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 would like to invite you to our September 11 meeting in Columbia.

This month, we’ll be talking about the Cloud!  Here’s a synopsis:

Incident Management for Cloud Operations

Chris Hawley

Are you satisfied with the way your company responds to IT incidents? How prepared is your response team to handle critical, time-sensitive events such as service disruptions and security breaches? IT professionals looking for effective response models have successfully adopted the Incident Management System (IMS) used by firefighters throughout the US. This presentation will show you how to apply the same response methodology to your own IT operation.

Exercising the Cloud: Evaluating Disaster Recovery Capabilities in a High-Availability World

Erin Valentine

As more and more organizations begin to depend on cloud capabilities, continuity professionals are quickly adjusting their definitions of DR, including critical recovery metrics, plans, and exercises. Erin will discuss her lessons learned and best practices after moving from tape-based to cloud-based DR as well as the intricacies of conducting DR exercises in high-availability environments.

The meeting will begin at 8:00 am with a complimentary breakfast and networking session and will conclude by 10:30 am.

Please click here for more information and to register: https://acp_sept11.eventbrite.com.

Whether you are a continuity planner, disaster recovery manager, resiliency planner or emergency manager, this event is designed for you. We hope you can join us for this unique learning and networking opportunity!


The meeting will begin at 8:00 am with a complimentary breakfast and networking session and will conclude by 10:30 am.

Please click here for more information and to register: https://acp_july10.eventbrite.com.

Whether you are a continuity planner, disaster recovery manager, resiliency planner or emergency manager, this event is designed for you. We hope you can join us for this unique learning and networking opportunity!


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