Auditing Business Continuity: Global Best Practices (Business Continuity Management)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781931332156: Auditing Business Continuity: Global Best Practices (Business Continuity Management)

Endorsed by The Business Continuity Institute. - Contains a comprehensive, detailed business continuity audit plan - Includes sample audit report and work papers - An ideal resource for consultants or auditors, as well as internal business continuity planners! - International in scope - includes country-specific guidelines. This book presents a general methodology and a framework for auditing Business Continuity Management (BCM). The main purpose is to provide a single work of reference for auditors, managers working in business continuity and consultants. BCM is a complex field. It covers business issues and technology with a perspective on the entire enterprise. The business continuity manager, and the auditor, require a diversified set of skills and extensive knowledge to assess business continuity as a question of business survival. There has been a lot of confusion about the terms "business continuity," "disaster recovery," "IT security" and many other words attempting to describe the continuation of critical business processes under adverse circumstances. However, for the auditor these terms refer to one and the same notion: businesses should take adequate precautions to ensure that no going concern issues arise from crises or disasters. Some companies decide to take a cautious stance with regard to continuing their operations come what may: they prefer to "err on the safe side" and rely on preventative measures. Other firms, perhaps in an industry where "speed to market" and competitive pressure require a faster pace, may prefer to reduce investments on prevention, while putting in place a robust crisis and disaster management mechanism. Both types of corporations nevertheless pursue the overall goal of business continuity, by either avoiding risks or disasters (if they can), or by making sure they can deal with these events. In a sense, BCM means "reading the future" or trying to safeguard an organization against unforeseen events. Management is still forced to address precisely this issue, by carefully evaluating their options and then making an entrepreneurial decision about the acceptable level of remaining risk. To the auditor, it is important to understand how this decision has been reached and whether it can be justified from a financial, operational and managerial point of view. Neither the overly cautious nor the reckless manager will succeed in today's market - the BCM auditor should provide a sounding board and an objective business partnership to the management of the company being reviewed. BCM audit is therefore an important element of ensuring corporate survival. The audit result incorporates issues of compliance, highlights weaknesses and provides reasonable recommendations to management, whose experience may be enhanced and improved by the auditor's objective input from other corporations or industries. It is not to be confused with the much narrower field of IT audit. This book has been deliberately restricted to business continuity rather than IT continuity to highlight the all-important differences between the two. The contents have been arranged around the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) / Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) Professional Practices for business continuity as well as other standards such as CobIT or ISO / IEC 17799. Some elements may look familiar to the experienced auditor who may still benefit from using this book as a reference manual or as an instructive tool for groups of auditors. This is intentional, as BCM and related audit questions should "fit in" with tools and models that are recognized and proven in the field.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

I was very happy to be asked to write a preface to this welcome addition to the growing library of Business Continuity learning.

Why? As a practicing consultant and trainer of enterprise risk management and business continuity, it has long been a source of discomfort that so many business continuity plans simply pay lip service to real needs. Plans are often over simplistic, over-focused on particular possibilities, ill-considered and incomplete. They make implicit assumptions - about the availability of people, assets and access, for instance - without subjecting those assumptions to challenge.

Around 85% of Business Continuity Plans fail when first tested. Put simply, these plans show fundamental flaws that would have prevented recovery from taking place within the required timescale.

Over 50% of Business Continuity Plans are never tested. This means that those flaws have not been exposed and the plans will almost certainly fail to deliver timely recovery.

These stark figures demonstrate just how misplaced are the hopes of many managers when they rely on such fragile plans. No matter what forethought is given to business continuity management, the actual experience of a disaster bears little relation to the pre-considered events and to plans developed in the relative calm of normal circumstances.

Too often business continuity arrangements are based on specific disaster scenarios and would not withstand scenarios that had not been considered. But disasters are not disciplined. Chaos follows no roadmap. The unthinkable does happen.

It is therefore crucial to businesses that plans are subject to stringent review. That is why I welcome Rolf von Roessing's cogent contribution to this important area. Rolf provides a comprehensive, pragmatic and deeply practical step-by-step guide to Business Continuity audit. I commend it to all who are serious about the topic.

