Managing ICT Risks May 11th


When you think about risks posed by IT today, your concerns go way beyond what’s happening in the data centre or the IT department. Information and Communications Technology is an essential part of virtually every business process. As a result, managing Technology Risk now means much more than protecting data.  It means protecting the heart of the business itself. 


Following our IT Risk Breakfast Debate in April 2011, we invite you to join us for this special event to learn how to manage your technology risks more effectively.  Taking an integrated, business-oriented approach to addressing today's security, resiliency, compliance and ITBusiness Continuity Forum - Managing IT Risk budgetary challenges with the objective enable you to take advantage of the opportunities offered by a more connected and collaborative world. 

This one day seminar has been designed to provide insight into the areas of Risk Management, Security and Business Continuity planning for organisations of all types and sizes.  It brings together a panel of experts in these important disciplines, who will share their experience and knowledge, giving an overview of best practice.

Threats and disruptions can vary greatly in business impact… 

We'll be looking at how Cloud Computing is evolving and what effect it may have on organisations in both Public and Private Sectors in the areas of risk mitigation, management of security and emergency planning.  

In the afternoon, we will be hosting two breakout sessions on key areas of Managing IT Risk and Business Resiliency and Security.   During these sessions, delegates will be able to discuss and debate key topics.

Who Should Attend?

This seminar will be of interest to all those with a role in their organisations Systems Development, Risk Management, Security and Business Continuity strategy and implementation.

This event is FREE to Continuity Forum Members - please contact us for Membership Information

Non-Member Fee                £159 plus VAT

Public/Voluntary Sector Fee   £99 plus VAT

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Afternoon session details 

Thought Leadership Debate - Managing Risk ... realising opportunity

This session looks at how the landscape of Risk, Continuity and Resilience has evolved and the factors that impact upon its effectiveness.  We'll also be looking at the future for the sector through a discussion and debate session.

This session will challenge the current role of Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning in our organisations across a number of specific areas.  Through group based debate we'll be exploring a number of critical factors that dictate successful planning and challenging delegates to challenge and develop their recommendations on the actions, principles and techniques to required to resolve problems and develop solutions. 

We'll also be including Standards, Benchmarking, Cloud Computing, Sector Development, Security, Risk and BC Management convergence. 

With contributions from a number of industry experts 

Breakout sessions 

Plans are nothing.  Planning is everything. 

This interactive session will enable delegates to expand on and develop the themes from the morning speaker sessions.  

How do we plan for a major event?

How can we build on the plans we already have?

What will be the impacts - positive and negative - of new technologies such as social computing on crisis management and communications?

Most importantly what are other organisations doing about them?

We will use a fictional scenario as a catalyst for discussion around these topics and as a way of sharing experiences and best practice amongst delegates.

Security Breakout Sesssion overview 

In the next two to five years, emerging technological and social trends will have far-reaching implications for enterprise security.

This session outlines the fundamental technology trends organisations can expect to see in the next few years, the catalysts behind those trends and the ways in which technology can help organisations strategically balance risk with opportunity.

Topics in this session include social computing, cloud technologies,  virtualisation, and data security.  Following the presentation a facilitated discussion will take place to enable participants to share experiences and thinking in these areas.