What does a risk management and business continuity specialist do? SEGS

The formulation, development and implementation of resilience strategies for people, processes and technologies are essential activities for professionals in this field.

Leandro Gazenko (33 years old) made his first contact with Risk and Business Continuity Management (GRCN) where he worked as an IT Support Analyst. At that time, 14 years ago, he was hired by a large company to work in the IT sector, but he quickly felt the need to change areas. “In a short time and with the help of my co-workers, I discovered business continuity and information security details that caught my eye and soon decided to change careers,” he explains.

Then Gazenko began his studies in risk management and business continuity. “During the MBA, what attracted me a lot was learning the corporate strategic vision for business continuity even in times of adversity.” In this area, it is essential to have a comprehensive view of the company’s operations so that you can help protect and manage opportunities and the sustainability of organizations.

Currently, Jazenko is a security analyst at a large company in this field, in São Paulo (SP). He works about 40 hours, usually in 8-hour shifts, five days a week. The professional works remotely and has meetings with the board of directors and other departments, when necessary, for the strategic alignment of plans.

“I am responsible for putting in place recovery plans to keep the business going after unforeseen events,” he explains. “My business routine is to look at all of a company’s operations from an operational point of view and understand what’s important, what needs to be replicated and how to design the best course of action in times of crisis,” he adds.

To work at GRCN, academic training is essential. “The consequences of not preparing professionals can be devastating, and result in financial, operational and image losses, as well as many other damages to business,” explains Jefferson D’Addario, GRCN Specialist and Coordinating Professor of MBA in Risk Management. Management and Business Continuity at the Darius Institute of Higher Education of São Paulo (IDESP).

Both risk management and business continuity management align with other practices, such as: information security, business security, corporate governance, IT management and sustainability, as well as the business itself. Therefore, professionals need a holistic view and think outside the box to be successful in their careers,” comments Daddario.

The most common employers are consulting firms that specialize in risk management and business continuity, as well as banks. Salaries start at R$5,000 and can go up to R$8,000 for full-level professionals. For senior professionals, amounts exceed R$10,000 and exceed R$20,000 for management positions.

D’Addario also highlights that the most important thing is to stay current. He concludes, “It is necessary to establish a routine of reading specialized compounds to know what is happening in the world and how this situation is affecting the business.”

About IDESP

Founded in 2005, the Daryus Group, with 100% Brazilian origin and capital, has become a reference in consulting and education at the Gulf Research Center. With more than 15 years of experience, Daryus Educação has encouraged the professional training of more than 20 thousand students, 60 courses are offered, including 9 postgraduate courses recognized by the Ministry of Education and partnerships with renowned colleges and institutes. Currently, the company is repositioning with the Instituto Daryus de Ensino Superior Paulista (IDESP) and continues to deliver knowledge in courses aimed at executive education, training and international certification in the areas of business continuity, cybersecurity, information security, risk management, IT management, projects and operations, among others. The company is a leader in creating postgraduate courses in information security, digital forensics, risk management, business continuity, and cybersecurity.

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