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Building An Enterprise Wide Business Continuity Program

Author : Kelley Okolita
ISBN : 1420088718
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 59. 63 MB
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If you had to evacuate from your building right now and were told you couldn’t get back in for two weeks, would you know what to do to ensure your business continues to operate? Would your staff? Would every person who works for your organization? Increasing threats to business operations, both natural and man-made, mean a disaster could occur at any time. It is essential that corporations and institutions develop plans to ensure the preservation of business operations and the technology that supports them should risks become reality. Building an Enterprise-Wide Business Continuity Program goes beyond theory to provide planners with actual tools needed to build a continuity program in any enterprise. Drawing on over two decades of experience creating continuity plans and exercising them in real recoveries, including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, Master Business Continuity Planner, Kelley Okolita, provides guidance on each step of the process. She details how to validate the plan and supplies time-tested tips for keeping the plan action-ready over the course of time. Disasters can happen anywhere, anytime, and for any number of reasons. However, by proactively planning for such events, smart leaders can prepare their organizations to minimize tragic consequences and readily restore order with confidence in the face of such adversity.

Catastrophic Impact And Loss

Author : Kevin D. Burton
ISBN : 9781466504653
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 76. 85 MB
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The author’s previous work, Managing Emerging Risk: The Capstone of Preparedness considered the notion of risk and what constitutes risk assessment. It presented scenarios to introduce readers to areas of critical thinking around probability and possibility. Six months after the book’s publication, many of the scenarios came true, and other, more menacing risks emerged. Catastrophic Impact and Loss: The Capstone of Impact Assessment is the second stone to be laid in a path toward a more mindful practice of emergency management, focusing on the impacts caused by risk and offering a complete approach to measure and manage them. Providing a true understanding of what it is to be "in harm’s way," this essential book details the devastation and effects that both public and private enterprise must be prepared for in the event of a catastrophe. The book examines: Impact assessment as an essential piece of information and the fundamental flaws that hinder the process The development of the digital age and postmodernism and the five guiding principles of postmodern impact assessments How to establish an impact horizon and effect a clear scope statement that includes all in-scope and out-of-scope assets and locations Problems that occur when we fail to create impact assessments that align with internal organizational values, federal and state laws, or industry regulations—and how to use the guiding principles to address these problems Methods for developing solid analytical models for impact assessment—exacting logical, relevant, and clear language and taxonomies How to address overrides and deviations based on expert opinion, cultural needs, and the application of common sense Key challenges in postmodern business impact assessment and how we can best meet those challenges by understanding the concept of the uncanny valley Readers who master the principles in this book will better understand the link between the potential damage of an event and how information informs every decision to prepare for, respond to, mitigate, and recover.

Business Continuity Planning

Author : Ralph L. Kliem
ISBN : 9781482251791
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 28. 3 MB
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If a major event such as a terrorist attack, 7.2 earthquake, tsunami, or hacker attack were to disrupt business operations, would your organization be prepared to respond to the financial, political, and social impacts? In order for your company to be resilient, it must be ready to respond and recover quickly from the impact of such events. Business continuity is the discipline that can help your organization become truly resilient. Business Continuity Planning: A Project Management Approach explains how to deploy project management, risk management, business continuity, and business preparedness methods in a manner that will ensure organizational resiliency. With an emphasis on building business preparedness plans, it covers the fundamental principles of project management, risk management, business continuity, and business preparedness. Upon reading this book, you will learn how to apply project management to institute business continuity governance and to build and maintain business preparedness plans. You will also learn what’s required to conduct an effective business impact analysis. Detailing a proven plan for achieving business continuity and business preparedness, the book includes numerous diagrams, checklists, and tools to help you determine exactly what you must do to prepare for a serious event. It also explains how to test your continuity plans and evaluate preparedness processes to ensure your organization will be truly prepared to withstand or recover from the next emergency, disaster, or catastrophic event to affect your organization.

The Definitive Handbook Of Business Continuity Management

Author : Andrew Hiles
ISBN : 9780470670149
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 30. 58 MB
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With a pedigree going back over ten years, The DefinitiveHandbook of Business Continuity Management can rightly claim tobe a classic guide to business risk management and contingencyplanning, with a style that makes it accessible to all businessmanagers. Some of the original underlying principles remain thesame – but much has changed. This is reflected in thisradically updated third edition, with exciting and helpful newcontent from new and innovative contributors and new case studiesbringing the book right up to the minute. This book combines over 500 years of experience from leadingBusiness Continuity experts of many countries. It is presented inan easy-to-follow format, explaining in detail the core BCactivities incorporated in BS 25999, Business ContinuityGuidelines, BS 25777 IT Disaster Recovery and other standards andin the body of knowledge common to the key business continuityinstitutes. Contributors from America, Asia Pacific, Europe, China, Indiaand the Middle East provide a truly global perspective, bringingtheir own insights and approaches to the subject, sharing bestpractice from the four corners of the world. We explore and summarize the latest legislation, guidelines andstandards impacting BC planning and management and explain theirimpact. The structured format, with many revealing case studies,examples and checklists, provides a clear roadmap, simplifying andde-mystifying business continuity processes for those new to itsdisciplines and providing a benchmark of current best practice forthose more experienced practitioners. This book makes a massive contribution to the knowledge base ofBC and risk management. It is essential reading for all businesscontinuity, risk managers and auditors: none should be withoutit.

