Business Continuity and Risk Management: Essentials of Organizational Resilience

  • 5h 55m
  • Douglas M. Henderson, Kurt J. Engemann
  • Rothstein Associates
  • 2012
  • State-of-the-art summation of the global body of knowledge for Business Continuity Management (BCM), including current international standards and best practices.
  • Flexible, modular design that allows you to customize a self-study plan: Ten chapters cover fundamental principles and practices; three chapters give greater detail on Information Technology and Emergency Management for those focusing in these areas; and four chapters delve into Risk Modeling for those seeking a foundation in the statistical underpinnings of risk management.
  • Comprehensive training package for professional development classes, including instructor materials: sample solutions to case studies, discussions, and end-of-chapter questions. Two of the case studies are integrated throughout the text to give managers experience in applying chapter principles to a service company and a manufacturer.
  • Holistic coverage of two interfacing fields: Business Continuity, which tends to deal with consequences, and Risk Management, which tends to be preventative. Both The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) have endorsed the book.
  • Quick desk reference for your BCM team offering a readable blend of academic principles and practical applications an effective tool for grounding interdepartmental teams that are learning to develop and maintain BC plans.

If you're a college instructor who has been thinking about starting a new course in Business Continuity Management, this comprehensive guide will expedite your course design and implementation. If you've been searching for student-oriented materials for the classes you already teach, then you'll find that the chapter discussion topics, review questions, and case studies will give your students an accessible, readable blend of academic principles and practical applications.

About the Authors

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.

Douglas M. Henderson, President of Disaster Management, Inc., has 20 years of experience in management with major consulting firms. In August of 1992, Doug 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 University of Arizona. His professional credentials include FSA - Fellow, Society of Actuaries, and CBCP - Certified Business Continuity Professional. He is the author of the book Is Your Business Ready for the Next Disaster? and is the author of the Comprehensive Business Continuity Management Program, the Continuity of Operations Plan for Colleges and Universities, the Hurricane and Flood Plan, and several other planning templates.

In this Book

  • Fundamentals of Business Continuity Management
  • Business Continuity Management Organization
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Strategy Development
  • Disaster Recovery for Information Technology
  • Information Systems Security
  • Emergency Response
  • Enhancing Coordination with External Agencies
  • Business Continuity Plan
  • Crisis Communication
  • Crisis Information Management Systems
  • Sustaining Organizational Resilience
  • Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics
  • Statistical Applications in Risk Management
  • Simulation Modeling and Supply Chain Risk
  • Risk and Decision Modeling
  • Alpha Investment Services
  • Beta Widget Makers
  • Supply Chain Analysis
  • Sample Risk Assessment
  • Phased Pre-Positioning of Employees
  • Tabletop Exercise