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Operational Risk Management: A Guide To Harness Risk With Enterprise GRC

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Gartner Positions RSA in Leaders Quadrant for Business Continuity Management

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Practical Guidance for Evaluating and Simplifying your Business Continuity Program Requirements

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Practical Guidance for Evaluating and Simplifying your Business Continuity Program Requirements

This white paper offers practical guidance to help organizations navigate among a maze of regulations, guidelines and maturity models and simplify business continuity and disaster recovery planning.

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Operational Risk Management: A Guide to Harness Risk with Enterprise GRC

This ebook discusses the key requirements for building an effective operational risk management program including several case studies to demonstrate how other organizations have leveraged GRC technology to harness business risk.

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RSA Archer Audit Management
Control the audit lifecycle to enable improved governance of audit-related activities, data, and processes.

RSA Archer Business Resiliency
Reduce the risk of IT and business disruption, harmful operational events, and significant business crises.

RSA Archer IT Security Risk Management
Reduce the risk of today’s security threats, misaligned security practices, and operational security compliance failures.

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Manage the risk of direct or indirect losses resulting from inadequate or failed internal processes, people, technology, or external events.

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Adapt enterprise governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) products to your requirements, build applications, and integrate with other systems.

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Reduce the risk of poor, misaligned IT and business practices, exposure to regulatory violations, and operational compliance failures.

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Business Continuity Management – A key element in the fight against data breaches

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Space is limited.
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The 2014 Cost of Data Breach Study, conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM, recently revealed that the costs associated with a data breach are rising. That, coupled with the increased prevalence and sophistication of attacks, might make you think there’s a cloudy forecast for data security.

There is a silver lining, however, for organizations that want to limit the cost of these incidents. The study also showed that involving business continuity specialists in your security planning and having a continuity plan for your business can:

• Lower the probability that you will experience a data breach
• Reduce the follow-on impact of a data breach, should one occur
• Help cut data breach costs by an average of $9 per compromised record, from $145 to $136

Join this webcast to hear Larry Ponemon, Chairman and Founder of Ponemon Institute, talk more about the potential costs and implications of a data breach in your organization and the savings and benefits you could achieve by including business continuity in your security planning. He will be joined by Paige Poore, Director, IBM Global Business Continuity Management, who will reveal why a resiliency plan’s maturity, reach, and role in security planning are key factors in reducing the cost of a data breach. Her insights will be based on case studies and “boots on the ground” experience working with organizations to integrate resiliency into their security planning.
Title: Business Continuity Management – A key element in the fight against data breaches
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
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Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

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Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

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Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet


ebrp webinar
 
Incident Readiness is the New BCM
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
 
 

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With our experience implementing BCM programs for many global enterprises, State and Federal Agencies, eBRP is fortunate to have a bird’s eye-view into BCM Program’s trends.

As organizations mature in their BCM programs, the program objectives constantly evolve and change. Some of the program objective changes are driven by the regulators & auditors who are looking for assurance that your BCM program is viable, can withstand stress and is sustainable.

During this informational session, eBRP will showcase the trends & approaches in Planning, Exercising, Incident Response and Incident Management.

Title: Incident Readiness is the New BCM
Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
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Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
 
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Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
 
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Monday, 15 September 2014 18:26

VMware vCloud® Air™ Disaster Recovery

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Few companies can afford operational disruption, yet IT budgets remain flat and can’t encompass the growing need for additional resiliency measures to protect critical-business applications. The recovery-as-a-service offering from VMware, VMware vCloud® Air™ Disaster Recovery, helps you fulfill the need to implement or supplement your organization’s continuity plans while addressing budget, time, and resources constraints. It provides simplified replication and recovery based on the VMware vSphere® platform. For a successful setup of your disaster recovery service, keep in mind the following tips when getting started.





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There is no question that every business wants to protect their operations from downtime and loss of data. But many companies don’t have the internal expertise or budget to implement the disaster recovery plan they need. Traditional disaster recovery solutions typically cost too much; they’re too complex; and they are not always reliable.

VMware vCloud® Air™ Disaster Recovery introduces native cloud-based disaster recovery capabilities for VMware vSphere® virtual environments. Built on VMware’s hypervisor-based replication engine, vSphere Replication, and integration support with vCloud Air, it provides simple and secure asynchronous replication and failover. Consider these top five reasons why you should look to the cloud for your disaster recovery needs.





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Most organizations know they need to protect their business critical information to minimize downtime in the event of outages, failures, disasters and other disruptions. But not all companies have the budget, expertise, or time to develop a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.

Traditional disaster recovery plans are prohibitively complex and expensive for mid-sized businesses with limited budgets and resources to successfully configure and manage a solution in-house.

For organizations with disaster recovery services in place, the challenge often lies in supporting the ongoing maintenance and re-evaluating the initial investment versus newer offerings as their environment continues to expand, or leases expire.



Position Title:
Business Continuity Program Specialist

Subject Area:
Business Continuity

Location:
Miramar, FL

Position Description:
Southern Wine and Spirits of America, the nation’s leading distributor of wine and spirits, is currently seeking to hire an experienced, senior level Business Continuity professional to support the development of its nationwide Business Continuity program.

