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Developing and Implementing a Business Continuity Audit Program

Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Continuity management of information technology service processes should minimize adverse effects caused by disastrous and unpredictable events while focusing on sustaining core business processes. Specifically, major management tasks should include defining requirements and strategies for information technology continuity, setting measures and continuity plans for information technology services, managing continuity procedures as well as managing continuity and recovery in an emergency. Service continuity controls ensure that when unexpected events occur imperative operations continue without interruption or are promptly resumed, and critical as well as sensitive data remain protected.
A well-planned, properly structured audit program is essential to evaluate risk management practices, control systems, and compliance with policies concerning information technology-related risks at institutions of every size and complexity. Effective audit programs are risk-focused, promote sound information technology controls, ensure the timely resolution of audit deficiencies, and inform the board of directors or highest-level oversight committee of the effectiveness of risk management practices.
During this webinar, Dr. Davis will give an overview of Business Continuity and what a business continuity audit encompasses. Dr. Davis will also discuss considerations when developing and implementing a business continuity audit program. Moreover, Dr. Davis will address information gathering associated with a business continuity audit during audit program construction. Lastly, Dr. Davis will respond to all questions posed during the live webinar.
Considering information systems are generally critical to enhancing productivity, it is imperative deployed IT provide availability with service responsiveness while meeting user utilization demands, even during a crisis. An enterprise’s susceptibility, as well as IT operational resiliency, impact speedy and systematic redress for fulfilling efficiency, effectiveness, availability, and compliance requirements. Furthermore, neither business nor IT resides within static environments. Thus, environmental dynamics can generate changes altering system activities that require timely response and restoration to ensure continuous service delivery.
Threats to an enterprise’s existence manifest in diverse forms, including disruptions, emergencies, crises, or disasters. Any of these incidents or events can jeopardize data processing services sustaining mission-critical operations. When business integrated information systems are unavailable, efficiency diminishes, effectiveness erodes, compliance hinderance occurs, and employees become idle. As a result, enterprises should regularly examine their business continuity, disaster recovery, as well as back-up plans to ensure adequate operational requirements forecasting for service restoration.
Managers, especially information security management, cannot establish an adequate safeguarding posture unless root expectations are understood and potential threats, weaknesses as well as opportunities have appropriate responses. Towards this end, enterprise oversight committee members — mainly non-executive directors — should ensure they are satisfied that effective, efficient, as well as compliant processes deployment for business continuity and IT availability.
Business continuity is a comprehensive managed effort to prioritize critical business processes identifying significant threats to normal operations that permit planning strategies for ensuring effective and efficient organizational responses to challenges arising during and after a crisis. Consequently, business continuity planning encompasses processes for developing advance responses to service interruptions in such a manner that critical business functions continue at expected levels. Sub-categorically, disaster recovery planning

Cost: Live Session for one participant $159 Corporate Live Session Group – Max 10 Participants from one location. $449 Recorded Session Get unlimited access to the link for six months $199 Training DVD or USB Flash Drive MP3 files, PDF presentation and reference manual will be delivered on a CD $379 Super Combo Offer 1 Live and Recorded webinar $299 Super Combo Offer 2 Live and Training CD $429

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