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Business Continuity Management

In Practice

Stuart Hotchkiss (author)

ISBN: 9781906124724
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 172 x 246 x 8
Number of pages: 128
Publication date: 29 NOV 2010
Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT




Successful business continuity requires the creation of and adherence to a logistical plan that ensures an organisation's critical functions are maintained or restored in the event of disruption, eg fires, natural disasters, industrial action. The subject can be made overly complicated, but this book provides a clear and simple template-based approach. Stakeholder involvement is key in BCM so the audience for the book is wide and includes CEOs, IT directors, facilities management, operations managers and business unit managers. It covers all stages and issues from business impact analysis to organisational issues, escalation management and the practical aspects of running a BCM project.
Stuart Hotchkiss CISSP, CISA,CISM, ABCP, PMP, is a Business Consultant at Hewlett Packard, based in Geneva. He has 30+ years' experience in IT in various areas from development to marketing and has worked for the last 16 years in security and business continuity.
'This is a sound book, which would be a good basic first guide for someone dipping their toe into Business Continuity Management. It is the flat-ended screwdriver in the toolbox of the manager. It may not be the favourite tool, but you would be well advised to make sure it is close at hand when you are tackling any tricky business planning situation.'
Wendy Goucher, InfoSecSkills

'This is an excellent guide to the business continuity process. It is well organised, easy to read and jargon-free. An ideal reference for anyone involved in business continuity - from the office manager to the boardroom.'
Susan Rudlin, Head of Facilities, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Introduction and purpose
1 General issues in continuity management
2 In practice - the foundations
3 Business impact analysis
4 Business impact analysis report
5 Threats, risks and risk analysis
6 Supporting functions and departments
7 Scenarios
8 Procedures - the last thing to do is think
9 Testing and staying friends
10 Audit
11 Implementation and governance
12 Communications
13 Training
14 Organisational issues
15 Business continuity and the cloud
16 Lessons to learn
17 Conclusion

APPENDIX 1: REFERENCE DATA
APPENDIX 2: TEMPLATES

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Uses simple terminology and practical examples to clearly explain Business Continuity. A very good starter guide.
(Helen)

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