Andrew Hiles FBCI, MBCS, Director, Kingswell International, Oxford, United Kingdom

About the Author:

Rolf von Roessing is head of eSecurity Services and head of BCM for Austria, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia for Ernst & Young Vienna. He has extensive experience in business continuity management, information security and traditional security. He has worked with Ernst & Young in several European and global offices, including specialist assignments such as Y2K subject matter expert and active participation in several global core teams for business continuity. His current position includes BCM and security-related responsibilities, and he heads these service lines for Austria and several other countries.

Rolf is a board member of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and holds an MBCI certification. He is an active participant of the Institute's education committee, working towards integration of BCM best practices and tertiary education programs. These developments include the consolidation and publication of BCM knowledge, academic and research work.

In Austria, Rolf has contributed to several standardization and codification initiatives, notably the ISO 17799 introduction as a common standard throughout the country. He frequently supervises security-related certification examinations and has presented various lectures and training courses on business continuity management in a European context.

Rolf holds postgraduate degrees in Britain, France and Germany, as well as the CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) and CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) professional certifications. "Auditing Business Continuity: Global Best Practices" is his first major book, following a solid background of academic publications and professional papers.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rolf Von Roessing
Published by Rothstein Associates Inc., United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1931332150 ISBN 13: 9781931332156
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rothstein Associates Inc., United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Endorsed by The Business Continuity Institute. - Contains a comprehensive, detailed business continuity audit plan - Includes sample audit report and work papers - An ideal resource for consultants or auditors, as well as internal business continuity planners! - International in scope - includes country-specific guidelines. This book presents a general methodology and a framework for auditing Business Continuity Management (BCM). The main purpose is to provide a single work of reference for auditors, managers working in business continuity and consultants. BCM is a complex field. It covers business issues and technology with a perspective on the entire enterprise. The business continuity manager, and the auditor, require a diversified set of skills and extensive knowledge to assess business continuity as a question of business survival. There has been a lot of confusion about the terms business continuity, disaster recovery, IT security and many other words attempting to describe the continuation of critical business processes under adverse circumstances. However, for the auditor these terms refer to one and the same notion: businesses should take adequate precautions to ensure that no going concern issues arise from crises or disasters. Some companies decide to take a cautious stance with regard to continuing their operations come what may: they prefer to err on the safe side and rely on preventative measures. Other firms, perhaps in an industry where speed to market and competitive pressure require a faster pace, may prefer to reduce investments on prevention, while putting in place a robust crisis and disaster management mechanism. Both types of corporations nevertheless pursue the overall goal of business continuity, by either avoiding risks or disasters (if they can), or by making sure they can deal with these events. In a sense, BCM means reading the future or trying to safeguard an organization against unforeseen events. Management is still forced to address precisely this issue, by carefully evaluating their options and then making an entrepreneurial decision about the acceptable level of remaining risk. To the auditor, it is important to understand how this decision has been reached and whether it can be justified from a financial, operational and managerial point of view. Neither the overly cautious nor the reckless manager will succeed in today s market - the BCM auditor should provide a sounding board and an objective business partnership to the management of the company being reviewed. BCM audit is therefore an important element of ensuring corporate survival. The audit result incorporates issues of compliance, highlights weaknesses and provides reasonable recommendations to management, whose experience may be enhanced and improved by the auditor s objective input from other corporations or industries. It is not to be confused with the much narrower field of IT audit. This book has been deliberately restricted to business continuity rather than IT continuity to highlight the all-important differences between the two. The contents have been arranged around the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) / Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) Professional Practices for business continuity as well as other standards such as CobIT or ISO / IEC 17799. Some elements may look familiar to the experienced auditor who may still benefit from using this book as a reference manual or as an instructive tool for groups of auditors. This is intentional, as BCM and related audit questions should fit in with tools and models that are recognized and proven in the field. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781931332156

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
45.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Von Roessing, Rolf
Published by Rothstein Publishing (2016)
ISBN 10: 1931332150 ISBN 13: 9781931332156
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rothstein Publishing, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781931332156_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
44.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Roessing, Rolf von
Published by Rothstein Publishing
ISBN 10: 1931332150 ISBN 13: 9781931332156
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rothstein Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1931332150 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1747246