The Business Continuity Program Specialist will be responsible to provide hands-on subject matter expertise in support of the development of the enterprise-wide Business Continuity program. Reporting to the National Director of Business Continuity, this is a highly visible position that will collaborate with staff at all levels of the organization in order to implement a disciplined, proactive and comprehensive Business Continuity program that will enable Southern to effectively plan for and respond to any business interruption event.

The responsibilities of this position include coordinating the design, development, maintenance, and testing of the Business Continuity plans for each critical functional area for each business operating division. This role includes being tactical in conducting organizational research; performing and evaluating business impact analyses and risk assessments; developing program policies, plans and procedures; coordinating testing and exercise activities; and providing training and awareness communications. In addition, this position will also support the build out of the corporate program support model which will provide the framework for a common enterprise approach for the governance, development, execution and sustainability of a nationwide Business Continuity program that will coordinate all business resumption, disaster recovery and incident response management activities.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Partner with division management and organizational subject matter experts to develop detailed and comprehensive Business Continuity plans for each functional area within each business operating division. Conduct reviews, analyze requirements, write and update existing Business Continuity plans as required

  • For each operating division, monitor all project management activities to execute all phases of the full Business Continuity program lifecycle from program initiation thru operational status for all plans

  • Develop policies, procedures, templates, standards and documentation in support of the deployment, management and sustainability of each divisional program as well as for the centralized corporate Business Continuity program

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the business processes, assets, facilities, responsibilities, and interdependencies of the organization

  • Perform risk analyses for each functional area to evaluate points of vulnerability, single-points-of-failure and identify risk avoidance and mitigation strategies

  • Create testing strategies to assess the operational readiness, viability and weaknesses of each plan

  • Coordinate staff training and facilitate Business Continuity outreach and awareness communications programs

  • Oversee the development, exercising and execution of crisis management plans including supporting the deployment of an enterprise-wide mass notification/crisis communications system/capability

  • Perform regular reviews and updates of all program materials in order to ensure that the quality and accuracy of all program documentation is maintained

  • Research and incorporate both industry and corporate best practices into the Business Continuity program methodology as appropriate

  • Perform continuous monitoring of program activities in order to identify areas of opportunity for improvement, cost reduction and enhanced operational efficiency

  • Assist with crisis management and Business Continuity program execution activities in the event of a business interruption by providing plan and program subject matter expertise

  • Maintain accurate and complete program performance metrics and develop management reports as necessary

Skills and Requirements 
This position requires a highly-skilled and proven professional with hands-on Business Continuity program execution experience in a large, distributed corporate environment. In addition to having strong analytical, written, presentation and technical skills, the successful candidate must have the ability to build teams, establish credibility, evangelize the program, and communicate effectively within the organization and with external business partners.

Additional requirements for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Crisis Management

  • A Business Continuity professional certification is desirable (ex: Certified Business Continuity Professional - CBCP)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is desirable

  • Experience in a large-scale environment conducting business impact analyses and building comprehensive and detailed Business Continuity plans for facilities, processes, people and technology

  • Knowledge and experience in supply chain logistics, warehouse and distribution management is preferred

  • Extensive working knowledge of emergency management practices and the principles of the Incident Command System (ICS)

  • Disciplined program, project and time management skills with the proven ability to work in a cross functional, matrixed and diverse workforce environment

  • A self-starter, highly motivated individual with the ability to work independently or in a collaborative team environment

  • Detail orientated and disciplined to solve complex problems with the ability to resolve issues and drive solutions that create win-win situations

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects in a fast paced environment while ensuring the security, confidentiality and integrity of sensitive data

  • Excellent coaching, teaching and training skills that have the ability to easily convey program concepts, procedures and methodologies

  • Budget and contractor management skills

  • Flexibility to travel as required

  • Proficiency in working with the Microsoft Office tool suite

How to Apply:
Please apply at jobs.southernwine.com

Position Title:
Director Business Continuity - Florida

Subject Area:
Business Continuity

Location:
Lakeland, FL

Position Description:
Southern Wine and Spirits of America, the nation’s leading distributor of wine and spirits, is currently seeking to hire an experienced Business Continuity professional to manage the development of the Business Continuity program for the state of Florida.

The Director, Business Continuity – Florida will be responsible to provide hands-on subject matter expertise in support of the development of a divisional, state-wide Business Continuity program. Reporting to the National Director of Business Continuity, this is a highly visible position that will collaborate with staff at all levels of the organization in order to implement a sound, proactive and comprehensive state-level Business Continuity program that will enable Southern to plan for and respond to a business interruption event.

The responsibilities of this position include coordinating the development, maintenance, and exercising (testing) of the business continuity plans for each critical functional area for the business operating division. This role includes being tactical in conducting organizational research; performing and evaluating business impact analyses and risk assessments; developing program policies, plans and procedures; coordinating testing and exercise activities; and providing training and awareness communications. In addition, this position will also support the build out of the Business Continuity program support model which will provide the framework for a common enterprise approach for the governance, development, execution and sustainability of a national Business Continuity program.

