Business Continuity and Information Security in light of UAE Regulatory Requirements – Complimentary Seminar

At times where unexpected incidents are on the rise, businesses are expected to recover and operate right after interruptions. This is where business continuity planning is becoming an increasingly vital pillar for organizations in order to be resilient, recoverable, contingent and compliant to regulatory requirements.

Seminar Details:

Date: 20 February 2017 
Time: 9 am. to 3 pm. (Registrations start @ 8:30 am.) GST. 
Venue:  Atlantis the Palm hotel, Dubai, UAE

Seminar Outline:

1) UAE Regulations on Business Continuity / Information Security

  • Introduction-BCMS and ISMS
  • International Standards, UAE Regulations (NCEMA, ADSIC, NESA, ISR)
  • PDCA Cycle
  • Common Factors-BCMS and ISMS
  • Organisational Considerations
  • Joint Project Management
  • Where this will work? - Where this will not work?

2) Effective Implementation of Business Continuity

  • Identification of critical services
  • Identification of related processes (core and support)
  • Supporting activities
  • Testing and lessons learned.

3) Interactive workshop to practice Enterprise Risk Management & Business Continuity.

About Business Continuity Management

Business Continuity is a process that helps organisations plan for the unexpected, better manage their risks and protect their assets. This means that in the event of an incident which can include significant loss of IT, people or telecommunications through to extreme weather or a pandemic they have robust contingency plans in place to resume ‘business as usual' as quickly as possible.

Seminar Agenda:

08:30 - 09:00 Registrations and networking

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome and safety brief

09:15 - 10:30 ISO 22301 and UAE Regulations on Business Continuity /Information Security 
Speaker: Ramesh Ramani

10:30 - 10:50 Break

10:50 - 12:15 Effective Implementation of Business Continuity 
Speaker: Abbas Zain

12:15 - 12:45 Break

12:45 - 02:00 Workshop on Enterprise Risk Management & Business Continuity in practice 
Speakers: Ramesh Ramani and Abbas Zain

02:00 - 02:15 Closing



Speaker: Ramesh Ramani

Ramani is an Information Technology expert with over 35 years of experience in handling highly critical security infrastructure with a practical business experience in the field of Information Security, Governance and Risk, IT Service Management, Business Continuity and Quality. Currently responsible for highly complex and demanding audits relating to assessments/assurances internationally. Also he is responsible for spreading knowledge to the industry. Moreover he is meritorious service for 22 years as ‘cyber warfare’ expert in the Indian navy and International speaker-BCMS/ISMS/ITSMS.


Speaker: Abbas Zain

Abbas Zein is multidisciplinary senior lead assessor and trainer with more than 25 years of experience in system development, training and auditing international standards with focus on information security (ISO 27001) and business continuity (ISO 22301). He holds Master’s Degree in Management Development and a Bachelor of Science in Math and Computer Science. Abbas joined Lloyd’s Register team in 2007, He is an IRCA registered Lead Assessor and Trainer.