interest you.  We hope you can join us.

If you wish to attend the meeting, please respond to our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 5 with your name, email address and organization.

When:             Wednesday, January 10, 8:00-10:30 am

Where:            Engineering Solutions Inc.

                        7030 Dorsey Road, Suite 201

                        Hanover, MD 21076  

8:00-8:30:       Arrive and socialize

8:30-8:35:       President’s welcome and announcements

8:35-10:05:     Presentation - DHS Cybersecurity Services Available for Strengthening Operational Resilience

Courtesy of Benjamin Gilbert, US Department of Homeland Security Office of Cybersecurity and Communications

Mr. Gilbert will present on the importance of operational resilience concepts.  He will discuss the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity mission and no-cost cybersecurity services available to public and private sector critical infrastructure organizations including cybersecurity assessments, awareness and information sharing services, and additional educational resources.

Benjamin Gilbert serves as senior analyst for the Stakeholder Engagement and Cyber Infrastructure Resilience Division of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD).  He supports the Cybersecurity Advisor (CSA) program and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure. Mr. Gilbert has been with DHS for over 7 years and has over 12 years of experience in cybersecurity spanning the commercial, federal civilian, and DOD communities. He currently holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification, the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification and a B.S. in Information Technology.

10:05:              Question and answer

10:30:              Meeting adjourns

Meeting Logistics:      Parking is free and onsite.

Are you interested in presenting a program at a future Chapter meeting? Is your company able to host a future ACP Central MD Chapter meeting? If so, please contact us.

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In January of 2014, our ACP Central Maryland Chapter hosted the 2014 National Leadership Conference (NLC) at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore. More than 50 ACP Chapter leaders from 25 Chapters across the country gathered at the NLC. Log in to the ACP International Members Only section to view the video and see what took place in Baltimore.