Objectives of the Presentation:
- Assess Contingency Plans for business resiliency addressing traditional focus to the modern focus and the new threat landscape
- Discuss present weaknesses' in current Contingency and Business Continuity Plans
- Identify and discuss new types of disasters and vulnerabilities that were not considered in the past
- Essential components and strategies to consider in upgrading the Contingency and Business Continuity Plan
- Discussion on the importance of planning at the aggregate company-wide level for contingency and business continuity purposes
- Assess how to integrate components of the risk management, security and contingency planning issues for effective business continuity solutions
Your present Contingency and Business Continuity Plans were conceived under different circumstances and for common threats that cause damage to buildings either from a fire, earthquake or hurricane. The massive destructive events such as September 11, Katrina, the BP Oil spills, new global threats and other ongoing changes in the business model, introduction of new technologies, etc., raise many new and serious issues that companies did not consider as recently as five years ago. There is dire need for your company to re-examine the capabilities of your present contingency plans and invest time to identify weaknesses in your current plans to be able to respond to today's modern threats and their varied impacts.
This unique webinar examines the significant changes that have taken place in the global and business threat landscape. It points out the inherent weaknesses that prevail in current contingency plans. It discusses the strategies provide practical knowledge on what you should consider when developing and implementing encompassing Contingency and Business Continuity Plans and when reviewing and upgrading your present CPBC plans to make them responsive to changes in the local and global threat landscape and to upgrade these plans to include provisions to address the perennial changes in the business and technology models. A well-known expression is 'The next worse thing to a disaster is to have an outmoded contingency plan'.
- How to understand your present Contingency Plan is outdated and unable to respond to today's different threat environment, new dangers and new technological environments
- Overview of new and massive impacts from new types of disasters that were not considered in the past
- Massive loss of personnel
- Worker outage
- Obliteration of facilities in highly concentrated areas
- Vulnerability to major single points of failure for critical business processes
- Lack of control over 'externalized aspects of business operations'
- Threats from third party strategic partners and access given to outsiders
- Loss of patrimonial knowledge
- Exposures from a major ambulant and mobile workforce, etc
Ms Barbara Gai,
Senior Internal Audit Consultant ,
Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation (LWCC)
Ms. Gai is employed with Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation (LWCC) as Senior Internal Audit Consultant and has many years of experience in auditing, information technology audit, fraud investigations and accounting with companies in the financial services and healthcare industries. Ms. Gai holds three professional designations: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Ms. Gai serves as an Officer for the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and previously for the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Baton Rouge. Barbara is a native New Orleanian and currently resides in Baton Rouge, LA. Ms. Gai holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Columbus State University, Columbus, GA and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Loyola University, New Orleans, LA.
- CEOs, CFOs, and line senior executives responsible for company operations continuity
- CIOs, CTOs, IT professionals, quality assurance specialists
- CFOs, Controllers and Accounting professionals
- Chief Risk Management Officer (CROs), and CSOs, Personnel safety Officers, Insurance Managers
- Legal Counsel, Human Resources and Public and Community Relations
- Internal, External and IT System Auditors
- Any line manager or employee responsible for protecting company continuity and assets
- Consultants on business continuity