Disaster Recovery Information Exchange - Ottawa
Calendar of Events - DRIE Ottawa

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DRIE September 2018 Quarterly Meeting

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Events in the month of September 2017
09/11/2017 - 09/13/2017
Certification exam review and preparation - $1550
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Ken Bendelier is the manager of the Cyber Situational Awareness and Liaison Team at the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC). He will talk on the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre and describe its role in working with all partners to increase Canada’s cyber resiliency. In light of Hurricane Harvey, the wild fires in BC this past summer and our own Eastern Ontario/Western Quebec spring flood, your DRIE Executive have assembled an expert panel to discuss living with the aftermath.
You and the panel will look at:
  • Emergency Services - What decisions are likely to present themselves immediately after the first responders leave?
  • Displacement and Relocation - With a dwelling uninhabitable, families will be required to relocate.
  • Disaster Relief and Financial Assistance – Where and how do families find and apply for needed support services or assistance, and financial aid
  • Homeowners and Renters Insurance Information – What types of coverage do households have (owner vs. tenant), acts of god, force majeure:
    • Personal Property – How are personal belongings handled and the value of having a personal property inventory (that survives the event)
    • Smoke and Water Damage - The impact of smoke and water damage
    • Dealing with Insurance Adjusters
  • Rebuilding/Repairing:
    • Estimating the Cost of Repairs
    • Selecting a Contractor
    • Hazardous Materials
  • Safety After a Disaster - Personal safety after a disaster (precautions that must be taken before entering a damaged structure, reestablishing utilities, making sure food and water are safe)
  • Recovering Valuables – Think about valuable documents and who to contact to replace them
  • Trauma Intervention and Grief Counseling – Dealing with the aftermath - trauma intervention
  • Avoiding Disaster Scams – Fly by night operators, con artists, door knockers and high-pressure sales
In between presentations we will have our traditional networking/coffee break that will you allow you to network with your fellow practitioners. The doors will open at 8:15 AM and a continental breakfast will be available.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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09/14/2017 - 09/15/2017
Never before has our reliance on automation been greater. And never before have we seen so many threats that could compromise systems and data. With DRI’s IT/DR Planning course, you will learn about your responsibilities, the benefits and drawbacks of the tools and processes available to you, and how your organization can increase its preparedness. You’ll come away with the skills you need to create an IT/DR project plan – and gain management approval for it.

$995.00 CDN plus applicable taxes. DRIE members eligible for a 10% discount, as well as DRIC and CIPS members (member id must be provided)

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09/25/2017 - 09/27/2017
This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing and managing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) based on ISO 27001:2013. Participants will also gain a thorough understanding of best practices used to implement information security controls from all areas of ISO 27002.

This training is consistent with the project management practices established in ISO 10006 (Quality Management Systems - Guidelines for Quality Management in Projects). This training is also fully compatible with ISO 27003 (Guidelines for the Implementation of an ISMS), ISO 27004 (Measurement of Information Security) and ISO 27005 (Risk Management in Information Security).

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09/28/2017 - 09/29/2017
The Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is the foundation on which to build an organisation-wide Business Continuity Management System. The instructor will walk participants through all the steps associated to completing a BIA.

This course is designed around a tried and true BIA model providing the participants with the methodology, the associated tools and the confidence required to complete a thorough Business Impact Analysis

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