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
46.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.75
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Rolf Von Roessing
Published by Rothstein Associates Inc., United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1931332150 ISBN 13: 9781931332156
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rothstein Associates Inc., United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Endorsed by The Business Continuity Institute. - Contains a comprehensive, detailed business continuity audit plan - Includes sample audit report and work papers - An ideal resource for consultants or auditors, as well as internal business continuity planners! - International in scope - includes country-specific guidelines. This book presents a general methodology and a framework for auditing Business Continuity Management (BCM). The main purpose is to provide a single work of reference for auditors, managers working in business continuity and consultants. BCM is a complex field. It covers business issues and technology with a perspective on the entire enterprise. The business continuity manager, and the auditor, require a diversified set of skills and extensive knowledge to assess business continuity as a question of business survival. There has been a lot of confusion about the terms business continuity, disaster recovery, IT security and many other words attempting to describe the continuation of critical business processes under adverse circumstances. However, for the auditor these terms refer to one and the same notion: businesses should take adequate precautions to ensure that no going concern issues arise from crises or disasters. Some companies decide to take a cautious stance with regard to continuing their operations come what may: they prefer to err on the safe side and rely on preventative measures. Other firms, perhaps in an industry where speed to market and competitive pressure require a faster pace, may prefer to reduce investments on prevention, while putting in place a robust crisis and disaster management mechanism. Both types of corporations nevertheless pursue the overall goal of business continuity, by either avoiding risks or disasters (if they can), or by making sure they can deal with these events. In a sense, BCM means reading the future or trying to safeguard an organization against unforeseen events. Management is still forced to address precisely this issue, by carefully evaluating their options and then making an entrepreneurial decision about the acceptable level of remaining risk. To the auditor, it is important to understand how this decision has been reached and whether it can be justified from a financial, operational and managerial point of view. Neither the overly cautious nor the reckless manager will succeed in today s market - the BCM auditor should provide a sounding board and an objective business partnership to the management of the company being reviewed. BCM audit is therefore an important element of ensuring corporate survival. The audit result incorporates issues of compliance, highlights weaknesses and provides reasonable recommendations to management, whose experience may be enhanced and improved by the auditor s objective input from other corporations or industries. It is not to be confused with the much narrower field of IT audit. This book has been deliberately restricted to business continuity rather than IT continuity to highlight the all-important differences between the two. The contents have been arranged around the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) / Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) Professional Practices for business continuity as well as other standards such as CobIT or ISO / IEC 17799. Some elements may look familiar to the experienced auditor who may still benefit from using this book as a reference manual or as an instructive tool for groups of auditors. This is intentional, as BCM and related audit questions should fit in with tools and models that are recognized and proven in the field. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781931332156

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
50.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Rolf von Roessing
Published by Rothstein Associates Inc. (2003)
ISBN 10: 1931332150 ISBN 13: 9781931332156
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rothstein Associates Inc., 2003. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # LQ-9781931332156

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
41.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Roessing, Rolf von
Published by Rothstein Associates Inc. (2003)
ISBN 10: 1931332150 ISBN 13: 9781931332156
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rothstein Associates Inc., 2003. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781931332156

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
50.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Rolf Von Roessing
Published by Rothstein Publishing (2003)
ISBN 10: 1931332150 ISBN 13: 9781931332156
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rothstein Publishing, 2003. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Bookseller Inventory # GM9781931332156

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
59.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.64
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Roessing, Rolf von
Published by Rothstein Publishing (2017)
ISBN 10: 1931332150 ISBN 13: 9781931332156
New Paperback Quantity Available: 19
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rothstein Publishing, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 1931332150

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
65.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Rolf von Roessing
Published by Rothstein Publishing (2002)
ISBN 10: 1931332150 ISBN 13: 9781931332156
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rothstein Publishing, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1931332150

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
68.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Roessing, Rolf von
Published by Rothstein Publishing (2002)
ISBN 10: 1931332150 ISBN 13: 9781931332156
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rothstein Publishing, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9781931332156

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
65.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.75
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book