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Enterprise Risk Management: Mitigation Strategies for Today's Global Enterprise


As companies become more global, the risks within and outside organizational walls become more diverse and unpredictable. And as the challenges of enterprise risk management mount, so must the involvement of every person in the company—up to the CEO—to manage and mitigate the risk.

Participate in this free virtual event presented by ISACA and, and hear from leading experts on enterprise risk management (ERM) and how to get all of the pieces to work together, from security to supply chain.

Attend and gain practical ERM advice on:

  • Business objectives and challenges
  • Maturity and business processes
  • Scenario analysis
  • How to spot opportunities and develop an action plan
  • Risk aware business reporting and decision making
  • Why risk management should be part of your business culture
  • Who should be contributing to the risk process

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Rolf von Roessing, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, chairman at FORFA AG

Session Title: European Perspectives on Enterprise Risk Management

Most risk management frameworks can be universally applied, but still, risks differ from country to country, region to region. This session will look at enterprise risk frameworks from the perspective of UK/Europe-based firms and discuss the similarities and differences of their application with U.S.-based companies. In this session, attendees will learn about:

  • An overview of enterprise risk frameworks
  • Risks unique to UK/European companies
  • Best practices for management and mitigation

A retired partner and now executive advisor at KPMG Germany, Rolf von Roessing holds nonexecutive directorships in several security consulting companies in Germany. In addition to working at KPMG, he has experience in large international banks and insurance companies, where he was responsible for business continuity management and information security. He is a former board member of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), where he served from 2001-2008, and was chair of the BCI’s Audit Committee from 2003-2008. Von Roessing joined ISACA’s Security Management Committee in 2005. He chaired the working group for ITGI’s IT Control Objectives for Basel II publication and is currently a member of ISACA’s Framework Committee.


Brian Barnier, principal at ValueBridge Advisors


Session Title: Enterprise Risk Management: Your Role in Reducing Risk to Business

Every person in a company has a role in enterprise risk management (ERM), and ERM must become part of the fabric of running a business. This "top-down" approach to ERM frameworks requires skillful coordination and reaching out to people in various risk roles, then integrating the practices. In this keynote session, Brian will answer:

  • What are the pieces of an ERM framework?
  • How to get the pieces to work together?
  • Who should lead the path to ERM?

As a principal analyst and advisor at ValueBridge Advisors, Brian Barnier uses his cross-discipline, country and industry practical experience to improve business performance through risk management. A respected author (Operational Risk Handbook for Financial  Companies) and speaker, Barnier has served on several industry and professional practices committees (ISACA’s Risk IT Based on COBIT and the OCEG Redbook), contributing risk management approaches to improve business performance and demonstrate compliance. He has led teams to nine US patents. He is equally conversant working across the C-suite to help executives seize opportunity in a challenging economy. He was selected one of the distinguished fellows of Open Compliance and Ethics Group and has authored over 100 articles.


Adrian Bowles, vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research Inc. and founder of SIG411 LLC


Session Title: Sustainability and Enterprise Risk Management

Sustainability includes any operational aspect that affects the long-term viability of a business. In this session, attendees will learn more about:

  • The c-level executive's role in sustainable risk management
  • Where sustainability fits into an ERM infrastructure
  • How to implement and test sustainable practice

Adrian has over 25 years of experience as an analyst, practitioner and academic in IT, with a focus on IT strategy and management. His research coverage includes sustainable business processes and technologies, corporate social responsibility, IT governance, risk management and compliance.


Paul Kirvan, independent consultant, author and educator and secretary of the Business Continuity Institute USA chapter


Session Title: Supply Chain Risk Management

As companies' reach around the world expands, so does the complexity of supply chains and their increased interdependencies. Business continuity management techniques can be introduced as part of the risk identification, mitigation and recovery processes.

In this session attendees will learn more about:

  • Taking responsibility for supply
  • Quantifying supply chain risk
  • Steps to mitigate supply chain risk

Paul F. Kirvan, FBCI, CBCP, CISSP, has more than 20 years of experience in business continuity management as a consultant, author and educator. Kirvan has also served as senior consultant with Fortune Consulting and Telcordia Technologies where he worked on numerous business continuity projects and strategic plans for companies such as Chase Manhattan Bank, Wachovia Bank, Vanguard Cellular One and Florida Power & Light.


Kevin Beaver, information security consultant, seminar leader and keynote speaker at Principle Logic LLC


Session Title: Managing Network Security Threats with an ERM Strategy

Hacker groups have been on a recent spree of network break-ins, making off with gigabytes of sensitive documents from large private and public sector organizations. The CEO of Sony, whose PlayStation Network breach this spring potentially was one of the largest ID theft events ever, said recently, "how can I sit here and tell you there will be no further vulnerabilities? … Everybody is being hacked now.” Security is no longer the domain of CISOs but also CEOs and everyone in the company who must take responsibility for security risks and how they affect corporate assets, bottom line and reputation. Expert Kevin Beaver will discuss the role security plays in your ERM program, including:

  • Understanding what information risk really means to your business
  • Getting management on board with security once and for all
  • Finding and eliminating the low-hanging fruit to maximize your enterprise security stance

A 16-year information security veteran, Kevin Beaver has appeared in numerous media outlets including CNN, the Wall Street Journal and Entrepreneur Magazine as a security expert. Beaver has authored/co-authored ten books on information security, including The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance and Hacking For Dummies, 3rd edition.

20 Jun 2011
Aug 10, 2011, 06:45 EDT (10:45 GMT)
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