Business Continuity State of the Industry Report

Business Continuity State of the Industry Report

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In the Business Continuity State of the Industry Report, authors Herbert Mattord and Michael Whitman provide a comprehensive overview of recent research and news related to business continuity programs. Using the most recent surveys, reports, and research data available, the authors provide an objective analysis of the state of business continuity today.

The report covers events that have shaped the industry, including natural, economic, and technological disasters; the perspective of business continuity from top management executives; business continuity job descriptions and compensation data; the legal and regulatory environment; and emerging trends. It brings together what fragmented bits of information are currently available into one easy-to-read document.

The Business Continuity State of the Industry Report is a part of Elsevier's Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio, a collection of real world solutions and "how-to" guidelines that equip executives, practitioners, and educators with proven information for successful security and risk management programs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 147.32 x 223.52 x 2.54mm | 45.36g
  • United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0128008458
  • 9780128008454

Table of contents

Executive Summary

Overview of Business Continuity

Events Shaping the Industry

The View from the C-Suite

Emerging Trends

Industry Watch

Appendix A: Key Terms

Appendix B: Business Continuity Industry Events

Appendix C: Organizations Related to Business Continuity

Appendix D: Suggested Reading

Appendix E: Job Descriptions and Compensation Graphs
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Review quote

"...does offer a useful `view from the c-suite' that for instance suggests that executives are taking more of an interest in planning for business continuity, which does mean that they want to see proved the `value proposition' of any plans." -- Professional Security Magazine Online,August 22,2014
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About Herbert J. Mattord

Herbert J. Mattord, Ph.D, CISM, CISSP, teaches courses in Information Security and Assurance at Kennesaw State University (KSU) in Kennesaw, GA. He is the associate director of the KSU Center for Information Security Education (, as well as the coordinator for the KSU Information Security and Assurance and Information Systems programs of study. He completed 26 years of IT industry experience before becoming a full-time academic in 2002. His experiences as an application developer, database administrator, project manager, and information security practitioner are a valuable background to his teaching role at KSU. While engaged in his IT career, he worked as an adjunct professor at KSU, Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia, Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, and Texas State University-San Marcos. He was formerly the manager of corporate information technology security at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, where his practical knowledge of information security implementation and management was acquired. Dr. Mattord is the co-author of ten textbooks, notably Principles of Information Security and Management of Information Security. Dr. Mattord completed his Ph.D. in Information Systems with a concentration in Information Security at Nova Southeastern University. Michael E. Whitman, Ph.D, CISM, CISSP, is a professor of information security and director of the Coles Center for Information Security Education at Kennesaw State University (KSU) in Kennesaw, GA. With over 12 years of experience designing and implementing information security curriculum and over 20 years of experience teaching and researching at the university level, Dr. Whitman has served as a consultant to several Fortune 1000 organizations, the United States Government, and the State of Georgia on issues related to information security. He has authored several textbooks in information security including Principles of Information Security and Management of Information Security, published by Cengage/Course Technology. Dr. Whitman is an active researcher in information security, fair and responsible use policies, and ethical computing. He has published over 40 articles in top venues such as Information Systems Research, the Communications of the ACM, Information and Management, and the Journal of International Business Studies, among others. He is a member of the Information Systems Security Association, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Association for Information Systems. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Whitman served on active duty with the 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Germany where his duties included the role of Automated Data Processing Systems Security Officer (ADPSSO).
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