Position Responsibilities

  • Partner with division management and organizational subject matter experts to develop detailed and comprehensive Business Continuity plans for each functional area within each business operating division. Conduct reviews, analyze requirements, recommend strategies and write and update Business Continuity plans as required

  • Coordinate and monitor all project management activities to execute all phases of the full Business Continuity program lifecycle from program initiation thru operational status for all plans

  • Develop policies, procedures, templates, standards and documentation in support of the deployment, management and sustainability of the program

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the business processes, assets, facilities, responsibilities, regulatory requirements and interdependencies of the organization

  • Perform risk analyses for each functional area to evaluate points of vulnerability, single-points-of-failure and identify risk avoidance and mitigation strategies

  • Create test plans and coordinate regular Business Continuity plan exercises to assess the operational readiness, viability and weaknesses of each plan

  • Coordinate staff training and facilitate Business Continuity outreach and awareness communications

  • Oversee the development, exercising and execution of crisis management plans including supporting the deployment of a mass notification/crisis communications system/capability

  • Perform regular reviews and updates to all program materials in order to ensure that the quality and accuracy of all program documentation is maintained

  • Research and incorporate both industry and corporate best practices into the Business Continuity program methodology as appropriate

  • Perform continuous monitoring of program activities in order to identify areas of opportunity for improvement, cost reduction and enhanced operational efficiency

  • Assist with crisis management and Business Continuity activities in the event of a business interruption by providing plan and program subject matter expertise

  • Maintain accurate and complete program performance metrics and develop management reports as necessary

Qualifications Skills and Requirements 

This position requires a disciplined and proven professional with hands-on Business Continuity program execution experience in a large, distributed environment. In addition to having strong analytical, written, presentation, negotiating and technical skills, the successful candidate must have the ability to build teams, establish credibility, evangelize the program, and communicate effectively within the organization and with external business partners. Additional requirements for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Crisis Management

  • Business Continuity professional certification is desirable (ex: Certified Business Continuity Professional - CBCP)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is desirable

  • Experience in a large-scale environment conducting business impact analyses and building comprehensive and detailed Business Continuity plans for facilities, processes, people and technology

  • Knowledge and experience in supply chain logistics, warehouse and distribution management is preferred

  • Working knowledge of emergency management practices and the principles of the Incident Command System (ICS)

  • Disciplined program, project and time management skills with the proven ability to work in a cross functional, matrixed and diverse workforce environment

  • A self-starter, highly motivated individual with the ability to work independently or in a collaborative team environment

  • Detail orientated and disciplined to solve complex problems with the ability to resolve issues and drive solutions that create win-win situations

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects in a fast paced environment while ensuring the security, confidentiality and integrity of sensitive data

  • Excellent coaching, teaching and training skills that have the ability to easily convey program concepts, procedures and methodologies

  • Budget and contractor management skills

  • Flexibility to travel as required

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 3-4 years of additional experience analyzing and reporting on complex processes or procedures.

  • 3 + years’ analyzing and reporting on complex processes and policies as they relate to business continuity. Related experience in a financial institution preferred.

Other Traits, Characteristics and Experience:

  • Strong organizational and project management skills.

  • Strong analytical skills. Experienced in evaluating various strategies and making recommendations

  • Strong written communication skills. Ability to conduct research, coordinates resources, and synthesize in writing a broad array of information into a concise, easy-to-understand summary.

  • Strong verbal and presentation skills. Experience presenting to senior leadership is preferred.

  • Demonstrated self-motivation with a strong ability to work in a multi-tasking, changing environment.

  • Proficient user of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Visio preferred

How to Apply:
Please apply at jobs.southernwine.com

Position Title:
Business Continuity Planning Specialist

Subject Area:
Business Continuity

Location:
The location for this position may be anywhere within Huntington’s footprint in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, or Kentucky

Position Description:
The Business Continuity Planning Specialist helps administer the enterprise-wide business continuity program. This responsibility includes coordinating the design, development, maintenance, and testing of business continuity plans for each business unit of the organization. These plans include arrangements and procedures that prepare the organization to respond to a disaster in such a way that critical technology resources and business functions can be resumed within an acceptable time frame.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 3-4 years of additional experience analyzing and reporting on complex processes or procedures.

  • 3 + years’ analyzing and reporting on complex processes and policies as they relate to business continuity. Related experience in a financial institution preferred.

Other Traits, Characteristics and Experience:
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.

  • Strong analytical skills. Experienced in evaluating various strategies and making recommendations

  • Strong written communication skills. Ability to conduct research, coordinates resources, and synthesize in writing a broad array of information into a concise, easy-to-understand summary.

  • Strong verbal and presentation skills. Experience presenting to senior leadership is preferred.

  • Demonstrated self-motivation with a strong ability to work in a multi-tasking, changing environment.

  • Proficient user of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Visio preferred

How to Apply:
Please apply at http://www.huntington.com for IRC172571

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