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Business Continuity Management
Auditing Business Continuity
by Rolf von Roessing

“This book is a toolset to assist you in planning, conducting and documenting a review of the business continuity management (BCM) process within a company or institution. It is structured in three main sections. The first part explains how to plan an audit from beginning to end. The second part contains a full audit program that you may use at varying levels of detail to support your audit strategy and plan. The third part contains samples of an audit report and selected work papers to help you put the plan and program into practice.”

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for Infosec Managers
by Rittinghouse, John W., Ph.D./ Ransome, James F.

Every year, nearly one in five businesses suffers a major disruption to its data or voice networks or communications systems. Since 9/11 it has become increasingly important for companies to implement a plan for disaster recovery. This comprehensive book addresses the operational and day-to-day security management requirements of business stability and disaster recovery planning specifically tailored for the needs and requirements of an Information Security Officer.


Business Continuity Planning: Protecting Your Organization's Life
by Doughty, Ken (EDT)
From fires, floods, and power outages to hackers and software problems, companies need to protect against a variety of threats. Business Continuity Planning takes a best practices approach to provide a comprehensive continuity solution. It details how to build a plan to handle disruptions in business, keep vital operations up and running, and prevent losses that occur when productivity is crippled or security is compromised. The book explains how to evaluate a current plan for completeness and how to monitor and maintain it to ensure it remains up-to-date.


Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery: A Small Business Guide
by Childs, Donna R./ Dietrich, Stefan
Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery: A Small Business Guide, takes small business owners through every stage of disaster planning, from preparation to response to recovery. Specific issues addressed include: What to do if the main office location is not accessible, getting the business up and running again, contacting third parties, handling insurance claims, adequate insurance for property, business interruption losses, and workers’ compensation, and rebuilding an IT infrastructure. Successful planning not only can limit the damage of an unforeseen disaster but also can minimize daily mishaps–such as the mistaken deletion of files–and increase a business’s overall efficiency. Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery is the only contingency guide that small business owners need to ensure their company’s continued success.


Principles of Incident Response and Disaster Recovery
by Whitman, Michael E./ Mattord, Herbert J.
Not only does book present a foundation in disaster recovery principles and planning, but it also emphasizes the importance of incident response minimizing prolonged downtime that can potentially lead to irreparable loss. Offers a full course worth of material covering incident response issues in extensive detail. Provides a step-by-step process to develop, implement, and manage a disaster recovery plan that can be applied to any organization.

Business Continuity Management (BCM)
by Dominic Elliott, Ethne Swartz, Brahim Herbane
Broadly defined as a business process that seeks to ensure organizations are able to withstand any disruption to normal functioning, this exciting and fully comprehensive new text tackles the issue of BCM from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. It examines concepts from corporate strategy, information systems and crisis management in order to critique current practice and redefine the dominant IT and facilities management models which have traditionally been used to understand the BCM process.

Building a Business Impact Analysis Process
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by Barry Cordoza
A Hands-on Blueprint. Leads you step-by-step through compiling a BIA, the first step in a meaningful Business Continuity Plan. FREE CD. Excerpt from Author's Introduction: This is the book that I wish I had when I was first told that I needed to do a company-wide Business Impact Analysis (BIA). At that time, few regulatory guidelines referred to the BIA. Those that did refer to the BIA did not specify what a BIA should contain, much less how to go about putting one together. Few case studies had been published. Classes on the topic were as rare as real estate bargains in Manhattan. What did become apparent was that (1) the BIA would be something very different to each individual company, and (2) no best practices had been established. The stakeholders (executive management, regulators, audit, etc.) are probably the reason you are doing a BIA in the first place. If they are not happy with the results of your BIA, you will not be happy either. However, the BIA is not just about satisfying requirements. The most important goal of the BIA should be to provide your company with a solid foundation of information upon which you can build a comprehensive Business Continuity Plan.


Principles & Practice of Business Continuity
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by Jim Burtles
Explore the subject of Business continuity management from basic principles to best practices. On completing this book, the reader will be in a position to engage in all the activities associated with the development, delivery, exercise and maintenance of the effective business continuity program. The included CD provides extensive tools, templates and other valuable resources.

