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Catastrophic Impact and Loss

The Capstone of Impact Assessment, 1st Edition

By Kevin D. Burton

CRC Press

348 pages

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pub: 2012-10-25
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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 m

Table of Contents

The Postmodern Impact Assessment and Problems of the Mind. Five Guiding Principles for Postmodern Impact Assessments. The First Principle: Establish the Impact Horizon. The Second Principle: Align Impact Measures to Core Values. The Third Principle: Consider and Align National and State Laws and Industry Regulations. Taking a Second Look at the Third Principle. The Fourth Principle: Apply Rigorous Data. The Fifth Principle: Document Deviations and Overrides. Into the Uncanny Valley. Index.

About the Author

Kevin D. Burton has been an active practitioner of the business continuity and disaster recovery disciplines since 1994. As a senior consultant at one of the "big two" disaster recovery consultancies, he had the responsibility of servicing the unique needs of e-businesses and highly mature n-tiered application architecture frameworks in the late 1990s. During this period, his clients included May Company Stores, Cattelus Corporation, Sun America Financial,, Dole Foods, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and PeopleSoft.

Subject Categories

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