Tuesday, February 13

4:10 pm – 5:10 pm

Integrating Cyber Security with Business Continuity Management to Build the Resilient Enterprise

Tejas Katwala, CEO, Continuity Logic

Ryman Studios JK

Current cyber response frameworks are incomplete and cyber programs in a silo are a major vulnerability. Lost business is the number one component of cyber breach cost because of customer turnover, brand reputation loss and diminished goodwill. Cyber threat and breach are business problems and business continuity professionals have the expertise that can be leveraged to reduce both the time and money associated with a cyber breach. Join Tejas Katwala to build your business case.

4:10 pm – 5:10 pm

Intersecting Points of Business
Continuity/Disaster Recover and Cybersecurity

Cheryl Carmel, Vice President of Security, OnSolve

Ryman Studios ABC

Information security is, without a doubt, on the minds of every executive! Identifying and reducing risks, and responding to any information security incident, is a top priority that pulls resources from all areas together. Whether your role involves business continuity or disaster recovery or crisis communications, our responsibilities are converging with our information security counterparts about these challenges. Join industry expert Cheryl Carmel (CISSP) as she defines the coordination and collaboration between information security professionals and business continuity professionals that must be present for comprehensive risk mitigation and incident response plans within the information security program.

4:10 pm – 5:10 pm

Sticky BC: How to Create, Value, and Elevate Your BC Program in the Organization!

Ted Marquardt, Senior Product Manager, Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS)

Donald J. Long, Jr., Manager, Business Continuity Planning, Internal Audit, Donegal Mutual Insurance

Ryman Studios HI

As a BC practitioner, to effectively prepare your organization to respond to emergencies and recover from adverse events, you must cross boundaries and build relationships with staff, team leads, department heads, and subject matter experts from the various lines of business. While nurturing these relationships, have you ever considered leveraging your exposure to the wider enterprise as an opportunity to create even more value for the organization?

As you engage associates from across the enterprise, listen to their challenges and ask yourself…Are there other measures that the BC program can pursue to make the organization more resilient? Are there other potential adversities that the BC program is well-suited to proactively manage and help the business avoid? Are there more opportunities to increase BC’s “stickiness” in the company?

In this session, we will explore how to identify opportunities for leveraging your BC program’s strengths that can elevate the BC practice and make your program more valuable. Make BC “sticky” by optimizing the relationships you build and by applying your expertise in other areas that can benefit from your unique perspective.

We will present the real-world use cases below, along with practical templates for you to use, where you can apply your knowledge and skills to increase the resiliency of the organization beyond usual BC practices, thus creating more value with the BC program:

  • Data Management – BC practitioners document business functions, their related application systems, and conduct BIAs. Take this a step further to define and classify the data into security classes that helps identify what can be retained or destroyed.
  • Vendor Management – BC activities usually include the tracking of key vendors that contribute significantly to the business. Extend that activity to identify the top vendors and determine for which of those vendors to execute a more detailed assessment, audit, and review.