How to Develop and Implement The Business Continuity Management Risk Index

Speaker: Michael Kadar, DTE Energy

Part 1: The Business Continuity Management Risk Index (BCM-RI) is a metric that can allow you to clearly demonstrate to executive management the overall value of your organization’s BCM program. The BCM-RI allows you to quantitatively measure current risk or preparedness levels and compare them with established risk tolerances. The BCM-RI can produce management reports on the risk/preparedness levels of business units or the entire organization in a way that drives both risk management and BCM initiatives.

The BCM-RI was introduced at the DRII2012 conference.  Due to interest generated by that session, DRII2013 included a case study of how the BCM-RI was developed and implemented at DTE Energy. Continued interest has resulted in the return of the BCM-RI for DRII2014, but this year the objective is to give you building blocks for implementing the BCM-RI to measure your organization’s preparedness.

This session will present a step-by-step method that guides you through the development and implementation of the BCM-RI for your organization. You will learn the basic foundational components needed, and then the detailed parameters that drive all calculations in the BCM-RI.  You will see how these components and parameters are incorporated in an actual spreadsheet.  You will learn how the spreadsheet can be used to report risk/preparedness levels to management at all levels of the organization. Finally, the BCM-RI Excel spreadsheet will be emailed to session attendees shortly after the conference.

Attendees may choose to attend part one of the session only, but to participate in the hands-on implementation development piece, you must attend both one-hour sessions.

Part 2: The Business Continuity Management Risk Index (BCM-RI) is a metric that can allow you to clearly demonstrate to executive management the overall value of your organization’s BCM program. The BCM-RI allows you to quantitatively measure current risk or preparedness levels and compare them with established risk tolerances. The BCM-RI can produce management reports on the risk/preparedness levels of business units or the entire organization in a way that drives both risk management and BCM initiatives.

The BCM-RI was introduced at the DRII2012 conference.  Due to interest generated by that session, DRII2013 included a case study of how the BCM-RI was developed and implemented at DTE Energy. Continued interest has resulted in the return of the BCM-RI for DRII2014, but this year the objective is to give you building blocks for implementing the BCM-RI to measure your organization’s preparedness.

This session will present a step-by-step method that guides you through the development and implementation of the BCM-RI for your organization. You will learn the basic foundational components needed, and then the detailed parameters that drive all calculations in the BCM-RI.  You will see how these components and parameters are incorporated in an actual spreadsheet.  You will learn how the spreadsheet can be used to report risk/preparedness levels to management at all levels of the organization. Finally, the BCM-RI Excel spreadsheet will be emailed to session attendees shortly after the conference.

Attendees may choose to attend part one of the session only, but to participate in the hands-on implementation development piece, you must attend both one-hour sessions.

 To view this presentation, follow this link: How to Develop and Implement The Business Continuity Management Risk Index

KadarAbout the Speaker: Michael Kadar, MBCP, CISSP is the President of MK Continuity & Availability, LLC. Currently, he is on a full-time business continuity consulting assignment at DTE Energy, is an instructor for the Disaster Recovery Institute International. He is the Corporate Business Continuity Coordinator for DTE Energy where he conducts risk assessments and business impact analyses for business continuity clients. He is also responsible for the development of crisis management plans, business continuity plans, and crisis management policies and standards. Kadar has 17 years’ experience in business continuity management and 10 years’ experience in information security. He is a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is also a member of the Order of the Sword and Shield National Honor Society (OSSNHS), Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), and the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2). Kadar received a Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University.

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