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2018 DRJ Spring World

March 25 @ 8:00 am - March 28 @ 5:00 pm EDT

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Building resiliency with proven leadership is the theme for the 2018 Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) Spring World in Orlando, Florida.

The DRJ Spring World 2018 conference brings together the best professionals in business continuity expertise, research and analysis. Held from March 25-28, 2018 in Orlando, Florida, attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry experts, attend presentations and advance their professional development.

The three-day conference features:

  • Keynotes – Keynotes from top thought-leaders
  • Exhibit Hall – With top companies, consultants and vendors gathered in one location
  • Networking – Connect with peers and industry leaders
    Hart Brown COO Firestorm

    Hart Brown, Firestorm COO

  • Workshops – 10 workshops for attendees

Bring your crisis plans for review to booth 719 and meet the new expanded Firestorm leadership team!

Meet the Hacker Exercise – Sunday, March 25 from 1-3:30 p.m. ET

Sunday Workshop – Session 5

Hart Brown, Firestorm COO, will be presenting an exclusive, hands-on DRJ exercise event to test and benchmark attendees’ knowledge and plans against an ‘Ethical Hacker.” During the session, a hacker will conduct live demonstrations, using actual techniques and tools. Attendees will engage in trying to mitigate these activities and impacts while responding to the escalating crisis and security elements in real time.

How do you know you have fallen victim to a hack? What do you know? What do you say?

In today’s reality, everyone (regardless of job title), can benefit from improving cyber preparedness and response related to cyber risks and security threats; including crisis management, business continuity, disaster recovery, security and IT professionals. This event is intended to address the needs of each group, simultaneously.

Advance registered participants will receive exercise information directly prior to the DRJ conference for their review and preparation, as well as a post-exercise brief for their use after the DRJ conference.

This unique opportunity to spend time with a hacker in a 2.5-hour live simulation is intended to allow attendees to experience a series of cyber security incidents leading up to and including a data breach and physical security exposures, while interacting directly with the hacker to discuss risk management techniques and brand exposures.

Participants will leave with tangible action items that can be implemented into a crisis, continuity and disaster recovery plan.

Active Shooter – What do you need to do Before, During and After an Active Shooter Event? Tuesday 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Jason Russell | Firestorm Chief Security Officer and CEO/Founder of SEC

Breakout Track 5 – Session 2

Firestorm Chief Security Officer, Jason Russell, will also present a session at the 2018 DRJ Spring World.

The 2017 mass shooting event in Las Vegas combined with growing workplace violence and terrorism threats increases exposures for everyone whether at work, home or at an event. How do you reduce risk? How do you train your people? Attendees will learn new techniques from retired Secret Service Agents. Attendees will learn how to identify behaviors of concern, determine threat levels, understand evacuate, secure, and confront techniques, and identify how to manage post event issues.

Learn more about the 2018 DRJ Spring World or register for the event.

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Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
1000 W. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 United States



Firestorm® Solutions, is a Novume™ Solutions company (Nasdaq: NVMM), and is a leading crisis and risk management firm and America’s CRISIS COACH®. Since 2005, Firestorm has assisted clients in transforming crisis into value by responding to some of the largest and most complex crisis events as well as combining best-practice consulting with proven crisis management expertise. Firestorm empowers clients to manage crisis and risk through assessments, audits, program development, insurance partnerships, training and advisory services using the PREDICT.PLAN.PERFORM.® methodology.

Firestorm assesses, audits, develops, trains and tests strategies and programs encompassing emergency response, business continuity, crisis management, and crisis communications/PR. Firestorm demonstrates thought leadership in workplace violence prevention, cyber-breach response, insurance-related services, communicable illness/pandemic planning, artificial intelligence, and every preparedness initiative.

Firestorm provided crisis management and crisis communications services to Virginia Tech after the shootings and continues to provide services to keep tens of thousands of employees, customers and students safer.

(800) 321-2219


1000 Holcomb Woods Parkway
Suite 130
Roswell, GA USA 30076