Root Cause Analysis Handbook
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by By JBF Associates Division, ABS Group, ABS Group Inc, Riskand Reliability Division
This book presents a proven system designed for investigating, categorizing, and ultimately eliminating root causes of incidents with safety, health, environmental, quality, reliability, and production-process impacts. Defined as a tool to help investigators describe what happened, to determine how it happened, and to understand why it happened, the Root Cause Analysis System enables businesses to generate specific, concrete recommendations for preventing incident recurrences.

Crisis Management & Communications   top
Managing Risks for Corporate Integrity: How to Survive an Ethical Misconduct Disaster
by Brewer, Lynn/ Chandler, Robert/ Ferrell, O. C.
Ethical misconduct can prove disastrous for individuals and companies, as recent headlines have shown. Waves of scandals have thrown corporate America into an unprecedented ethics crisis, leaving no industry immune. But this breakthrough new book delivers powerful insight into dealing with -- and preventing -- ethical disasters. MANAGING RISKS FOR CORPORATE INTEGRITY helps readers identify, illustrate, and define the business problem of ethical misconduct as it lays out a practical a guide to develop plans to prevent, mitigate, cope with, respond to, and survive ethical disasters in organizations across industry.


by Huber, Robert
Response! Planning and Training for Emergercy Recovery provides the necessary education and leadership skills to successfully create and implement a business continuity plan.

Emergency Management   top
Emergency Incident Management Systems: Fundamentals And Applications
by Molino, Louis N.
Emergency Incident Management Systems: Fundamentals and Applications contrast’s the major forms of Incident Management/Incident Command Systems. The author illuminates these differences and offers a fresh perspective on the concepts on which these systems are founded in order to make them more accessible and user-friendly. Without suggesting major changes in the systems, he bridges the gap between their theoretical and academic foundations and their real-world applications, and makes them more applicable to the professional's daily needs.


Foundations of Emergency Management
by Buck, George
It provides a comprehensive introduction to the concept of emergency management containing explanations of the necessary models, systems, and processes required to effectively plan, migrate, respond it and recover from various disasters. In addition, this broad-based approach includes information on how to effectively manage disasters involving multiple jurisdictions at the national as well as the international levels and illustrates the ways in which the duties and responsibilities of managers have evolved over time. Learners will gain a fundamental understanding of the role and responsibilities of the emergency manager during tragedies, natural disasters, hazardous materials incidents, and terrorist events with the help of this new book. Emphasis on real-world situations is featured through commonplace scenarios that most emergency managers are likely to face and includes up-to-date coverage of the current issues and latest strategies and tactics for a modern-day approach to emergency response.


Introduction to Emergency Management
by Haddow, George
Introduction to Emergency Management, Second Edition is a practical reference for students and professionals covering disaster response planning and mitigation. The book details the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (U.S), the Federal Response Plan (FRP), and the roles, responsibilities, and interrelationship between FEMA and state and local emergency management systems. It also covers the changes in emergency management since the events of September 11, 2001, the latest information on the Office of Homeland Security, and includes several detailed appendices. This Second Edition is completely updated and continues this title’s success as a practical reference for students and professionals covering disaster response planning and mitigation.


The Corporate Security Professional's Handbook on Terrorism
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by Edward Halibozek, Andy Jones, Gerald L. Kovacich
A professional reference that clarifies the difference between terrorism against corporations and their assets, versus terrorism against government assets. It addresses the existing misconceptions regarding how terrorism does or does not affect corporations, and provides security professionals and business executives with a better understanding of how terrorism may impact them. Consisting three sections, Section I provides an explanation of what terrorism is, its history, who engages in it, and why. Section II focuses on helping the security professional develop and implement an effective anti-terrorism program in order to better protect the employees and assets of the corporation. Section III discusses the future as it relates to the likelihood of having to deal with terrorism. The book provides the reader with a practitioner??'s guide, augmented by a historical assessment of terrorism and its impact to corporations, enabling them to immediately put in place useful security processes and methods to protect their corporate interests against potential acts of terror. This is guide is an essential tool for preparing security professionals and company executives to operate in an increasingly hostile global business environment.- Features case studies involving acts of terror perpetrated against corporate interests - Provides coverage of the growing business practice of outsourcing security- Remains practical and straightforward in offering strategies on physically securing premises, determining risk, protecting employees, andimplementing emergency planning.


