Implementing and Auditing Business Continuity Plans

Instructor: Michael C Redmond
Product ID: 704821
  • Duration: 60 Min
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.
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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
Lead Strategic Consultant, EFPR Group LLP

Michael C. Redmond is Lead Strategic Consultant, IT Consulting, EFPR Group. She consults and audits in the areas of Cyber/Information Security,, Organizational Resilience, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, High Availability, HIPAA and ISO. Some of her past clients include Fidelity, JP Morgan Chase, Emblem Health. Excellus Blue Cross, and many more.

Michael is certified as a Lead Implementer in ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management, ISO/IEC 27032 Lead Cyber Security Manger, ISO/IEC 27035 Security Incident Response, ISO/IEC 22301 Business Continuity Management Systems, ISO/IEC 21500 Lead Project Manager and ISO/IEC 41001 Environmental Management. She is an ISO Certified Auditor for ISO 27001. She is a Certified Project Manager, Certified Emergency Manager, and holds two International Master Level Certifications in Business Continuity.

Ms. Michael C. Redmond, MBCP, FBCI, CEM, MBA, PhD is the Program Director for Eastern Great Lakes Association of Continuity Professionals Chapter. The association is made of members from Information/Cyber Security, Compliance, Crisis Management, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Emergency Management. She serves on the ISSA Western NY planning committee for their annual conference. Michael is one of three people on the International Ethics Committee for certification body Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB) for ISO.

Her past experience includes consecutively total of 13 years as a Sr. Manager with Deloitte, KPMG and Chubb and 12 years with Redmond Worldwide in the areas of: Information/Cyber Security, Compliance, Crisis Management, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Emergency Management, Internal Audit/ Gap Analysis. Prior to her consulting career, she was a Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Manager with Bank of New York. After completing her MBA at Fordham University, Michael graduated from the American Institute of Banking.

Michael was selected for 2016 Women of Distinction for her contribution in Information/Cyber Security. Michael is in 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 National Guard and Reserve before retiring as a Major. She is a Graduate of Command & General Staff College (Fort Leavenworth), attended Civil Affairs Courses – US Army JFK School of Special Warfare and is Hazmat Trained, DOD Certified. She has been an Adjunct Professor for University of Maryland, Mercy College, New York University and John Jay Graduate School, where she taught Cyber/Information Security, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Emergency Management.

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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