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IT Audit Series - Auditing Contingency Planning

How to assess and audit disaster contingency planning in your organization

Business has become increasingly dependent on computers to survive on a day-to-day basis. If these systems become unavailable for a significant period or if the integrity of the data they process is prejudiced, the very survival of the organizations which depend on them may be at serious risk. No busy manager likes to spend time contemplating the worst which could befall the company and anyway, disasters happen infrequently and always to someone else.

This two-hour training puts Computer Disaster Recover Planning firmly in its place as part of the Corporate Survival Program (Business Continuity Planning) and highlights the auditor's role in ensuring the viability of the corporate Contingency Plan.

Training Objectives

The objectives of the training is to provide attendees with the tools and techniques needed in their own environments to:

  • Assess the corporate risks
  • Identify their audit strategies
  • Establish their priorities
  • Develop their Audit Plan
  • Evaluate and test their Corporate Disaster Recovery Plan


The training will cover the following areas:

  • What is a Disaster?
  • What is a Disaster Recovery Plan?
  • Who is Accountable?
  • What are the Options?
  • What is the cost?
  • How can a C.P. be tested?
  • What is Management's Role?
  • What is the User's Role?
  • What is the Information Services Role?
  • What is the Internal Auditor's Role?

This is a previously recorded 2-hour AuditNet® webinar with Jim Kaplan and Richard Cascarino


Your Instructor


Jim Kaplan CIA CFE
Jim Kaplan CIA CFE


AuditNet® is the Global Resource for Auditors, and serves the global audit community as the primary communications resource with an online digital network where auditors share resources, tools, and experiences including audit work programs and other audit documentation.

As the first online portal for the global audit community, AuditNet® has been at the forefront of audit websites dedicated to promoting the use of technology. http://www.auditnet.org/

Jim Kaplan, the founder of AuditNet®, became a Certified Internal Auditor in 1984. He has continuously promoted and encouraged the use of technology and the Internet for audit productivity.

As an active member of the IIA, he has held many positions at the local and International level. He is a founding member of the Northern Virginia Chapter and served as Chapter President in 1989. He retired from his government audit director position in 2005. He is the founder and President of AuditNet®, the global resource for auditors, and has been identified as an Internet for Auditors pioneer. Jim's contributions to the profession were recognized by the IIA (2007 Bradford Cadmus award) and the Association of Local Government Auditors (Lifetime Achievement Award). In addition to the IIA, he is a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.


Class Curriculum


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