UPCOMING EVENTS

Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity – Resilient Infrastructure: Chicago (Rosemont/O’Hare), Illinois

 

Strategies to help protect and recover your organization’s most critical data.

 

June 26, 2024

 

9:00am-5:00pm

 

7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded

 

Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O’Hare) Illinois

  


Overview

 

Your system crashing is inevitable! Never mind the reason. The goal is to make sure you have an infrastructure that is as resilient as possible so that it can meet business needs in the event of a disaster. There are steps you can take to maximize your availability and prevent significant downtime.

 

The content of this one day conference will help you in determining the right level of availability protection, how to design, implement, test and get management buy-in for a highly reliable network infrastructure.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • CIOs/VPs/Directors
  • DR Managers
  • Infrastructure & Security Managers

What You Will Learn

 

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • Avoiding the “All or Nothing” Fail-Over Approach
  • Cloud Architecture: DR Transformation, Trends and Disaster fit for Ransomware/AI
  • Ransomware Readiness: Building Resilience for Business Continuity
  • Increasing Your Data Protection Posture: A Pragmatic Approach to Data Center Modernization
  • Navigating Business Resilience Post Breach
  • Business & IT: Planning with the End in Mind – How to Bake BC/DR Into Everything You Do (Panel Discussion)

Conference Price: $299.00 per person

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.


CONFERENCE AGENDA


8:00am – 9:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast


9:00am – 10:00am: Navigating Business Resilience Post Breach

 

Fran Malloy, Principal Security Technical Leader, IBM

 

Learn how a retail CISO led his organization through their breach, response, and legal proceedings. You’ll hear how his teams aligned for multi-channel commerce cybersecurity through their eCommerce sites, retail locations, distribution center, and call centers supporting sister companies and his organization as they:

  • Discovered the breach
  • Undertook the forensic investigation
  • Determined scope and time frame
  • Developed the containment process
  • Met communication expectations (e.g., legal, customers, employees, management, PR/media); and
  • Navigated the layout of fines and fees faced as pertained to this breach.

 

Walk away with lessons learned and a few key actions you can implement to equip yourself with the foresight and confidence needed during a breach.

 

Malloy

 


10:00am – 10:30am: Refreshment & Exhibit Break


10:30am – 11:30am: Ransomware Readiness: Building Resilience for Business Continuity 

 

Ed King, Consulting Services Principal, 11:11 Systems

 

Cybercrime and ransomware have reached epidemic proportions – they’ve become so commonplace for businesses, they’re now the most cited reason for IT outages. Many global governing agencies are putting laws and regulations in place to combat these threats, and organizations must be prepared to manage through and recover from a ransomware event. In our session, we’ll outline what organizations should have in place before the event occurs.

 

 

King

 


11:30am – 12:30pm: Cloud Architecture: DR Transformation, Trends and Disaster fit for Ransomware/AI

 

Daniel Zrubek, Sr. Technical Consultant, Nasuni

 

Disaster Recovery has come a long way since the era of mainframes and muscle cars. New business models and cloud strategies must be transformed to meet the demands of modern data and capture better outcomes, with increased quality. Strategies for security, performance, scale, and resiliency are paramount.

 

In this hour, we’ll go over:

  • History of DR to today
  • Moving to the cloud and planning for resiliency, modern DR
  • Protecting data, planning security, Ransomware mitigation
  • Is your cloud DR fit for AI/cloud services?

 

 

Zrubek

 


12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch & Exhibit Break


1:30pm – 2:30pm: Avoiding the “All or Nothing” Fail-Over Approach

 

After lunch, we’ll discuss how to avoid “all or nothing” BC/DR approaches. We’ll also go over:

  • How organizations should intelligently plan for and execute failover of their environment
  • How to architect DR environments so they can be utilized for overflow / scale / elasticity instead of simply “lying in wait” for a DR event. This strategy enables investment in DR to be offset by supporting scale requirements, streamlining the approval process for critical DR environments.
  • …and much more!

 

Throughout the session we welcome your questions and discussion as we look to provide actionable insights you can immediately apply in your organization.

 


2:30pm – 3:00pm: Refreshment & Exhibit Break


3:00pm – 4:00pm: Increasing Your Data Protection Posture: A Pragmatic Approach to Data Center Modernization

 

Data Center modernization and multi-cloud adoption are enabling organizations to quickly accelerate their IT initiatives. New data security challenges around ransomware protection and recovery are at the forefront of discussion but you need a modern approach to protecting everything that is important to your organization no matter where it lives. The walls between InfoSec, Apps, Data, and Protection are coming down and you need to think about how you can reduce complexity and costs and integrate it all into your business continuity plans.

 

This hour, we’ll go over:

  • Two sides of data protection, from defense in depth to data recovery
  • How data center modernization needs a new look at data recovery
  • Learn industry best practices when it comes to protecting different workloads no matter where they live
  • Ransomware recovery and how your data protection solution is your last line of defense

 


4:00pm – 5:00pm: Business & IT: Planning with the End in Mind – How to Bake BC/DR Into Everything You Do (Panel Discussion)

 

In this session attendees will learn how to better set expectations with the business by getting ahead of the curve with a BC/DR first mentality towards every initiative.

 

Areas that will be covered include:

  1. How to start with a BC/DR first mentality
  2. How to review the plan with the business
  3. Adjusting for new business application priorities
  4. How the teams should respond together in the wake of a disaster

 

Panelists include:

  • Aviran Vargas, Data Center Operations Manager, EZ Blockchain
  • Mouncef Elalamy, Director, Infrastructure & Cloud Engineering, HUB International Limited
  • Adnan Ramji, Vice President – Network, Data Center, & Recovery Services, Northwestern Mutual
  • Chad Choban, Sr. Director Global Infrastructure, Life Fitness
  • Kirby McCord, Senior Manager Infrastructure Architecture, U.S. Cellular
  • Other BC/DR executives sharing experiences, tactics, and lessons learned

 

 

Vargas                           Elalamy                   Ramji                      Choban                    McCord

 


Conference Price: $299.00 per person

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.

 

Exhibits

As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations. During the continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.


CONFERENCE SPONSORS