Welcome to the North Texas Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP). ACP is a non-profit professional organization, which provides a forum for the exchange of experiences and information, for business continuity professionals, throughout a network of local chapters.

Founded in March of 1986, the North Texas Chapter is one of the oldest continuously meeting chapters, and among the largest by membership, serving the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at predetermined locations, unless the first Tuesday coincides with a holiday. We invite you to attend our next meeting.


 

February Meeting

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - Time 3:00PM - 6:00PM - RSVP Required

Where:  Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits - map

Address:  2001 Diplomat Drive Farmers Branch, TX 75234 - Check-in with the receptionist

Topics:  Site visit / Tour / Presentation / Networking

Presenter: Barry Morgeson - Resiliency Leadership (from Continuity Insights)


Attendees should anticipate a minimum of 1.5-hour meetings, with the expectation that meetings may last for 2 hours. Please join us for our next meeting!

Anyone interested in hosting an event or speaking at an upcoming meeting, please contact our Programs Director.

Note: Additional information on regular meeting locations can be found on the Events page.


 

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Greetings of the Season, Fellow North Texas Chapter Members.

 

I am off work until Monday, January 7. Hopefully I’ll get something accomplished while I’m off. As I reflect on what we’ve accomplished as a chapter in 2018, I am very proud of our members for making the North Texas Chapter THE best chapter in the entire ACP organization! I do hope you enjoy the entire holiday season with family and friends. I was visiting a close friend this week and there was a box on her coffee table of an Amazon Echo. I asked her if she was going to “hook it up.” Her answer was “No, I didn’t buy it and it came from some advertising company and I’m planning on sending it back.” I told her to throw it away, especially if it was unsolicited. We began to discuss a world with listening devices and camera’s everywhere. According to relink.com, most of us are photographed over 75 times a day without even thinking once about people capturing our images. You may have forgotten your neighbor’s outdoor surveillance, the traffic cameras, hidden lenses in the office elevator, street monitoring areas, and police cars, just to name a few.

 

Now, we are buying devices to save us a few steps to turn something on or off or lock the front door…you know the new gadget where someone is always listening. For the most part, these devices save us time and effort to allow us to do the “good things,” like something other than walking to lock the front door. I put on my devil’s advocate hat and mentioned if the device is unsolicited, maybe someone added something to listen in, not just Amazon. Even with Amazon, your conversations are not private.  The very next day my friend sends me this story

 

I’m curious as to your take on the Internet of Things (IoT) capturing thousands of our images and/or conversations. Send me your opinions, or your take on security, or maybe that family holiday picture to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Chet has some great meetings lined up for you so you won’t want to miss any chapter meetings in 2019. Block time off on your calendar for the first Tuesday of every month, except for January and September (08-Jan and 10-Sep are due to holidays).  See you there!

 

At your service,

  

Wendy Nelson, CBCP, PMP

North Texas Chapter President