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the auditor's approach to continuity

Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. EDT (1.5 hours)

Why Business Continuity?

The likelihood that incidents will occur threatening the continuity of airport business and operations creates significant risk and obligates airports to develop recovery strategies and plans.  These disruptive incidents can be specific to the airport - like flooding on the airfield - or the result of broader circumstances - like COVID. 

To minimize the impact of potential interruptions on operational continuity, airports can develop and maintain a business continuity plan.  These plans help airports to recover mission-essential functions as quickly as possible after any kind of material or prolonged disruption.

Internal Audit frequently spearheads Business Continuity Plans because of their broad financial, technical, and functional perspective on the airport's overall operations.  Once a plan is accepted, audit can also validate the accuracy, integrity, and quality of services.

What to Expect?

This webinar is designed to be highly interactive.  

Bring your questions and be ready to chat.

A wide range of topics will be covered:

  • What is a Business Continuity Plan (BCP)?
  • How to overcome burnout?
  • What should an auditor expect in a BCP?
  • What components of a BCP are more important than others?
  • How does a good plan work?
  • How does an airport plan for revenue continuity?.

Learning Objectives

Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • The process of creating a continuity plan and the components that could be present, 
  • The many styles and approaches to planning a continuity plan audit, 
  • The components of revenue continuity when there is not a taxpayer funded audit, 
  • Some simple ways to bring back the spark and get re-energized after two years of COVID, and the resulting burnout of the departments and the auditors.

When, Where, How?

The webinar will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.  It is 1 1/2 hours. 

Members were sent invitations to register on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.  If you did not receive the invitation or would like it resent, please contact 

Meet the Speaker

Fred Klapetzky, MBA, CISSP

Principal Consultant & CEO, A Going Concern

Mr. Klapetzky has been working in business operations, physical and information security, information systems, and disaster recovery & business continuity since 1981 with the US Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Ernst & Young, and Marsh USA.  He founded A Going Concern in 2012

Mr. Klapetzky has worked with all industries, but most importantly: airports and government, in developing Business Continuity Plans.

He was a Federal Special Agent and pioneer in Computer Crime Investigations and served in the United States Air Force.  He was a Director and National Practice Leader for Marsh Risk Consulting's Business Continuity Practice and a Senior Manager at Ernst and Young, where he led the Recovery Practice for the Midwest area.  He also was the regional information security manager and facility security officer for Lockheed Martin.

Mr. Klapetzky has developed and presented courses at Secure 360, the Disaster Recovery Journal and the Association of Airport Internal Auditors.

NASBA Approved CPE Credit

In addition to learning about how to audit Business Continuity Plans,  participants can earn 1.50 NASBA approved CPE Credits - for free!

Participants need to register at least 30 minutes before the call, attend for a minimum of 75 minutes, and answer 4 of the 5 polling questions to earn 1.5 NASBA approved CPE credit.