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August 2018 - Phil Cook, Director of Technology, Central AZ Project

Cyber Security and Use of Drones HERE

Contact info:  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Rich Long, MHA Consulting presented at the February 2018 chapter meeting:

BC/DR Trends for 2018 and Don’t Forget the BIAs and TRAs

  • For additional information, please review the presentation on this topic, which at the speaker’s request, will not be posted on the website but will be available to members, upon request.
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November 2nd - Presentation by Maricopa County Dept of Public Health

October 2017 meeting presentation on Cybersecurity, presented by one of our chapter sponsors, SunGard Availability Services Here

September 2017 Meeting Presentation - Bio-Terrorism / Points of Dispensing available Here

May 2017 meeting presentation available HERE

April 2017 will provide the presentation by contacting:

Mark Crauwels
Senior Account Executive - Enterprise
West Region (US) for Logicalis, Inc.
M: 480-510-4691 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - https://www.linkedin.com/in/markcrauwels


ACP International News & Views

Why Regulations are like… a Spoonful of Medicine

By Robbie Atabaigi and Martin Myers

Businesses who are required to have business continuity plans, either because of regulations or as a requirement by a customer or business partner – probably feel the process is like a painful pill to shallow. Similar to a prescription, standards and guidelines are developed to provide for a sound, structured, and strong body… BCM program.

For those of us who are proactive and want the best for our ‘bodies / programs’, we may seek out the best elements of leading practices and apply many of the components as a proactive measure to strengthen our programs in regards to governance, assessments, strategies, plan development, continuous improvement, etc.

The DRJ’s list of Rules & Regulations has grown and improved over the years with the help of our readers and the Rules and Regulations Team. It is thanks to you and our team of DRJ volunteers that we have created and maintained one of our most visited webpages.


Reprinted from DRJ Summer Journal 2018, Vol 31, Issue 2


Continuity Insights

Continuity Insights is an essential information-sharing resource for business continuity professionals. Business resilience is an organizational imperative, not just to safeguard the enterprise, but its resulting cause and effect on employees, customers, shareholders, partners, reputation, public/private partners, regulatory bodies, and many other entities. Our mission is to foster information-sharing among these various constituents as the lynchpin for their success. Therefore, creating a forum to share timely, compelling, meaningful, and usable information is vital.

Providing you access to the experience and expertise of the thousands of subject matter experts who have contributed to Continuity Insights over the years is our objective. Content delivered as original editorials, conference presentations, research, webinars, videos, panel discussions, interviews, and such, is the basis for this exchange. We invite you to remain engaged with us throughout the year as we continue to address the wide-ranging business continuity discussion.

For a free subscription to the Continuity Insights newsletter, go to:  www.ContinuityInsights.com/subscribe


 Educational Resources

The Arizona Department of Administration has passed on this list of local security & privacy events that are available at little to no cost. There is something for everybody: cyber security, privacy, physical security, records management, contingency planning, data management, fraud examination and forensics, auditing and application security.

Just In Time Disaster Training - Library Available at: HERE


Just In Time Training - Video Library



The purpose of the Just In Time Disaster Training Library is to provide a single, easy to search source in which individuals, agencies and organizations can access informative disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery training videos.

If your agency or organization has produced disaster mitigation, preparedness, response or recovery training videos or you know of training videos that should be added to the library please access the library's This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to submit information regarding the training video.



FEMA is pleased to release two revised online NIMS courses during the week of June 25, 2018:

IS-100.c, An Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100

This course introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. The course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

IS-700.b, An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

This course provides an overview of NIMS. NIMS defines the comprehensive approach guiding the whole community - all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), and the private sector - to work together seamlessly to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the effects of incidents. The course provides learners with a basic understanding of NIMS concepts, principles, and components.

Together, these two online courses form the foundation of NIMS training for all incident personnel.

The classroom versions of IS-100.c and IS-700.b are also under revision and will be released later this summer.

Please note that IS-100.c and IS-700.b are updated versions of the IS-100.b and IS-700.a courses. If you have successfully completed a previous version of these courses there is no FEMA requirement to take the revised versions of the courses. However, because these courses contain new information based on the revised NIMS, October 2017, you may find it informative to review the new versions of these courses. Previous versions of these revised courses will be archived upon release of the revised courses. This will include archiving the seven discipline-specific versions of ICS 100 for the Food and Drug Administration, Federal Workers, Healthcare/Hospitals, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, Public Works and Schools. The new ICS 100 includes discipline-specific content.

