Business Resumption Planning 7th Ed.

Edward S. Devlin, Cole H. Emerson, Leo A. Wrobel, Jr., Mark B. Desman

Publisher: Auerbach, 2000, 592 pages

ISBN: 0-8493-9945-9

Keywords: Business Continuity Planning

Last modified: July 17, 2021, 1:45 p.m.

Can your company afford to lose even one day's revenue? Limit your losses with Business Resumption Planning.

Any accident or intentional act could result in a huge financial loss - even shut down your company! Ultimately it's your responsibility. It's up to you to ensure that a disaster recovery plan has been put into place and kept current. Do you have an emergency response team? Can you ensure the safety of your employees? No matter the size of your organization or the industry you're in, if you value your data, you must be prepared. You must plan ahead.

That's why you need Business Resumption Planning. It's a low-cost, already-tested way to prepare your company for emergencies. Easy-to-follow and concise, it gives you and your staff everything needed to put together your plan to recover quickly and resume normal operations without long delays. It's the most up-to-date reference source on business resumption planning, with answers to the most frequently asked questions about data center recovery, communications recovery, general business operations recovery and more.

  • Part I: Business Operations Recovery
    1. Obtaining Senior Management Sponsorship
    2. Organizing the Project
    3. Conducting the Business Impact Analysis
    4. Identifying and Documenting Critical Business Processes
    5. Identifying and Documenting Resource Requirements
    6. Organizing the Business Operations Recovery Teams
    7. Recovery Planning for Microcomputers and LANs
    8. Business Operations recovery Plan Testing, Maintenance, and Training
    9. Disaster Mitigation Controls for Microcomputer Systems
    10. Planning for Y2K — Staying Focused
    11. Case Study: Illinois Bell Telephone-Hinsdale Central Office Fire — May 8, 1988
  • Part II: Data Center Recovery
    1. Introduction to Data Center Recovery Planning
    2. Developing the Data Center Recovery Plan
    3. Organizing the DCRP Development Project
    4. The Recovery Headquarters Team Section of the DCRP
    5. The Computer Operations Recovery Team Section of the DCRP
    6. The Disaster Site Recovery Team Section of the DCRP
    7. Developing the Initial Disaster Alert Procedure
    8. Performing an Applications Impact Analysis
    9. Selecting a Computer Processing Recovery Strategy
    10. Protecting and Recovering Computer Data
    11. Testing the Data Center Recovery Plan
    12. Preventative Controls
    13. Life Safety/Emergency Response Actions for Natural Disasters
    14. Life Safety/Emergency Response Actions for Fires and Bombs
    15. Evaluating the Recovery Headquarters Team Following an Actual Recovery Operation
    16. Evaluating the Computer Operations Recovery Team Following an Actual Recovery Operation
    17. Evaluating the Disaster Site Recovery Team Follwoing an Actual Recovery Operation
    18. The Human Services Function
    19. Continuing the Program
    20. Maintaining Backup Systems and Database Consistency Checks (DBCC)
    21. Using Televaulting and Hot and Cold Sites for Disaster Recovery
  • Part III: Voice and Data Communications Recovery
    1. Understanding the Causes of Communications Disasters
    2. Obtaining Management Commitment
    3. Identifying Resources for the Planning Project
    4. Evaluating the Communications Environment Using Standards
    5. Documenting Global Recovery Procedures
    6. Documenting Communications-Specific Recovery Procedures
    7. Communications Recovery Plan Testing, Maintenance, and Training
    8. Evaluating the Results of a Plan of Activation
    9. Recovery Procedures for Communications-Intensive Businesses
    10. Performing a Business Impact Analysis
    11. Conducting a Technical Vulnerability Analysis of the Physical Environment
    12. Assessing Standards and Controls
    13. Pulling it Together
    14. Adding Communications Network Support to Existing Disaster Recovery Plans
  • Part IV: Crisis Management Planning
    1. The Crisis Management Plan
    2. The Stages of a Crisis
    3. Role of the Executive Management Team
    4. Role of the Crisis Management Team
    5. Managing the Acute Crisis
    6. The Crisis Management Command Center
  • Appendix I-A: research Sources
  • Appendix II-A: A Case Study in Disaster Recovery
  • Appendix III-A: Certification and Qualification of Business Continuity Professionals
  • Appendix IV-A: Types of Crises
  • Appendix IV-B: PECO Energy Explosion — December 22, 1995
  • Appendix IV-C: Pepsi-Cola "Needle" Crisis — June 10, 1993


Business Resumption Planning

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

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Last modified: May 21, 2007, 2:56 a.m.

The bible within the subject. Is updated continously and just keeps getting better. Unfortunately, an extreme price tag and very thick.


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