Shiver Me Timbers! DR/BC Planning and Implementation During Hurricane Irma

Thursday, April 12 | 8:00AM–9:00AM ET | Maryland Ballroom F, Fifth Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
The University of Miami is located in Coral Gables, Florida, where hurricanes and tropical storms are prevalent. The most recent, Hurricane Irma, was historic in its size and strength. Our disaster recovery and business continuity plan evolved and has become fine-tuned after weathering several hurricanes that "shivered the timbers" of the institution. This interactive presentation will focus on the policy, procedures, and partnerships implemented by many departments and divisions within the University of Miami that are designed to protect and mitigate against destruction and damage from a powerful weather force.

Outcomes: Understand that a DR/BC plan is a partnership and collaboration between many institutional areas and must be tailored to your institution and its specific needs * Articulate what is specifically needed for your institution's DR/BC plan * Get tools and ideas to develop or strengthen your institution's DR/BC plan


  • Helvetiella Longoria

    Chief Information Security Officer, Florida International University
  • Theresa Semmens

    Chief Information Security Officer, Nevada System of Higher Education

Resources & Downloads

  • Our Timbers R Shiverin Slides

    1 MB, pdf - Updated on 1/22/2024