Event is closed – Climate Change Threats to Security & Business Continuity

We have closed tickets at this time. Unfortunately, due to logistics, we will not have tickets available at the door. We hope that you will join us in May for our next Chapter meeting.

Here and Now … Climate Change. What Security and Business Continuity Professionals Should Consider.

ASIS International Ottawa Chapter #140 and Disaster Recovery Information Exchange Ottawa are pleased to present this joint presentation on this timely subject of Climate Change and the Evolving Threats. Presenters will be Allan McDougall PCIP CMAS CISSP CPP PSP (ASIS International Ottawa) and DRIE Executive Betsy Sayers MBCP, ITIL, ICS – IT/DR, Emergency Management & BCP Specialist (DRIE Ottawa) who will share their insights.

NASA: Global Temperature changes 1884-2016

While the sources of climate change may be hotly contested, there is little doubt that there have been shifts in the climate. Indications such as the increased frequency of sharper and more severe weather will challenge traditional infrastructure and security design. Allan will discuss some of the challenges associated with the shifting climate and the associated strategic, regional, and weather-related challenges. Betsy will examine the business continuity issues as we face climate change.

  • With increasing pressure to extend the lifespan of infrastructure, this presentation will delve into challenges that present themselves in both the design of Physical Protection Systems and the Emergency Management cycle.
  • And what will be the impacts on Business Continuity?
  • How can security and business continuity professionals be prepared to address the short and long-term threats?


Allan McDougall PCIP CMAS CISSP CPP PSP – ASIS International Ottawa

Allan McDougall is the manager of Physical Security at Canada Border Services Agency and long-time researcher in Critical Infrastructure Protection. In addition to holding several certifications, including the PCIP, CPP and PSP, he has been a speaker at several universities, including Carleton University’s MIPIS program and as an invited speaker to the National Defense University’s IRMC in Washington, DC. He is currently involved as a member of the Physical Security Council with ASIS International, where he has presented in both pre-seminar training and other education sessions. He is currently working on the fourth edition of Critical Infrastructure Protection: Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security, a work currently a required or recommended reading in several master’s programs worldwide.

Betsy Sayers MBCP, ITIL, ICS – IT/DR, Emergency Management & BCP Specialist – DRIE Ottawa Executive

Betsy is an award winning specialist in her field and DRIE Ottawa Executive member and MBCP/instructor with DRI Canada. Betsy is the only professional in Canada with training, certification and hands-on experience at the Masters level in Business Continuity, in Incident Command System level 400; and IT Infrastructure Library Foundation certification. She is a sought-after international conference speaker and instructor for the Disaster Recovery Institute International and one of only four people to ever receive the Lifetime Achievement in Business Continuity award from the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparation at the World Conference on Disaster Management. She is a former Director of IT Security & Continuity Management at the Canada Customs & Revenue Agency who has received numerous awards including 2 Governor General Queen’s Jubilee and a Deputy Minister award for her Federal Government work in disaster planning and response.


Date:  Wednesday, April 19, 2017


  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Registration / Networking
  • 6:00 – 6:45 pm: Welcome / Dinner (Buffet style)
  • 6:45 – 8:00 pm: Presentations / Q&A
  • 8:00 – 9:00 pm Networking


Ottawa Police Association

141 Catherine St, 2nd floor
Ottawa, Ontario
Location: Google Maps

Parking available at no cost across the street. Bring in your ticket for complimentary parking validation.

Cost:  $25 for Current 2017 ASIS and DRIE members, Students, $35 for All non-members, and guests. Event ticket sales are now closed.

Tickets are available only online in advance through PayPal or credit card. Unfortunately, due to logistics, we will not have tickets available at the door.

CPE credits will be awarded to attendees. Attendees must register at the event registration desk.

Attendees must complete the registration form and then will be directed to a payment screen. Attendees must complete payment online in order to register for the event. We welcome our DRIE Professional colleagues to our joint event. 

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