E-COMMERCE AND INTERNET RISK MANAGEMENT, CONTINGENCY PLANNING AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY

BACKGROUND

The explosive growth in the use of the Internet by organizations and the virulent drive to develop, outsource and provision e-commerce solutions to participate in the unavoidable e-commerce world has created unprecedented opportunities for business to seek new profitability and, very often, to preserve competitiveness in the dynamic cyber world.

However, the recent attacks suffered by prominent e-commerce companies such as Yahoo, E-Bay, EBuy, CCN News, and even American On-line have made management, all the way to the President of the US, keenly aware of the dangers of and the vulnerability of the Internet and web commerce to business disruptions. These attacks come at a time when e-business is increasingly dependent on the reliability and availability demands by customers for an on-line 24x7x365 service operation. The recent hacker attacks on e-commerce businesses attest to the vulnerability of the Internet and e-commerce which have already incurred costly denial of service to customers. The loss experienced by the companies attacks are not likely to be publicized and the costs of resolving the crisis are in the millions.

Despite the fact that the Internet has become a crucial element of infrastructure to operate in the modern high tech world, no one is really in charge and no one is totally accountable for Internet operations. The Internet operates in a worldwide open and highly distributed and uncontrolled environment. This means that no single enterprise can control all the elements required to do their e-commerce. Preventive strategies alone will never eliminate the risks attendant to the Internet, since the potential threats are unpredictable, especially when it comes to preserving availability and business continuity.

VITAL NEED FOR RISK MANAGEMENT AND CONTINGENCY PLANNING FOR E-COMMERCE

The time is now for your organization to start developing e-commerce-oriented contingency plans and expand the very limited view that most prevailing IT contingency plans now encompass. This workshop is addressed to the needs of:

The approaches, methodologies and best practices in the manual are based on extensive consulting and training experience by the consulting staff of the Contingency Planning & Recovery Institute and will save you person-years of development time.

WORKSHOP OUTLINE

Day 1: BACKGROUND AND METHODOLOGIES

1. The advent of e-commerce and Internet application. Present IT contingency plans are not adequate

2. Threats, Risks and Exposures to E-commerce Business Continuity

3. A Framework for Risk Management, Contingency Planning and E- Business Continuity

5. Risk Management and Impact Analysis Methodology for E-Commerce

6. Plan of Action for E-Commerce Business Risk Management, Contingency Planning and Business Continuity Programs

7. Detailed Methodology for Developing an E-Commerce Contingency Plan

Day 2 –HANDS-ON WORKSHOP

8. Hands-on exercise to develop a sample model of a contingency plan for an audience selected e-commerce business process or vulnerable area of interest to participants, using a detailed template to prepare contingency plans provided during the workshop.

WORKSHOP FEE:

$1,400 , includes tuition, workshop and text materials, and a copy of a proprietary manual on the subject (a $300 value).

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE FOR SPRING-FALL 2000

Location       Date

BOSTON : May. 19-20, 2000 -

ORLANDO: April 26-27 -

WASHINGTON: June 14-15

CHICAGO: September 13-14

NEW ORLEANS: October 12-13

SAN FRANCISCO: November 15-16

ATLANTA: August 16-17

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