The Audit Role and Strategies for Business Continuity Planning (BCP)

Richard E. Cascarino, MBA, CIA, CISM, CFE

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This BCP Auditing webinar will discuss how to define role and responsibilities in producing contingency plan, how to audit current business continuity plan, business impact analysis, developing response plan. It will help sharpen the skills of internal auditors in developing and maintaining the corporate business continuity plan.

Why Should You Attend:

Business continuity planning is a component of baseline security requirements and forms a process that aims to ensure that mission critical services can be continually delivered in the event of a potential disaster, a security incident, a disruption or an emergency. For any organization, the development and timely execution of plans, measures, procedures and arrangements to ensure minimal or no interruption to the availability of critical services and assets is essential and the auditor has a variety of essential roles to play in this environment.

This webinar is intended to sharpen the skills of internal auditors in assisting in the development, maintenance and auditing of the corporate BCP.

Attendees will be able to learn :

  • The distinguishing characteristics of the varying natures of contingency plans
  • Define the roles and responsibilities in producing a contingency plan
  • Describe the Internal Audit role and strategies for auditing Contingency Planning
  • Evaluate and test the Corporate Contingency Plan

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Understanding the Business
  • The seven strategic risk classes
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Establishing areas of corporate vulnerability
  • Continuity Strategies
  • Developing the Response Plan
  • Establishing a Continuity Culture

Who Will Benefit:

The webinar is aimed primarily at internal and IT auditors who are working Involved in developing or auditing the corporate BCP including:

  • VP
  • CFO
  • Internal Audit Professionals, Chief Audit Executives
  • IT Management Professionals
  • Risk Officers & strategic management members
  • Internal control professionals
  • Auditors
  • Internal Auditors
  • Risk Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Planners
  • Board of directors
Speaker: Richard E. Cascarino, MBA, CIA, CISM, CFE,

Richard is well known in international auditing circles as one of the most knowledgeable practitioners in the field, Richard is principal of Richard Cascarino & Associates, a highly successful audit training and consultancy company. He is a regular speaker to National and International conferences and has presented Webinars throughout Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the USA. Richard is a Past President of the Institute of Internal Auditors in South Africa, was the founding Regional Director of the Southern African Region of the IIA-Inc and is a member of ISACA and the American Institute of Certified Fraud Examiners (South African Chapter). Richard was a member of the Audit Committee of the Department of Public Enterprises in South Africa and chairman of the Audit Committee of Gauteng cluster 2 (Premier's office, Shared Services and Health). He is also a visiting Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, author of the book “Internal Auditing - an Integrated Approach”, published by Juta Publishing. In addition, he is the author of the "Auditor's Guide to Information Systems Auditing" and “Corporate Fraud and Internal Control: A Framework for Prevention” published by Wiley Publishing He is a contributor to “QFinance – the Ultimate Resource” published by Bloomsbury Publishing.


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