The new courses will be available through the EMI website https://training.fema.gov/is/. Students will still have access to tests for the legacy versions of these courses (IS-100.b and IS-700.a) for 30 days after release of the new courses.

An additional twenty-eight NIMS curriculum courses are in final revisions for NIMS 2017 and will be released as they are completed and approved for release.

**Columbia Regional Learning Center has launched a new Learning Management System!

The CRLC provides free, online certificate training courses, webinars, and lectures designed for individuals working in health systems including, but not limited to: health care, public health, home health, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), community health, regional learning centers, and emergency management. 

 See their catalog for a list of all courses which includes:

* PREP 1110 - Personal Emergency Preparedness: Planning for the Public Health Worker

* PREP 2102/ENVI 2701 - Chem Rad Bio: Fundamentals for the Public Health Workforce

* MGMT 1201- Elements of Leadership: Decision-Making & Problem-Solving Under Emergency Conditions

* VUL 2605/ PSY 2902 - State of the Science: The Health and Mental Health Consequences of Catastrophic Events  

Shared courtesy of Irwin Redlener and Eric Holdeman


Frequently Asked BC/DR Questions


Regardless of what your role is or your level of experience, there is always something new to learn. Reprinted from DRJ, this link takes you to a resource for readers to ask and see answers to their most concerning questions.

Download the Full BC Glossary

This glossary is an initiative of the Editorial Advisory Board of DRJ. This committee of the industry experts solicits the input of business continuity professionals on an ongoing basis and incorporates the feedback into its consideration of industry terms and definitions.

Check out the latest version of Continuity Counts and ACP National for the educational opportunities.

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Are you interested in becoming certified? Several organizations offer courses in Business Continuity (BC), Disaster Recovery (DR), Emergency Management and Risk Management, to name a few. Specialized courses are available for healthcare, public sector planning, and audit. Click here to search DRII courses! To learn more on certifications, please visit a sample of the accredited certification sites below.


Have a Certification?

Many of our members have attained certifications in our industry which highlights their discipline and expertise to achieve those certifications. Be proud of your accomplishments and submit your name and certification to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your name and certification will be listed in the monthly newsletter.


Display your certification on LinkedIn!

Did you know you can display your DRI certification status in your LinkedIn profile? Enter the information corresponding to your certification, including one of the following URLs to link to your certification description.

ABCP - https://www.drii.org/certification/abcp.php

CFC -   https://www.drii.org/certification/cfcp.php

CBCP - https://www.drii.org/certification/cbcp.php

MBCP - https://www.drii.org/certification/mbcp.php

Continuing Education Credits

If you have a certification through Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), you will need Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAP). Visit the appropriate DRII website for current CEAP guidelines.

** There are other certifications offered not through DRII. If you would like Carol Novak to research certification for you, mail Carol at:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. She will help as much as possible.


2017 CEU Hours

If you need to get the number of CEU hours to use in your certification, contact the Membership Director at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Posted August 14, 2018

** Manager, Business Continuity - Schwab Bank, AZ

Schwab Bank has an open position on my team for a Manager, Business Continuity. This individual will be responsible for assisting with BIA and BC Plan reviews and updates, tracking and reporting on BC Plan testing, maintaining the Bank’s Incident Management Plan, and working with corporate resources to manage updates to our FDIC required Resolution Plan and OCC required Recovery Plan. 

The position will be located in Phoenix.  The job description for this role is: http://www.schw.jobs/tp/rj6.CORHs.e-K.  Contact:

Sara Viscum, CBCP, MBCI
Managing Director, Business Continuity |  Banking and Trust Oversight                                              
Tel 602 977 8827 |  Cell  480 213 8545
4750 E Francisco, Phoenix, AZ 85044

Posted July 25, 2018

** Certified Business Continuity Professional - Aetna, AZ

Go HERE for more detail and to apply.

Posted July 16, 2018

** Business Continuity Project Manager - Boeing, Mesa AZ

Go HERE for more information.

Posted June 21, 2018

** Data Governance Program Manager - Schwab, Phoenix AZ

This individual will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining Schwab Bank’s Data Governance Program to align with Schwab’s Corporate Data Governance Program requirements. 

The position will be located in Phoenix or Denver.  The job description for this role is attached and I have provided an external link to the posting: http://www.schw.jobs/tp/rj6_Su9y3.e_K 


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