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Building a Security Conscious Business Continuity (BCM) Programme

Tuesday, 9 December
Breakout 1

Has your BCM Programme been developed to meet industry standards? Does does it include a clear understanding of each business functions’ requirements including its security, resiliency and continuity needs? This presentation will outline how to develop a comprehensive programme that not only protects and secures its people, processes and assets but also keeps the business running smoothly throughout a crisis and the recovery period. This presentation includes key elements of the ASIS Crisis Management and Business Continuity Council’s annual Crisis Management Workshop which strives to illustrate the importance of security functions and organizations within recovery programmes.

Presented by: Sam Stahl, Programme Manager, Professional Services EMC, USA

Sam Stahl, CBCP, MBCI Programme Manager EMC Consulting Mr. Stahl’s experiences include Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, COOP, and Emergency Response planning for a number of large and small organizations including the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, American Express, Citizens Bank, Colorado Springs Utilities, IBM, US WEST, Qwest, the City of Scottsdale, First American National Bank, Denver International Airport, and others. His background includes developing Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity Planning, and Crisis Management methodologies, strategies, and national exercise programmes. He has developed and managed projects within all of the areas of the standard recovery industry methodologies. He has a Masters Degree in Project Management and is a member of ASIS, PMI, and DRII. He has been an active member of the ASIS Crisis Management and Business Continuity Council for over fourteen years and he has developed and presented numerous sections of the council’s annual Crisis Management workshop.