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Business continuity management for small and medium sized enterprises. How to survive a major disaster or failure

Status : Current   Published : January 2012



Business Continuity Management for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: ‘How to survive a major disaster or failure’

Business Continuity Management (BCM) is concerned with identifying the crucial aspects of your business that you can’t afford to lose and protecting them in the event of a disaster. Any incident, large or small, can cause major disruptions to your organisation. However by implementing an effective BCM plan now, rather than waiting until disaster strikes, you will be able to get back to business as quickly as possible. Delays in doing so could mean you lose business to your competitors as well as valuable time and money.

The book will enable you to effectively understand Business Continuity Management and develop a plan well suited to meet your requirements. It will allow your organisation to master the BCM lifecycle and maintain adequate measures to protect your business when an incident occurs.

As a leading security expert with over 30 years of experience in his field, Lacey teaches SME’s how to master business continuity management with minimum budget, time constraints and limited personnel. His book seeks to equip non-specialists with the practical skills and knowledge needed to identify business continuity risks and deter them from occurring in the first place.

Lacey seeks to develop simpler solutions for SMEs whilst guiding you through the essential steps to help your organisation survive an emergency situation. Delivering tried and tested approaches drawn from the real-life experience of developing continuity plans for business units of all sizes; ‘Business Continuity Management for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises’ is the definitive beginners guide to BCM.

This user-friendly book is packed with the essential knowledge and skills needed for any SME to successfully identify crucial risk factors already affecting your organisation and determine a successful BCM strategy to address them.


  1. Making the business case
  2. Key concepts and principles
  3. Deciding what to protect
  4. Assessing risk
  5. Identifying hazards and threats
  6. Preventing and responding to fire
  7. Preparing and planning for floods
  8. Physical security measures
  9. Information security measures
  10. Back-up and fallback arrangements
  11. Preparing the plans
  12. Organizing your response team
  13. Training and exercises
  14. Learning from incidents
  15. Reviewing business continuity plans
  16. Summary of this book
  17. Sources of further advice

Get your copy of this fantastic book now to gain an insight into how it can benefit you and your organisation.

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Standard NumberBIP 2217:2011
TitleBusiness continuity management for small and medium sized enterprises. How to survive a major disaster or failure
Publication Date27 January 2012
DescriptorsBusiness continuity, Management operations, Enterprises, Organizations, Disasters, Failure analysis, Quality control
ISBN978 0 580 74108 1
File Size9.514 MB

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