From years of experience teaching and consulting in Business Continuity and Risk, Kurt J. Engemann and Douglas M. Henderson explain everything clearly without extra words or extraneous philosophy. Your students will grasp and apply the main ideas quickly. They will feel that the authors wrote this textbook with them specifically in mind -- as if their questions are answered even before they ask them.
Covering both Business Continuity and Risk Management and how these two bodies of knowledge and practice interface, Business Continuity and Risk Management: Essentials of Organizational Resilience is a state-of-the-art textbook designed to be easy for the student to understand -- and for you, as instructor, to present.
Extensive, downloadable classroom-tested Instructor Resources are available for college courses and professional development training, including slides, syllabi, test bank, discussion questions, and case studies.
Endorsed by The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and The Institute of Risk Management (IRM).
"It's difficult to write a book that serves both academia and practitioners, but this text provides a firm foundation for novices and a valuable reference for experienced professionals."--Security Management Magazine
"The authors...bring the subject to life with rich teaching and learning features, making it an essential read for students and practitioners alike." – Phil
Kurt J. Engemann, PhD, CBCP, is the Director of the Center for Business Continuity and Risk Management and Professor of Information Systems in the Hagan School of Business at Iona College. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management
Douglas M. Henderson, FSA, CBCP, is President of Disaster Management, Inc., and has 20+ years of consulting experience in all areas of Business Continuity and Emergency Response Management. He is the author of Is Your Business Ready for the Next Disaster? and a number of templates.
Kurt J. Engemann is the Director of the Center for Business Continuity and Risk Management and Professor of Information Systems in the Hagan School of Business at Iona College. He has consulted professionally over the past thirty years in the area of risk management decision modeling for major organizations and has been instrumental in the development and implementation of comprehensive business continuity management programs.
Dr. Engemann is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) with the Disaster Recovery Institute International. Professor Engemann is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management and the International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management. He teaches courses in the areas of Business Continuity and Risk Management, Systems Analysis and Design, Operations Management, Statistics and Decision Analysis. He has a PhD in Operations Research from New York University and has published extensively in the area of risk management and decision modeling. Professionals from a number of Wall Street banking firms and Fortune 500 companies attend his graduate courses in business continuity and risk management.
Douglas M. Henderson, President of Disaster Management, Inc., has 20 years of experience in management with major consulting firms. In August of 1992, Mr. Henderson was the key associate of the Emergency Response Team for a consulting firm located in South Miami-Dade County. Inspired by the real life business experience with Hurricane Andrew and concerned about the lack of preparation within the business community, Mr. Henderson founded Disaster Management, Inc. in 1993.
Mr. Henderson's clients include Bombardier Capital Group, CP Ships, Discovery Channel Latin America, Intek Plastics, Kemper-NATLSCO, Professional Golfers' Association (PGA), University of Miami, United Educators Insurance Company and numerous other organizations of all sizes. The activities he has undertaken on behalf of these organizations includes conducting site inspections and writing Risk Assessment reports, Business Impact Analysis reports, Business Continuity Plans, Emergency Response Plans and the facilitating of tabletop exercises.
Mr. Henderson has a degree in mathematics from the Universityof Arizona. His professional credentials include Fellow, Society of Actuaries (FSA) and Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP). He is the author of the book Is Your Business Ready for the Next Disaster? and has developed a number of CD-based templates, including the Comprehensive Business Continuity Management Program, the Continuity of Operations Plan for Colleges and Universities, and the Hurricane and Flood Plan.
Using his decades of experience, Burtles speaks to you directly and personally, walking you through handling any contingency. He tells you how to bring people together to win executive support, create a Business Continuity Plan, organize response teams, and recover from the disruption. His simple, step-by-step actions and real-world examples give you the confidence to get the job done.
To help you along, each chapter of Principles and Practice of Business Continuity: Tools and Techniques starts with learning objectives and ends with a multiple-choice self-examination covering the main points. Thought-provoking exercises at the end of each chapter help you to apply the materials from the chapter to your own experience. In addition, you will find a glossary of the key terms currently in use in the industry and a full index. For further in-depth study, you may download the Business Continuity Toolkit, a wealth of special online material prepared for you by Jim Burtles.
The book is organized around the phases of planning for and achieving resiliency in an organization:
Part I: Preparation and Startup
Part II: Building a Foundation
Part III: Responding and Recovering
Part IV: Planning and Implementing
Part V: Long-term ContinuityAre you a professor or a leader of seminars or workshops? On course adoption of Principles and Practice of Business Continuity: Tools and Techniques, you will have access to an Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, and a full set of PowerPoint slides.
Risk. It's what business is all about. The key to success is to anticipating and managing the risks that can impact business. 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Risk Management', provides the key information necessary to manage business risk successfully.
? The basic categories of business risk
? How to identify the specific factors that affect any particular business
? How to create practical risk models to plan ahead
? How to lessen the impact of risk events should they happen
? How to profit from strategic risk taking
One of the few publications to describe the entire process of business continuity planning from emergency plan to recovery, Business Continuity from Preparedness to Recovery addresses the impact of the new ASIS, NFPA, and ISO standards. Introducing the important elements of business functions and showing how their operations are maintained throughout a crisis situation, it thoroughly describes the process of developing a mitigation, prevention, response, and continuity Management System according to the standards. Business Continuity from Preparedness to Recovery fully integrates Information Technology with other aspects of recovery and explores risk identification and assessment, project management, system analysis, and the functional reliance of most businesses and organizations in a business continuity and emergency management context.Offers a holistic approach focusing on the development and management of Emergency and Business Continuity Management Systems according to the new standardsHelps ensure success by describing pitfalls to avoid and preventive measures to takeAddresses program development under the standards recently developed by ISO, ASIS and NFPAProvides both foundational principles and specific practices derived from the author’s long experience in this fieldExplains the requirements of the Business Continuity Standards
Developments in risk security and management knowledge offer a path towards resilience and recovery through effective leadership in crisis situations. The growing body of knowledge in research and methodologies is a basis for decisions to safeguard people and assets, and to ensure the survivability of an organization from a crisis. Not only can businesses become more secure through risk management, but an effective program can also facilitate innovation and afford new opportunities.
With chapters written by an international selection of leading experts, this book fills a crucial gap in our current knowledge of risk, crisis and security in business by exploring a broad spectrum of topics in the field. Edited by a globally-recognized expert on risk, this book is a vital reference for researchers, professionals and students with an interest in current scholarship in this expanding discipline.
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