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Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Security Management... Do They Go Hand in Hand?

In this session we e will look into: - Security as BCP 'champion' (enabler) - Security as BCP 'headache' (threat) - Security as BCP 'saviour' - How can your Security team ensure its own BCP Plan remains in top shape? - People aspects of managing BCP and Security... who's the boss and where does Security fit in BCP process? We will also discuss some best practices regarding BCP, in security related incidents (both physical security incidents such as the Sydney Lindt Cafe Siege, and cyber incidents such as the Sony hack)

Business Impacts of this Session

  • Delegates working in organisations with mature BCP and Security Management processes, will learn how any mutual dependencies between these processes more effectively. But also how to improve the BCP and prevent it from getting 'dusty' and/or not understood my most people in the organisation.
  • Any organisations who don't have a Business Continuity Plan as yet, will benefit from getting the latest, world-class tips about BCP.
  • Security Management often concentrates on the preventative controls and immediate responses, as opposed to Business Continuity Management, which ensures that there are plans and procedures in place on how to continue the core, time-critical processes of an organisation... thereby ensuring the brand/reputation are safeguarded, as key services continue to be delivered.  This is becoming increasingly relevant as we have been seeing larger scale disasters and Security Threats eventuate, and an increasingly competitive market where customers easily switch brands if your product/service is unavailable.


Ms Rinske Geerlings, Managing Director, Business As Usual, Australia

Rinske is an expert in Business Continuity Planning (BCP), Risk Management and Disaster Recovery (DR) consultancy and training, with key focus on making simple, practical BCPs that are easy to maintain, test and 'sell' across all levels of an organisation. She has trained over 1,000 people globally and presented in front of over 10,000 conference delegates. Rinske’s experience includes Banking, IT, Manufacturing, Transport, Government, Hospitality, Education, Logistics, Retail, Legal, Insurance and related industries - in permanent as well as consulting roles. She is a certified PECB ISO trainer, includig ISO27001 (Information Security, ISO31000 (Risk Management), ISO28000 (Supply Chain Security) and ISO22301 (Business Continuity). Her company Business As Usual ( has successfully competed against the Big Four, achieving major projects across Europe, Australasia and Africa.