Disaster Recovery & Response
by David A. McEntire
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Providing readers with a well-rounded understanding of disaster responses, this book first explores the various types of disasters that may occur. It then uncovers the myriad of actors that are involved in emergency management as well as the diverse theoretical frameworks from which post-disaster activities may be approached. Readers will gain a better understanding of the typical challenges to be expected during response efforts as well as the tools and techniques that will enhance the ability to protect lives, reduce property damage and minimize disruption.

Disaster Management and Preparedness
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by Larry Collins, Thomas D. Schneid
By watching the daily news or reading a newspaper, we quickly understand that disasters happen regularly. They take many forms, ranging from natural disasters such as tornadoes, to man-made disasters such as workplace violence. No matter what type, the results are usually the same: substantial loss of life, money, assets, and productivity. Disaster Management and Preparedness details a new and innovative method for preparing companies and organizations to address the substantial risk of disasters in the workplace. It encompasses not only the tried and true tactics used by safety experts for decades but also focuses on areas often overlooked during the reactive and post disaster phases. Technological progress and terrorist activities has forced safety professionals to rethink their modus operandi for disaster preparedness and expand their proactive measures to safeguard assets on all levels and at all times. From natural disasters to acts of terrorism, you never know when something catastrophic will happen to your organization. But once it does, it is too late to go hunting for a plan of action. Be prepared. Be proactive. Make your disaster management plan before disaster strikes. Disaster Management and Preparedness gives you the how-tos for avoiding the common mistakes which turn natural and man-made catastrophes into economic disasters.

Social Resiliency   top
Leading People Through Disasters: An Action Guide
by Mckee, Kathryn/ Guthridge, Liz
Sooner or later, most organizations will face some kind of disaster--flood, fire, hurricane, earthquake, workplace violence, bombings, even the arrest or sudden death of the CEO. Existing books on crisis management deal almost exclusively with physical breakdowns, logistics issues, data losses and environmental and economic impacts. But it is people who actually make a business run, and Leading People Through Disasters is the first book to deal with the all-important human side of recovery.

Business Continuity & HIPAA
by James C. Barnes
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This book examines business continuity planning as adapted to encompass the requirements of the Health Care Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or HIPAA. It looks at the typical business continuity planning model and highlights how the special requirements of HIPAA have shifted the emphasis. The layout of this book is designed to afford assistance, hints and templates to the person or team charged with the task of implementing business continuity planning into a healthcare organization.


Critical Infrastructure   top
Disaster Recovery Planning: Preparing for the Unthinkable
by Toigo, Jon William
This book explains to system administrators and architects what they need to know to plan for and get through disaster recovery. It incorporates the latest technologies in data storage, networks, server systems, and the Internet (Web-based recovery planning and crisis management) and shows how they can become components of a corporate survival strategy for future disasters. This third edition is completely revised and updated to reflect new information on data storage topologies, challenges for recovery, problem of data re-hosting as well as coverage of latest technologies and trends. The book also covers the lessons learned from WTC disaster and includes references to the California power outages, new mailroom procedures--due to anthrax scares--and new physical access controls that enable you to know where everyone is in a building by tagging them with an electronic badge.


Executive Guide To Information Security: Threats, Challenges, And Solutions
by Egan, Mark/ Mather, Tim
The book provides a pragmatic approach to evaluating security at a company and putting together an effective information security program. The book focuses on three key themes; People, Processes, and Technology and is organized according to the steps executives would follow in order to develop an information security program for their company. Key elements of the program include staffing this function at a company, putting the necessary internal processes in place, and implementing the appropriate technology. Business executives will find this book a good primer for understanding the key existing and future security issues, and for taking the necessary action to ensure the protection of their enterprise's information assets.

Information Security Risk Analysis
by Peltier, Thomas R.
The risk management process supports executive decision-making, allowing managers and owners to perform their fiduciary responsibility of protecting the assets of their enterprises. This crucial process should not be a long, drawn-out affair. To be effective, it must be done quickly and efficiently. Information Security Risk Analysis, Second Edition enables CIOs, CSOs, and MIS managers to understand when, why, and how risk assessments and analyses can be conducted effectively. This book discusses the principle of risk management and its three key elements: risk analysis, risk assessment, and vulnerability assessment. It examines the differences between quantitative and qualitative risk assessment, and details how various types of qualitative risk assessment can be applied to the assessment process. The text offers a thorough discussion of recent changes to FRAAP and the need to develop a pre-screening method for risk assessment and business impact analysis.

