Guide Provides Help on Achieving Business Continuity Standard BS25999

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Ely, England — May 19
Any serious disruption to business continuity can have negative and far-reaching effects that place an organization in jeopardy. In the face of lost revenue, brand damage, lost customer confidence, damaged premises, a drop in stock market valuation or other similar outcomes, the organization’s survival can depend on its ability to continue operating.

Risks to business continuity can be significantly reduced by embedding business continuity management, awareness and planning within the organization’s culture, as the forthcoming book, A Manager's Guide to BS25999, will demonstrate when published June 2.

A Manager's Guide to BS25999 is a concise and practical guide to achieving BS25999, the world’s first national standard for business continuity management, first published in late 2007. A Manager's Guide to BS25999 is essential reading for managers, executives and directors across the spectrum with any interest or involvement in operational risk or business continuity management, particularly in organizations that operate in high-risk environments such as finance, telecommunications, transport and the public sector.

Written by Tony Drewitt, a respected business continuity expert and professional member of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), A Manager's Guide to BS25999 outlines the processes and principles required to develop a business continuity management and planning framework that is in line with, and will achieve certification to, BS25999.

Drewitt, a practicing consultant in the field of operational risk management and business continuity management, draws on his personal experience of working with organizations of all sizes to inform insightful chapters on key topics including business continuity awareness, business risk analysis, business impact analysis, document management, IT disaster recovery and incident response structure.

With further chapters on corporate governance and compliance, a detailed bibliography and helpful appendices that provide template documents and suggested organizational structures, the book will help managers and executives understand the steps needed to create a successful business continuity culture within their organization.

Alan Calder, chief executive of IT Governance, commented, “Sophisticated business continuity planning is a must for any organization keen to minimize disruption and maximize recovery. A Manager's Guide to BS25999 makes business continuity and the implementation of BS25999 accessible and comprehensible to specialist and layman alike, giving them a clear grasp of practical steps that must be taken, and the role they must play within their organization’s business continuity planning.” 

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