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Computer Risk Manager

A Manual for EDP Contingency Planning

3rd Edition

Please note this is a Short Discount publication.A comprehensive guide to EDP contingency planning and disaster recovery.Thoroughly revised and updated from the last edition [published 1989], this best selling management guide has been re–written to reflect the latest thinking on contingency planning.The new third edition follows the same step–by–step practical guidance as the last edition – presenting an immediate source of reference for anyone wanting to develop their own contingency plan BEFORE a systems disaster. As well as a useful check for those assessing the security of their present systems.Who should read it:★ IT Managers

★ Operations Managers

★ Computer Security Managers

★ MIS Managers

★ Technical Support Managers

★ Computer Manufacturers and Suppliers

★ Computer Auditors

★ General Managers


Published: October 1992

Imprint: Elsevier Advanced Technology

ISBN: 978-1-85617-172-4


  • The need for contingency planning: the level of management awareness – types of disaster to be considered – an overview of the suggested way forward. A structured approach to contingency planning – outlines the methodology. Risk analysis – theory and practice – examines some of the concepts of risk management – techniques used & how they work in practice. Disaster avoidance – basic principles of problems prevention & their application in an IT environment. Business impact – methods of assessment – the available options for alternative arrangements and the criteria to be used when evaluating them. Contingency plan preparation – how to produce it, how to test it and how to keep it up to date. Damage limitation & crisis management – covers issues which are often overlooked. Eg: salvage, restoration, insurance and dealing with stress. Implementing a contingency planning policy – guidelines to ensure that the contingency planning project is continually supported by senior management. Directory of products and services – full details of disaster recovery facilities available in the UK, rest of Europe, USA and the Asia Pacific region.


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