Disaster & Recovery Planning: A Guide for Facility Managers
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by Joseph Gustin
The completely revised fourth edition of this best-selling reference speaks to the issues of prevention, as well as "controlling" the effe
cts of a disaster on a company's operations. Critical areas covered include contingency planning, loss prevention, facility evacuation, employee training, chain of command, checklists, computer and data protection, bomb threat response, standby power, self-inspection, and more. Also discussed in depth is the role of the media to provide the facility manager with a framework for enlisting the media's assistance in recovery planning. Every facility should have a copy of this important reference on hand.


Legal Compliance & Audit  top
How to Comply With Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404
by Ramos, Michael J.

In his Second Edition of How to Comply with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404, Michael Ramos incorporates new developments and lessons learned in the last two years into the definitive guide on SOX 404 implementation ...An effective tool not just for consultants, this book is THE reference guide for every corporate manager facing SOX 404 implementation.

Sarbanes-Oxley and the New Internal Auditing Rules
by Moeller, Robert R.
Clearly explains the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, how it impacts auditors, and how internal auditing can help with its requirements, such as launching an ethics and whistle-blower program or performing effective internal controls reviews under the COSO framework. With ample coverage of emerging rules that have yet to be issued and other matters subject to change, this book outlines fundamental blueprints of the new rules, technological developments, and evolving trends that impact internal audit professionals.


Organizational Behavior  top
Organizational Crisis Management: The Human Factor
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by Lewis, Gerald W., Ph.D.

Organizational Crisis Management: The Human Factor offers theoretical background and practical strategies for responding to workplace crises. Responding to a paradigm that focuses on the operational aspects of continuity to the detriment of human factors, this volume provides a comprehensive understanding of the unavoidable yet often complex reactions of workforces to a wide array of organizational disruptions. Based upon the author's vast experience in the field, this book is a "nuts and bolts" resource that you can immediately apply to a wide range of organizational environments. Following an analysis of the workplace as a social milieu, this text offers a methodology for assessing the impact of various crises, and examines pre-incident mitigation planning. It explores the psychological reactions of individuals and groups who have experienced crises, investigates the impact of the workplace displacement, and examines pre- and post-transition strategies.

Why Some Companies Emerge Stronger And Better From A Crisis
by Mitroff, Ian I.

Like many companies over the last few years, yours has probably done a great deal to reassess its physical, strategic, and financial vulnerabilities. But there is a huge difference between business continuity planning and true crisis management. Do your company and employees have the necessary "IQ" not only to withstand a crisis but also to come through it with strength and confidence? Ian Mitroff, recognized around the world as an authority in crisis management, has created a plan that goes well beyond "disaster preparedness" to help your company get accustomed to working in the face of some unsettling facts:
* In an age of terror, cyberattacks, large-scale corporate fraud and more, crisis is no longer a question of if, but of when.
* Your company, no matter its size, industry, or location, is not immune from this reality.
* Your contingency planning will only be as effective as the human beings charged with putting it into action.


Risk Management & Insurance  top
Auditing for Managers: The Ultimate Risk Management Tool
by Pickett, K. H. Spencer/Pickett, Jennifer M.

At a time when many organizations are cutting their internal auditing departments, it's imperative that every manager understands the fundamentals of internal audits. This book is designed as a corporate resource to help managers and their teams set standards for self-auditing, risk management, compliance review, and formal disclosure reporting. Readers will learn proven, effective techniques for performing reliable and defensible audit reviews to ensure compliance with regulations and standards.

Risk Management : 10 Principles
by Jeynes, Jacqueline
In the same way as the 4Ps of marketing are a fundamental principle of business theory, this book puts forward the 10Ps of Risk Management as a consistent and comprehensive approach to the subject. The 10Ps of Risk Management offers a holistic approach, bringing together all elements of risk management for managers, safety and environmental consultants, business advisers and students. 10Ps - Planning; Product; Process; Premises; Purchasing/ Procurement; People; Procedures; Prevention and Protection; Policy; Performance.


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