BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING: Knowing How to Prepare for the Unknown

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Adaptive Business Continuity: A New Approach

Mark Armour and David Lindstedt


Have you begun to question traditional best practices in business continuity (BC)? Do you seem to be concentrating on documentation rather than preparedness? Compliance rather than recoverability? Do your efforts provide true business value? If you have these concerns, David Lindstedt and Mark Armour offer a solution in Adaptive Business Continuity: A New Approach. This ground-breaking new book provides a streamlined, realistic methodology to change BC dramatically.After years of working with the traditional practices of business continuity (BC) – in project management, higher education, contingency planning, and disaster recovery – David Lindstedt and Mark Armour identified unworkable areas in many core practices of traditional BC. To address these issues, they created nine Adaptive BC principles, the foundation of this book: Deliver continuous value. Document only for mnemonics. Engage at many levels within the organization. Exercise for improvement, not for testing. Learn the business. Measure and benchmark. Obtain incremental direction from leadership. Omit the risk assessment and business impact analysis. Prepare for effects, not causes.Adaptive Business Continuity: A New Approach uses the analogy of rebuilding a house. After the initial design, the first step is to identify and remove all the things not needed in the new house. Thus, the first chapter is “Demolition” – not to get rid of the entire BC enterprise, but to remove certain BC activities and products to provide the space to install something new. The stages continue through foundation, framework, and finishing. Finally, the last chapter is “Dwelling,” permitting you a glimpse of what it might be like to live in this new home that has been created.Through a wealth of examples, diagrams, and real-world case studies, Lindstedt and Armour show you how you can execute the Adaptive BC framework in your own organization. You will: Recognize specific practices in traditional BC that may be problematic, outdated, or ineffective. Identify specific activities that you may wish to eliminate from your practice. Learn the capability and constraint model of recoverability. Understand how Adaptive BC can be effective in organizations with vastly different cultures and program maturity levels. See how to take the steps to implement Adaptive BC in your own organization. Think through some typical challenges and opportunities that may arise as you implement an Adaptive BC approach.

Business Continuity Management: Global Best Practices, 4th Edition

Andrew N Hiles


At this critical point in your Business Continuity Management studies and research, you need one definitive, comprehensive professional textbook that will take you to the next step. In his 4th edition of Business Continuity Management: Global Best Practices, Andrew Hiles gives you a wealth of real-world analysis and advice – based on international standards and grounded in best practices -- a textbook for today, a reference for your entire career. With so much to learn in this changing profession, you don't want to risk missing out on something you’ll need later. Does one of these describe you? Preparing for a Business Continuity Management career, needing step-by-step guidelines, Working in BCM, looking to deepen knowledge and stay current -- and create, update, or test a Business Continuity Plan. Managing in BCM, finance, facilities, emergency preparedness or other field, seeking to know as much as much as possible to make the decisions to keep the company going in the face of a business interruption. Hiles has designed the book for readers on three distinct levels: Initiate, Foundation, and Practitioner. Each chapter ends with an Action Plan, pinpointing the primary message of the chapter and a Business Continuity Road Map, outlining the actions for the reader at that level. NEW in the 4th Edition: Supply chain risk -- extensive chapter with valuable advice on contracting. Standards -- timely information and analysis of global/country-specific standards, with detailed appendices on ISO 22301/22313 and NFPA 1600. New technologies and their impact – mobile computing, cloud computing, bring your own device, Internet of things, and more. Case studies – vivid examples of crises and disruptions and responses to them. Horizon scanning of new risks – and a hint of the future of BCM. Professional certification and training – explores issues so important to your career. Proven techniques to win consensus on BC strategy and planning. BCP testing – advice and suggestions on conducting a successful exercise or test of your plan To assist with learning -- chapter learning objectives, case studies, real-life examples, self-examination and discussion questions, forms, checklists, charts and graphs, glossary, and index.

Business Continuity Plan (Bcp) Template with Instructions and Example

Erik Kopp


A Complete Template For Quickly And Easily Creating A Working BCP; including Step-By-Step Business Impact Analysis, Risk Assessment, Disaster Recovery Planning, and more!

