The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management / Edition 1

The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management / Edition 1

by Andrew Hiles
     
 

How long would your business survive an interruption? How well are you prepared to deal with a disaster which prevents the normal operation of your compnay? Business continuity deals with the consequences of the business threatening 'what-if' scenario - what if operations are destroyed by fire or flood, negative media drives away customers or the company database

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How long would your business survive an interruption? How well are you prepared to deal with a disaster which prevents the normal operation of your compnay? Business continuity deals with the consequences of the business threatening 'what-if' scenario - what if operations are destroyed by fire or flood, negative media drives away customers or the company database is stolen or infected by a virus? Since the first concepts of business continuity management were documented, they have evolved dramatically from disaster recovery strategies for computer departments into enterprise-wide continuity planning. This comprehensive guide shows managers and businesses how to develop a plan to protect their organization from disruption and/or disaster, has contributions from leading pratitioners in the industry and has established itself as an invaluable text for anyone involved in, or looking to gain a detailed appreciation of, the rapidly emerging area of business continuity and disaster recovery within the corporate environment.

* "incredibly detailed and useful..the glossary is a real godsend for anyone new to the topic" — Justin Doherty and Jamie Ayres in ft.com, August 1999

* "excellent overview..extremely informative...this book will tell you why you need a (business continuity) plan and then helps you to put it together. Business continuity has never looked so good!" — Secure Computing, October 1999

* "extremely authoritative book...a particularly useful element...is the very comprehensive case studies appendix..in (which) over 20 actual incidents are discussed" —Security Management and Industry Today, March 2000

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471485599
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/03/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
410
Product dimensions:
6.73(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors.
Foreword and Introduction (A. Hiles).
Introduction: How to Read this Book (P. Barnes).

ACHIEVING AND MAINTAINING BUSINESS CONTINUITY: AN EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW.
What are We Planning For? (G. Vancoppenolle).
What is a Business Continuity Planning Strategy? (M. O'Hehir).

A Crisis Management Perspective of Business Continuity (R. Heath).
Multilateral Continuity Planning (D. Hamilton).
Marketing Protection: A Justification for Funding of Total Asset Protection Programmes? (A. Hiles).
Why have a Disaster if You Don't Have To? (P. Humpidge).

PLANNING FOR BUSINESS CONTINUITY: A "HOW-TO" GUIDE.
The Business Continuity Planning Methodology (M. Cornish).
Project Initiation and Management (J. Howe).
Risk Evaluation and Control: I (A. Craig).
Risk Evaluation and Control: II Practical Guide Lines for Risk Assessment (I. Charters).
Business Impact Analysis (W. Meredith).
Developing BC Strategies for the Business or Work Areas (N. Courtney).
BC Strategies for Manufacturing and Logistics (M. Musson).
BC Strategies for Communications (P. Kirvan).
Emergency Response and Operations (G. Beatty).
Developing and Implementing the Written Plan (A. Hiles).
Awareness Through Auditing, Training and Testing (T. Doemland).
Maintaining and Exercising BC Plans (T. Armit & S. Marvell).
Selecting the Tools to Support the Process (L. Bird).
Coping with People in Recovery (A. Johnson).
The Missing Elements (A. Hiles).
Appendix 1: Case Studies.

Appendix 2: General Guideline Notes.

Appendix 3: Certification Standards for Business Continuity Practitioners.

Appendix 4: Useful International Contracts.

Appendix 5: About Survive The Business Continuity Group.

Glossary.

Index.

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