K2's Business Continuity - Best Practices for Managing the Risks WEBCAST

Tuesday, November 9 10:00am - 6:00pm PST

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8.0 Credits

Member Price $225.00

Non-Member Price $275.00

Overview

Are you and your team members prepared for a business disruption? Natural disasters, technology glitches, human failures, and even sabotage and terrorism threaten businesses of all sizes today. In this course, you will learn how to develop and implement a business continuity plan (BCP) to help manage the risks associated with business interruptions. In addition, you will learn how to address critical issues related to staffing, how virtualization can speed recovery times, and how Cloud-based storage, synchronization, and mirrored databases can help ensure that you always have access to your critical data and applications. Most importantly, you will learn how to identify your organization’s significant risks and create an effective plan to address these contingencies. Today’s technology-dependent organizations must have a plan for how they will operate when facilities, power, communications, or technology fail or become compromised. Unfortunately, many companies learn about critical weaknesses in their infrastructure only after experiencing a critical outage. Participate in this course and learn how to identify, understand, and develop strategies for mitigating business interruption risks.

Highlights

Managing Business Risks. Information Technology.

Prerequisites

Basic understanding of organizational business processes and technology terminology.

Designed For

Business professionals who desire to reduce the risk associated with business disruptions.

Objectives

Define the goals and activities involved in the creation of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP), and contrast a BCP with a data backup strategy. Identify and assess critical risks to a company’s operations. Classify identified risks into four timeframes for creating disaster recovery plans. Define three different types of data backups and explain the critical differences in how each is created and stored so that it can achieve its desired purpose.

Preparation

None.

Notice

None.

Leader(s):

Leaders

Brian Tankersley

Brian Tankersley is a consultant who advises US firms and companies on accounting technology issues. Mr. Tankersley is a frequent speaker at continuing education courses for K2 Enterprises, and publishes a nationally recognized blog on accounting and technology (www.cpatechblog.com). He has also served as the technology editor for a major accounting industry publication. Mr. Tankersley has over 20 years of professional experience, including accounting, auditing, technology, and education, and has been with K2 Enterprises since 2005.

Tankersley has been recognized annually as one of the “Top 25 Thought Leaders in Public Accounting Technology” for 2011-2014 by Cygnus Business Media. Tankersley is also one of the principal authors of the 2015 Accounting Firm Operations and Technology Survey, which included over 500 US accounting firms. Brian has made presentations in 46 of the 50 US states and has served as a guest speaker for many professional accounting organizations across Canada. He received the Outstanding Discussion Leader Award from the Tennessee Society of CPAs in 2009 and 2013, and was recognized for writing the Article of the Year for the Tennessee CPA Journal in 2011. Brian has presented sessions at many national conferences, including AICPA TECH+/Practitioners Conference, The Sleeter Group’s Solutions Conference, Sage Insights, CCH Connections, and Thomson Reuters Synergy User Conference.

Brian is both a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information Technology Professional, and has bachelor’s degrees in both Accounting and Finance, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee. He is a certified public accountant (Tennessee), a certified information technology professional (CITP), and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Tankersley also holds numerous vendor software certifications, and is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.

Brian and his family make their home in Farragut, Tennessee.

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Non-Member Price $275.00

Member Price $225.00