Al Berman is an MBCP, CBCP, CBCV, a member of the ASIS BS25999 technical committee, a member of the Committee of Experts for ANSI-ANAB, a former member of the New York City Partnership for Security and Risk Management and the co-chair for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation committee to create the new standard for the U.S. Private Sector Preparedness Act (PL 110-53). Over a career that has spanned 25 years, he has served as a president and CIO for a major financial institution, National Practice Leader for Operational Resiliency for PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Global Business Continuity practice leader for Marsh. As a keynote speaker, Berman has made senior level presentations to numerous corporations, not-for-profits and charities. This list includes the American Red Cross, IBM, RIMS, Institutional Investors Forum, Securities Industry Association, and Pharmaceutical Treasures Conference, among others. His articles have appeared in Disaster Recovery Journal, Continuity Insights, Contingency Planning & Management, WSTA Ticker, Information Security and Securities Operation Forum and dozens of other publications. He has authored dozens of articles in publications in the U.S. and abroad, as well as the book Down But Not Out. He is often quoted in the press on subjects ranging from healthcare to financial services.