Auditing the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program: Challenges, Preparation and Competency.
The seminar will focus on the following key areas of Business Continuity Management:
- Provide the global trends affecting the audit of business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) for organizations. - Elaborate the evolving skill sets, requirement and competency of an auditor.
- Understand the key requirements and approaches in reviewing BC and DR initiatives within organization. Maintaining a continued operation in the event of a disruption, whether due to a major disaster or a minor incident, is a fundamental requirement for any organization. Auditors are constantly on the lookout on behalf of management and the audit committee to provide an assessment on the readiness and adequacy of the BC project (if it is in progress) or BCM program (if it is in its maintenance mode). Dr Goh will share with you the trends and international development in the BCM and DR areas. As a seasoned implementer and a frequent reviewer of BCM practices for large organizations, he will share the planning methodology, the roadmap, the fundamental skill set required by auditors and also how one can build his/her competency in this area. Lastly, Dr Goh will summarize with a walkthrough of the audit approach taken by financial and IT auditors and BCM certification auditors
About the speaker:
Dr Goh Moh Heng is the President of Business Continuity Management Institute (BCM Institute) and the Managing Director of GMH Continuity Architects. Beside his extensive experience in implementing business continuity and disaster recovery plans and programs, he is a regular contributor, speaker and season practitioner in auditing practices. Dr Goh's auditing experiences started when he was with PricewaterhouseCoopers whereby he is a qualified Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). In Standard Chartered Bank Plc, Dr Goh was responsible for the review and quality assurance of business continuity plans and the BCM efforts for its 52 countries operating within the group. During the last few years, he was instrumental in the development of two major national business continuity management (BCM) and disaster recovery (DR) standards which was published by SPRING Singapore. These standards had permitted both government/ commercial organizations and BCM/DR services providers to be certified with the BCM standards.
In January 2010, the BCM Institute led by Dr Goh had launched on Continuity Certified Auditors (BCCA) and Business Continuity Certified Lead Auditor (BCCLA) courses to be offered within the Asia-Pacific region. The specialization by auditors in the niche area of BCM and DR is regarded as an essential set of skill for auditing BCM using the various international standards and regulatory requirement. Dr Goh had published a book that focuses on the auditing and reviewing of business continuity plans and programs for both internal/external auditors and certification auditors. Dr Goh had successfully assisted more than 12 organizations in achieving their SS540 and BS25999 organizational certification awarded by the major certification bodies. Since September 2010 last year till now, Dr Goh and his GMH consulting team with licensing of BCM personal certification training had assisted 12 organizations to implement their BCM program and achieve with the successful award of BS25999 and SS540 organizational certification.