Business Continuity Management

In Practice

By (author) Stuart Hotchkiss

Publication date: 29 Nov 2010

  • A practical approach to Business Continuity
  • Templates for a quick start in creating a BCM plan
  • Author is a leading expert in the subject
  • A vital topic for all organisations in an increasingly online and 'always on' world
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.

Dimensions: 246x172mm

Print ISBN-13: 9781906124724

Ebook ISBN-13: 9781780170749

134 pages

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


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

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
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT