Implementing and Auditing Business Continuity Plans

Instructor: Michael C Redmond
Product ID: 704821
  • 15
  • February 2017
  • 11:00 AM PST | 02:00 PM EST
    Duration: 60 Min

Live Online Training
February 15, Wednesday 11:00 AM PST | 02:00 PM EST
Duration: 60 Min

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This training program will provide an overview on how to create a business continuity audit plan that is effective and in line with the company's objectives. It will help attendees understand regulations, standards and requirements pertinent to business continuity audits as well. The webinar will define the risks or threats to the success of an audit plan and train attendees on how to test the controls in place to determine whether or not those risks are acceptable.

Why Should You Attend:

In this webinar training, the speaker will explore standards and best practices from FFIEC to ISO. He will also cover best practices for auditing a business continuity plan and the lifecycle of a BCP program, with specific emphasis on the following areas:

  • Risk Assessment and Business Impact Analysis
  • Designing a Living BCP
  • Testing and Maintenance

Attendees will gain an understanding of what’s involved in a full BCP program, and gain insight based on field experience that can be applied to internal audit work and BCP program work. The webinar will also provide you with tools that you can bring back to your company to improve your BCP programs and improve ability to audit BCP programs and provide targeted recommendations.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • What should be included in a business continuity audit?
  • Setting controls
  • Which regulations and standards apply to business continuity audits?
  • Examining evidence about the performance of activities
  • Verifying measures to ensure continuity
  • Evaluating quality vs a general template

Who Will Benefit:

  • Auditors
  • Business Continuity Practitioners
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Controller
  • Chief Audit Executive
  • Risk Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Professionals in Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery , Cyber Security and Information Security
  • Compliance
Instructor Profile:
Michael C Redmond

Michael C Redmond
CEO and Lead Consultant, Redmond Worldwide

Dr. Michael C. Redmond, PhD, is CEO and lead consultant for Redmond Worldwide, and is an international consultant, speaker, author, and teacher. Dr. Redmond has been consulting independently since 2004. She has worked for 7 ½ years for both Deloitte and KPMG. She has two Masters’ Certification in Business Continuity, and has taught business continuity in John Jay Graduate School and at the New York University. Dr. Redmond, MBCP, FBCI, CEM, MBA, PhD, is the program director for Eastern Great Lakes Association of Contingency Planning Chapter.

Her past experience includes 13 years as a senior manager with Deloitte, KPMG and Chubb in the areas of: compliance, crisis management, business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency management, internal audit/ gap analysis. She was a business continuity/disaster recovery manager with the Bank of New York.

Dr. Redmond is in 2013 Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals and is in the Academic and Professional National Honor Society for Continuity Planners, “Order of the Sword & Shield”. She spent 4 years on active duty with the army and 18 1/2 years as National Guard and Reserve before retiring as a Major. She is a graduate of Command & General Staff College (Fort Leavenworth), attended civil affairs courses at the US Army JFK School of Special Warfare and is Hazmat trained and DOD certified.

Topic Background:

Successful business continuity planning:

  • Involves the entire organization
  • Requires clear and consistent communication
  • Encompasses how employees will communicate, where they will go, and how they will keep doing their jobs
  • Prepares the organization for disruptive events

Why is a BCP important?

  • 61% of companies surveyed had to invoke their BCP
  • 43% had to invoke it more than once
  • Key Causes: Natural disaster, power outage, IT failure, flood, fire, telecom failure, utility outage, pandemic
  • What were the top 3 lessons learned from invocation?
  • There had not been enough training and awareness efforts across the company: 48%
  • Plans didn’t adequately address emergency communications: 37%
  • Key staff had not been included in testing; as a result they did not know their roles and responsibilities in the plans: 25%
  • Cyber attacks
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