Business Continuity: What is at Risk?

Speakers: Mark Bednarz, Partner in Charge, Risk Advisory and Larry Baye, Principal, Risk Advisory

Mark Bednarz, MS, CPA, CISA, CFE is a Partner in PKF O’Connor Davies Risk Advisory Group. He combines more than twenty years of public accounting and Fortune 500 experience and an expertise in attestation and consulting services for a variety of clients. His experience includes ERM reviews, IT audits, operational, outsourced and co-source internal audit, internal audit transformation projects, QAR and forensic projects. Mark has been awarded Fairleigh Dickinson University’s inaugural “50 Under 50” Business Leaders and is on FDU’s Information Technology Industrial Advisory Committee (ITIAC).

Larry Baye is a Principal in PKF O’Connor Davies’ Risk Advisory Practice. Larry focuses on ERM and IT consulting services. He has a 34-year career as a Principal in the Business Advisory and Risk Consulting Practice of one of the Global Six Accounting and Consulting Firms. During his tenure, Larry served as the Northeast Governance Risk and Compliance Leader and advisor to more than thirty public companies. Larry provides “hands on” direction for multiple internal audit outsourcing and co-sourcing projects and has provided technical review on various QAR and Internal Audit engagements.

Upon completion of this program participants will be able to:
1. Explain the difference between Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP).
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of having a Business Impact Analysis (BIA).
3. Describe the challenges institutions face in implementing a BCP.
4. Identify how cybersecurity ties into your BCP program.

Field of Study: Information Technology
Program Level: Overview
Location: Virtual
Type of Delivery Method: Group-internet-based
Prerequisite: None
Advanced Preparation: None required
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Cost: None