Welcome to the Mid Penn Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners
Serving the Central Pennsylvania Area
The Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) is a non-profit professional trade association that provides a forum for the exchange of experiences and information for the professional development of contingency planning leaders through a network of local chapters.
The Mid Penn Chapter is comprised of business continuity, disaster recovery and emergency management professionals representing a wide range of industries including financial, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, manufacturing and disaster recovery services for both the private and public sectors.
Membership is open to professionals and individuals interested in the field of contingency planning, disaster recovery, crisis management, business recovery and related disciplines. If you would like to join the Mid Penn ACP Chapter please visit the ACP International website to complete the process online. Be sure to choose "PA: Mid Penn (Harrisburg)" when the form asks for a Chapter affiliation.
May 2017 Meeting
Vendor Management and Site Assessment
Thursday, May 18, 2017
11:45 - 4:00 p.m. (Registration 11:45 a.m.)
Education & Union Community Bank Building, 1205 River Road, Marietta, PA
Parking is available in the Lot at bank; then proceed to the main entrance.
11:45 a.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m. ‐ Lunch
12:30 p.m. ‐ 12:40 p.m. ‐ ACP Welcome/Announcements
12:40 p.m. ‐ 1:30 p.m. ‐ Sponsor Session – Terrence Lee, Strategic BCP
1:30 p.m. ‐ 2:30 p.m. ‐ Session 1 – Site Assessment – David Miller, Guardian Life
2:30 p.m. ‐ 3:30 p.m. ‐ Session 2 – Vendor Management – Terrence Lee, StrategicBCP
3:30 p.m. ‐ 4:00 p.m. ‐ Mid‐Penn Chapter Meeting, Aaron Miller, Fulton
DRII Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAP) – 3.0
Session details follow:
Strategic BCP® is an award‐winning Business Continuity Risk Management company named
“leaders” by Gartner two consecutive years. Our cloud‐based software, ResilienceONE®, helps
you make risk‐based decisions for managing BC, IT and Operations, and 3rd Party Vendors from
a single interface. Our consulting arm helps convert typical BC functions into a “value stream”
approach that ensures success and accountability at every stage – allowing you to become your
C‐level’s most trusted advisor. www.strategicbcp.com
Session 1 – David Miller, CBCP AMBCI
Senior Emergency Preparedness Manager
Operational Risk Office, Guardian Life Insurance
This presentation will discuss the elements of the report tool Guardian Life Insurance Company
uses to document the strategy and format used when performing site risk assessments.
Business Continuity professionals with responsibility for assessing existing properties or sites, as
well as prospective locations connected to mergers and acquisitions, will receive helpful
suggestions to ramp up an initial assessment program or supplement existing tools. Attendees
will learn about the methodology behind the report components, as well as sources of data and
information covering fields of potential risks.
Session 2 – Terrence Lee
leads Strategic BCP’s Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) strategy
Organizations increasingly rely on critical, “Tier 1” vendors for essential products and services.
This reliance increases their exposure to various types of risk, including regulatory risk,
reputational risk, information security risk, and financial risk. Vendor Risk Management
intersects with Business Continuity Management and Operational Risk Management where
third‐party vendors provide critical products, services, or have access to critical company
information. This session explores how to define a practice for managing vendor risk while
addressing contingency and recovery capabilities.