Pandemic Planning for Business Resiliency

Presented by

Stephen Head, CPA, CBCP, CISSP, Director, IT Risk Advisory Services & Jeffrey Butler, Director, Risk Advisory Services

About this talk

Managing operational resilience in today’s digital environment is extremely challenging. But what happens when the threat is not a computer virus, but a biological one causing much of your workforce to call in sick, either because they are infected or because they are afraid to come in to work. In response to the potential for a widespread pandemic, many organizations are working to create a plan for how essential business processes can be sustained in the face of a pandemic. Proactively dealing with the potential threat of a pandemic increases the organization’s awareness of the potential impacts and costs, and enables them to take actions that reduce the overall risk, minimize the impact of a pandemic on essential operations, and ensure the continuity of essential services. This webinar will provide a high-level overview of the impact of a pandemic and explore the following: •How past pandemics provide us with a baseline for understanding the potential impact on an organization •Which elements of business continuity planning are most applicable to pandemic planning •Which elements of pandemic planning differ from traditional business continuity planning •Estimating the impact of a pandemic on your supply chain and service providers •How to determine your organization's readiness to continue essential operations during a pandemic •Ways to assess your current and future organizational exposure under different scenarios •Who should be involved (internal and external) in pandemic planning •What are some practical steps to begin implementing pandemic planning in your organization Whether or not you have a formal pandemic plan, this session will provide practical advice on what is involved in pandemic planning, how to incorporate it in your organization’s overall business continuity management efforts, and how pandemic planning can improve your organization’s ability to continue to operate during such a crisis. * eligible for 1.0 CPE credit

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