This book is a practical guide to integrating risk management, business continuity management (BCM) and corporate governance. Written by two veteran practitioners who bring extensive international experience in all aspects of risk management and business continuity, this guide stresses that risk management has evolved beyond its initial concerns with insurance and that business continuity is evolving beyond just the recovery of disrupted IT operations or facilities. Risk management has become a strategic tool in managing all risk across an organization, and BCM forms just one more important tool in a much wider and coordinated risk management program.
Topics covered in this comprehensive reference include stakeholder management, supplier management, outsourcing, the people factor, technology recovery, and communication, both internally and externally. These topics cover a wide range of challenges, including supply chain disruptions, media and brand attack, product contamination and product recall, bomb threats, and chemical and biological threats. Included are numerous case studies drawn from enterprises around the globe and instructions for designing/executing team exercises with role playing to rehearse scenarios. The book concludes with a glossary of 150 risk management and BCM terms.