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Maintaining business resilience in uncertain times

12 & 13 November 2020 | 09:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | 6 CPD

12 & 13 November 2020 | 09:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | 6 CPD

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Webinar's overview

Covid-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to the way businesses run their day-to-day operations, leading to the creation of undoubtedly unique challenges. Organisations are not prepared to overcome these challenges nor address such challenges in their business continuity plans. Thus, it is crucial for them to understand their position in terms of business continuity and crisis management, as well as how this is related to their staff, vendors, supply chain, IT operations and infrastructure.

Organisations need to have business continuity plans focused on the critical functions, as well as processes and strategies that should be taken into consideration in order to maintain business resilience. It is of vital importance for an organisation to ensure that the mission-critical functions will continue to operate at an acceptable level of service.

Webinar's goals

By the end of the webinar participants will be able to:

  • Acknowledge the importance of a business continuity plan
  • Describe key principles of business continuity and crisis management
  • Recognise business continuity and crisis management techniques
  • Apply the development and implementation of a business continuity and crisis management plan
  • Explain alternative working and crisis management arrangements 
  • Use exercises to maintain business resilience and continue to operate during a crisis
  • Encourage the shift of the organisational mindset towards maintaining business resilience 
  • Urge the development of a business continuity and crisis management plan within an organisation.

Participants*

The webinar is addressed to professionals who are involved in the development and implementation of business continuity, crisis management and disaster recovery services.

*The number of participants is restricted to 28.

Agenda

Join the webinar (8:30 a.m. –  9:00 a.m.)*

Sessions (9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. including a 15-min break between sessions)

1. Preparing for the new reality: Manage and maintain operational resilience (15 min)

  • Introduction: Webinar objectives

2. Alternative working arrangements (45 min)

This session explores the parameters regarding how to: 

  • Develop policies / procedures that will allow organisations to seamlessly transfer staff to Working from Home (WFH) arrangements
  • Develop technical capability to enable the majority of the workforce to WFH, while maintaining mission-critical outcomes
  • Clarify the WFH processes in order to stay connected, secured and productive, while working remotely

3. Vendor and supply chain management / IT operations (1 hr)

This session explores the parameters regarding how to:

  • Plan alternative vendor and supply chain management, including alternative providers that could be relied upon
  • Manage effectively IT operations including technology requirements and skill assessments to support mission-critical outcomes

4. Operational resilience (1 hr & 45 min)

This session explores the parameters regarding how to: 

  • Understand the way all domains (technology, data, third parties, facilities, operations, people) impact critical services
  • Build a consistent set of resilience capabilities and controls across these domains
  • Identify key areas of focus in order to minimise impacts from uncontrollable and significant incidents
  • Develop coordination, collaboration and preparation to ensure that the organisation appropriately considers resilience in all activities and is ready when the worst happens

5. Business continuity – crisis management (1 hr & 45 min)

This session explores the parameters regarding how to:

  • Establish a business continuity plan addressing the organisation’s recovery requirements and priorities
  • Establish a crisis management policy and include a suitable alert process that will describe the actions to be taken to address unplanned and disruptive events
  • Build a culture within the organisation that actively encourages business and technology resilience.

6. Concluding remarks (15 min)

7. Questions & responses (15 min

*Note: Please join the meeting 30 minutes prior to the webinar’s start time (join at 8:30 a.m.), in order to make sure that you do not face any connection or other technical issues.

Registration

If you wish to register for the webinar please complete the registration form and send it via email to academy@kpmg.com.cy or via fax to +357 22 513 294.

The programme has been approved by the HRDA. Enterprises participating with their employees who satisfy HRDA’s criteria, are entitled to subsidy. Please note that there are limited seats available therefore enrol in this webinar as soon as possible.

If you do not receive our confirmation e-mail regarding your registration, your participation cannot be guaranteed.

Cost

€200 + VAT. Net investment after subsidy from the HRDA of €102: €136 (including VAT) for all eligible participants*

*Last Date for 10% Early Bird Discount:  22/10/2020

Discounts available:

  • For more than two (3+) participants from the same company a 10% discount is available on the total cost, before the VAT and HRDA subsidy. This discount only applies for participants who enrol in the same webinar, on the same day. This discount can only be combined with the early bird discount and the HRDA subsidy, when applicable.
  • For individuals/legal entities who/which register in more than two (3+)  webinars during the same semester (January-June & July-December), a 10% discount is available on the total cost, before the VAT and HRDA subsidy. This discount only applies for individuals/legal entities who/which enrol in more than two (3+) webinars during the same semester, on the same day. This discount can only be combined with the early bird discount and the HRDA subsidy, when applicable.
  • There is a 10% discount for alumni members. This discount should be applied before the VAT and HRDA subsidy and can only be combined with the early Bird discount and the HRDA subsidy, when applicable.
  • There is a 10% Early bird discount on selected webinars for participants who enrol in a training course until a specific date which is stated above. This discount should be applied before the VAT and HRDA subsidy and can only be combined with the HRDA subsidy, when applicable.
  • HRDA subsidy for all HRDA approved webinars. 

 

Contact

For any queries, please contact Irini Avraam on +357 22 207 460 or at academy@kpmg.com.cy.


CPD: 
This webinar may contribute to Continuing Professional Development requirements.  Shortly after the webinar’s date, participants will receive electronically a certificate of attendance confirming the total number of training hours  (6 CPD).

Trainers

Raditsas Filippos
Manager, Management Consulting, KPMG in Cyprus

Filippos has a broad technical background spanning more than 7 years of professional experience, as well as technical expertise in the areas of Secure Software Development, IT and Security Consulting.

Filippos has worked with a number of private and public sector organisations, EU bodies and multinational companies, across many industry verticals. He has experience in leading and delivering major projects related to the design, development, evaluation and implementation of enterprise systems, business frameworks and regulatory standards, bridging the gap between business, IT and security. Filippos holds a number of professional certifications including CPSA, CRT, OSCP and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor.

In his capacity as a Chief Information Security Officer in various organisations, Filippos has developed and delivered training workshops in Secure Coding, Secure Development Life Cycle and Information Security Awareness.

 

Pipyros Kosmas
Assistant Manager, Management Consulting, KPMG in Cyprus

Kosmas has more than five years of experience in the fields of Cyber Security and Data Privacy, as well as practical expertise in Information Technology matters. He is the National Information Technology Security Officer of KPMG in Cyprus and a member of the Cyber Security Services team.

Kosmas possesses significant experience in the provision of advisory services for the security and privacy assessment, business continuity and disaster recovery services. His services have been provided to a range of clients in the banking, finance and healthcare sectors.

Kosmas has developed and delivered training workshops such as the Information Security Awareness course for management teams and other professionals. Kosmas seeks to contribute to the Information Security and Data Privacy community in Cyprus by delivering webinars and presentations for professional bodies, such as the ISC(2) and IAPP Cyprus charters.

 

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The programme has been approved by the HRDA. Enterprises participating with their employees who satisfy HRDA’s criteria, are entitled to subsidy. 

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