A Risk Management Approach To Business Continuity

Author : Julia Graham
ISBN : 9781931332880
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 52. 25 MB
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Julia Graham and David Kaye, two globally recognized risk management experts with experience in 50 countries, were among the first to recognize the interrelationship of Risk Management and Business Continuity and demonstrate how to integrate them with Corporate Governance enterprise-wide. They focus on all the factors that must be considered when developing a comprehensive Business Continuity Plan, especially for multi-location or multinational companies. Endorsed by The Business Continuity Institute, Institute for Risk Management, and Disaster Recovery Institute International, the book includes: • Chapter objectives, summaries and bibliographies; charts, sample forms, checklists throughout. • Plentiful case studies, in boxed text, sourced globally in the UK, US, Europe, Australia, Asia, etc. • Boxed inserts summarizing key concepts. • Glossy of 150 risk management and business continuity terms. • Wide range of challenges, including supply chain disruptions, media and brand attack, product contamination and product recall, bomb threats, chemical and biological threats, etc. • Instructions for designing/executing team exercises with role playing to rehearse scenarios. • Guidance on how to develop a business continuity plan, including a Business Impact Analysis. Downloadable Instructor Materials are available for college and professional developement use, including PowerPoint slides and syllabus for 12-week course with lecture outlines/notes, quizzes, reading assignments, discussion topics, projects "Provides clear guidance, supported with a wide range of memorable and highly relevant case studies, for any risk or business continuity manager to successfully meet the challenges of today and the future." --Steven Mellish, Chairman, The Business Continuity Institute

Building An Effective Information Security Policy Architecture

Author : Sandy Bacik
ISBN : 1420059068
Genre : Computers
File Size : 45. 96 MB
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Information security teams are charged with developing and maintaining a set of documents that will protect the assets of an enterprise from constant threats and risks. In order for these safeguards and controls to be effective, they must suit the particular business needs of the enterprise. A guide for security professionals, Building an Effective Information Security Policy Architecture explains how to review, develop, and implement a security architecture for any size enterprise, whether it is a global company or a SMB. Through the use of questionnaires and interviews, the book demonstrates how to evaluate an organization’s culture and its ability to meet various security standards and requirements. Because the effectiveness of a policy is dependent on cooperation and compliance, the author also provides tips on how to communicate the policy and gain support for it. Suitable for any level of technical aptitude, this book serves a guide for evaluating the business needs and risks of an enterprise and incorporating this information into an effective security policy architecture.

Cybersecurity Resilience Planning Handbook

Author : Geoffrey H. Wold
ISBN : 9781522115489
Genre : Law
File Size : 74. 59 MB
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The first step in protecting your organization from cyber attack is to develop a plan for its defense. The Cybersecurity Resilience Planning Handbook provides guidance for executive management, corporate counsel, IT management, and security administrators to help them understand cyber threats and build more secure and resilient systems. The Handbook offers practical tools and expert guidance for assessing and monitoring vulnerabilities to cyber attack and a step-by-step process for developing a cybersecurity plan that complies with legal obligations and satisfies regulatory and statutory requirements. It can be used as a cybersecurity "best practices" guide because it provides a wider perspective on cybersecurity in general for a better understanding of how to reduce and manage the risks. A detailed cybersecurity implementation plan is included to make the planning process both effective and efficient.

Business Continuity Management How To Protect Your Company From Danger

Author : Michael Gallagher
ISBN : 0273663518
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 40. 62 MB
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Business continuity management (BCM) has become a hot topic in recent years and more significantly, in recent months (September 11, foot and mouth and flooding). However, BCM is not just about recovery from a disaster such one caused by fire or flood or the failure of IT systems. It can also be about the collapse of a key supplier or customer, about fraud, unethical operations and about reputation management.Recent surveys have shown that most companies still do not have business continuity plans and of those that have plans, many have never been tested or exercised. As a result, corporate governance, regulatory, insurance, audit and general business requirements are now emphasising the importance of robust risk management and BCM practices in every organisation.Today, it is vital that board members and senior executives understand the nature and scope of BCM. They need to be in a position to evaluate and enhance the status of the activity within their organizations. This briefing examines the nature of BCM and looks at its relationship with other activities such as risk management, insurance and the emergency services.

Business Continuity Planning

Author : Kenneth L. Fulmer
ISBN : 9781931332903
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 50. 33 MB
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This easy workbook format shows managers new to Business Continuity Planning how to quickly develop a basic plan and keep it updated. If you've been tasked with developing a basic business continuity plan and aren't sure where to start, this workbook with sample forms, checklists, templates, and plans will walk you step-by-step through the process. The book is aimed at single/few location companies with up to 250 employees and is more oriented to an office environment, especially where computer operations are critical. It offers a fast, practical approach for small companies with limited staff and time to customize a workable plan and expand it as they grow. Endorsed by The Business Continuity Institute and Disaster Recovery Institute International, it includes these helpful tools: Straightforward, jargon-free explanations emphasize the non-technical aspects of Information Technology/Disaster Recovery planning. Glossary with 120 terms and Appendices with sample risk assessment and risk analysis checklists. Extensive, easy to-use downloadable resources include reproducible worksheets, forms, templates, questionnaires, and checklists for various natural disasters and special hazards such as power outages, boiler failures, bomb threats, hazardous material spills, and civil unrest, along with a checklist for vital records storage. For professional development or college classes the book is accompanied by a set of Instructor Materials.

Disaster Recovery Handbook

Author : Chantico Publishing Co
ISBN : UOM:39015019635245
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 54. 92 MB
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