1st Edition

Business Continuity Planning
Protecting Your Organization's Life

Edited By

Ken Doughty

ISBN 9780849309076
Published September 11, 2000 by Auerbach Publications
424 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

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

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