Business Continuity Planning for Non-Techies
11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET
2 hrs CPE/CPD in Information Technology
Program Level: Intermediate
One of the best ways to mitigate ransomware risk is to have a good Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in place. A good BCP can also help you ensure high client satisfaction in the event of other issues like natural disasters, equipment issues, software issues, and other business disruptions. IT-focused Disaster Recovery (DR) plans often only focus on the technology aspects, whereas BCPs look at a more holistic business picture. Attend this course to learn how to create a BCP for your firm or to validate that your current BCP addresses key risk areas and leading practices.
- Identify the differences between a Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan
Donny is the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, an advisory-focused CPA firm concentrating on innovation acceleration and organizational development for small businesses, middle market organizations, and nonprofits. Donny is a recognized thought leader and educator in the fields of accounting technology, IT risk management, and performance management. His dedication to helping accountants and organizations strategically leverage technology while proactively managing their business and technical risk is paramount.
Donny also serves as an business transformation advisor and outsourced “IT partner” for local & regional firms, finance departments, and internal audit departments who lack in-house IT executive leadership and IT audit expertise; He helps with risk assessments, IT-related advisory services, development of innovation strategies, streamlining of internal firm/department operations, and increasing staff proficiency with IT tools supporting internal operations and accounting/audit services delivery.
Donny was recognized as one of the Top Thought Leaders in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor from 2012 to 2020, and Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting (2013 & 2014 & 2017-2020) by Accounting Today. He received the 2009-2010 President’s Award from the Hawaii Society of CPAs, and was also named to CPA Technology Advisor’s 40 Under 40 list in 2007 & 2009 & 2014, and was a Hawaii Top High Tech Leader in 2004.
Donny is a member of the IFAC Technology Advisory Group, was a past chairman of the AICPA’s Information Management and Technology Assurance Executive Committee and former member of its Governing Council, Assurance Services Executive Committee, and numerous other AICPA committees and task forces. He is also the current co-chair of the National Conference of Lawyers and CPAs.