Business Continuity and Risk Management: Essentials of Organizational Resilience

Douglas M Henderson and Kurt J. Engemann


Covering both Business Continuity and Risk Management and how these two bodies of knowledge and practice interface, Business Continuity and Risk Management: Essentials of Organizational Resilience is a state-of-the-art textbook designed to be easy for the student to understand -- and for you, as instructor, to present. Flexible, modular design allows you to customize a study plan with chapters covering: Business Continuity and Risk principles and practices. Information Technology and Information Security. Emergency Response and Crisis Management. Risk Modeling – in-depth instructions for students needing the statistical underpinnings in Risk Management. Global Standards and Best Practices Two real-world case studies are integrated throughout the text to give future managers experience in applying chapter principles to a service company and a manufacturer. Chapter objectives, discussion topics, review questions, numerous charts and graphs. Glossary and Index. Full bibliography at the end of each chapter. Extensive, downloadable classroom-tested Instructor Resources are available for college courses and professional development training, including slides, syllabi, test bank, discussion questions, and case studies. Endorsed by The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and The Institute of Risk Management (IRM).

Operational Risk Management

Ariane Chapelle


Operational Risk Management offers a comprehensive guide that contains a review of the most up-to-date and effective operational risk management practices in the financial services industry. The book provides an essential overview of the current methods and best practices applied in financial companies and also contains advanced tools and techniques developed by the most mature firms in the field. The author explores the range of operational risks such as information security, fraud or reputation damage and details how to put in place an effective program based on the four main risk management activities: risk identification, risk assessment, risk mitigation and risk monitoring. The book also examines some specific types of operational risks that rank high on many firms' risk registers. Drawing on the author's extensive experience working with and advising financial companies, Operational Risk Management is written both for those new to the discipline and for experienced operational risk managers who want to strengthen and consolidate their knowledge.

Risk Assessment Framework: Successfully Navigating Uncertainty

Ray W. Frohnhoefer


This newly revised edition of Risk Assessment Framework includes: - an updated, scalable framework to proactively manage risk for any initiative - a guide to tailoring and scaling the framework to put it to immediate use - stress on positive risks as an encouragement to use it (hint: it can pay for itself!) - a focus on a risk assessment workshop (the recommended framework implementation method) - access to tools, techniques, templates, and guidance to continuously improve risk management - alignment with the PMBOK® Guide and ISO 31000 This book provides a complete framework and a recommended means of implementation to establish a comprehensive, reusable, and sustainable risk management methodology for any initiative. Tools and templates include: - Risk Assessment Framework Implementation Checklist - Risk Management Plan - Risk Assessment Workshop Risk Profile - Risk Assessment Workshop Agenda - Risk Assessment Workshop Process Overview Presentation - Risk Assessment Workshop Report - Risk Registers (Simplified Risk Log and RAID Log) - Sources of Risk Slide It is up to the initiative manager to review the framework, tailor the framework to be appropriate for the initiative as needed, and choose tools and techniques to support the tailored framework.

The Disaster Recovery Handbook: A Step-By-Step Plan to Ensure Business Continuity and Protect Vital Operations, Facilities, and Assets

Lawrence Webber and Michael Wallace


A quick survey of the headlines for any given day in the twenty-first century will highlight global market-affecting disasters such as superstorms, data breaches, pandemics, system failures, and strikes. You cannot predict them, nor can you prevent many of them. But you can prepare for them.With the detailed guidance found in the thoroughly updated The Disaster Recovery Handbook, your company’s survival and the speedy resumption of business is all but assured. Learn how to proactively:• Assess risk • Create and document recovery procedures• Assemble a disaster team• Test and debug thoroughly• Safeguard vital records• And more!With The Disaster Recovery Handbook by your side--including the third edition’s updates of emerging risks, developments in IT networking, and information security--you can learn how to avoid a great deal of potential trouble for your organization. And when the unavoidable, unpredictable disasters occur, you will know that you have planned for every contingency and have ensured that your company is responsible, ready, and resilient.

The Essentials of Risk Management, Second Edition

Dan Galai, Robert Mark, et al.


Written for risk professionals and non-risk professionals alike, this easy-to-understand guide helps you meet the increasingly insistent demand to make sophisticated assessments of companies' risk exposure. It provides the latest methods for: Measuring and transferring credit risk Increasing risk-management transparency Implementing an organization-wide Enterprise risk Management (ERM) approach