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Business Continuity Planning

Protecting Your Organization's Life, 1st Edition

Edited by Ken Doughty

Auerbach Publications

424 pages

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Hardback: 9780849309076
pub: 2000-09-11
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Once considered a luxury, a business continuity plan has become a necessity. Many companies are required to have one by law. Others have implemented them to protect themselves from liability, and some have adopted them after a disaster or after a near miss. Whatever your reason, the right continuity plan is essential to your organization. Business Continuity Planning: Protecting Your Organization's Life explains how to evaluate your current plan for completeness, create an effective plan if you don't have one, and ensure it remains up-to-date.

From fires, floods, and power outages to hackers and software problems, companies need to protect against a variety of threats. Business Continuity Planning: Protecting Your Organization's Life takes a best practices approach to provide a comprehensive continuity solution. It details how to build a plan to handle business disruptions, keep vital operations up and running, and prevent losses that occur when business is crippled or security is compromised.

Table of Contents

IntroductionSection 1 The Need for Business

Continuity Planning

Risk and the Need for Business Continuity


The Four Phases of Risk Realization

The Legal Issues of Business Continuity Planning

Building a Culture for Business Continuity


Section 2 Crisis Management

Identifying a Crisis: A Critical Factor in Business

Continuity Planning

Crisis Management Planning

Learning from a Crisis

Plans to Rehearse the Crisis-Before the Crisis

Tests the Organization

The Crisis Management Command Center

Trauma: The Forgotten Factor

Section 3 Business Continuity Planning

Overview of Business Continuity Planning

Corporate Contingency Planning

Trials and Tribulations of Business Continuity


The Business Impact Assessment Process

Selecting the Right Business Continuity Planning


Business Continuity in the Distributed


Details Overlooked in Contingency Plans

Restoration Component of Business Continuity


Systems and Communications Security During

Recovery and Repair

Section 4 Business Continuity Planning for


Network Business Continuity Planning

Business Recovery Planning for Communications

Documenting a Communications Recovery Plan

Adding Communications Network Support to

Existing Business Continuity Plans

Section 5 Maintenance and Testing of

Business Continuity Plans

Strategies for Developing and Testing Business

Continuity Plans

Maintenance and Update of Business Continuity


Testing Business Continuity Plans

Changes that Could Affect the IS Business

Continuity Plan

Section 6 Business Continuity Manager's

Tool Kit

Business Continuity Planning Tools and

Management Options

Choosing a Hot Site Vendor

A Proactive Approach to Improving the IS

Business Continuity Plan

Reengineering the Business Continuity Planning


Backup: The Forgotten Essential

Section 7 Auditor's Perspective of Business

Continuity Planning

Using Audit Resources in IT Business Continuity


How IS Auditors Can Enhance Business

Continuity Planning

Auditing Contingency and Business Continuity


About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HOUSE & HOME / Security
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief