Friday, February 5, 2010

February 2010 NYC SPIN Meeting Announcement

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February 2010 NYC SPIN Meeting Announcement
**********************************************************************Date: February 9, 2010
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CERT® Resiliency Management Model — achieving and sustaining operational

Presenter: David White
Location: Microsoft
Light refreshments. Door Prizes.


Platinum Sponsor:


Rally Software provides the training, tooling and on-line resources to enable organizations to incrementally adopt Agile software development practices -- ultimately resulting in improved productivity, time to market and ROI.

NYC SPIN members get 20% off Rally’s Public Training. The next Certified ScrumMaster Training in NY is March 3-4. If you are interested, contact Ray Robinson at or 303-565-2874 and mention discount code: NYCSPIN20.

Silver Sponsor:

BigVisible - Agile enablement and training solutions.

Other sponsors:

Microsoft (our host again beginning in January)

Bank of America (our alternate host) (hosting and managing our website)

Pearson Education/InformIT (providing many of the books we raffle off at NYC SPIN events)

O’Reilly Media (also providing some books for raffles).

Please visit the Sponsor section of and click on "Sponsors/Associates" and then on "Current Sponsors" for information about all of our sponsors.

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The CERT Resiliency Management Model (RMM) is a process improvement model for managing operational resiliency. It promotes the convergence of security, business continuity, and IT operations activities as a means to activity direct, control, and manage operational resiliency and risk. The model establishes an organization’s resiliency engineering process: a collection of essential activities that an organization performs to ensure that its important assets—people, information, technology, and facilities—stay productive in supporting the ongoing operation of the business. Through improvement and institutionalization of the resiliency process, the organization is better able to sustain the activities on which its continued operation depends, particularly in times of stress. RMM provides a foundation from which an organization can measure its current process capability, set improvement targets, and establish plans to close identified gaps.

RMM builds on the Software Engineering Institute’s successful history of developing and deploying process improvement models such as the CMMI combined with CERT’s vast expertise in the field of security. The predecessor of RMM was the CERT® Resiliency Engineering Framework (REF). For more information, please visit the RMM website at

This presentation will provide an introduction to RMM, including information about how and why the model was developed, details about the structure and content of the model, and suggestions for how organizations can effectively use the model. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.
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David White is the product manager and a core member of the development team for the RMM. In this role, David performs technical development on the model and associated products and leads numerous projects to assist organizations with their adoption and use of the model. David is an instructor for the Introduction to the CERT Resiliency Management Model course and lead appraiser for the RMM appraisal.

David has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He currently works from his home in New York City.

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