For many of our readers in the private sector and for those who are members of PS-Prep strategy planning teams in their companies, you may want to mark your calendar to attend a free webinar on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT.

This 90-minute interactive webinar will be hosted by the Department of Homeland Security and will be about the Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program (PS-Prep™), and will also be focusing on AT&T’s experience as the first private sector company to certify to a DHS-adopted preparedness standard.

The presentation will include an update on the PS-Prep Program and AT&T’s firsthand knowledge about preparing for certification to a standard; how certification was achieved; and the value of certifying to a PS-Prep adopted standard.

The speakers for the presentation and interactive webinar will be: (1) Stephen J. Waken, Assistant Vice President, Business Continuity Planning, AT&T, (2) Marcus Pollock, Standards and Technology Branch, National Integration Center, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and (3) Jim Caverly, Office of Infrastructure Protection, National Protection & Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.

Click here to register to attend this webinar.

The PS-Prep™ program is a voluntary program designed to enhance preparedness and give private sector entities the ability to safeguard their organizations against all-hazards. The program includes standards that will equip decision makers with key processes to improve their organizations abilities to maintain operations before and after an emergency or disaster.

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