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Business Continuity Management: Building an Effective Incident Management Plan

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Business Continuity Management: Building an Effective Incident Management Plan

Michael Blyth

ISBN: 978-0-470-47809-7 June 2009 384 Pages

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PRAISE FOR Business Continuity Management

Few businesses can afford to shut down for an extended period of time, regardless of the cause. If the past few years have taught us anything, it's that disaster can strike in any shape, at any time. Be prepared with the time-tested strategies in Business Continuity Management: Building an Effective Incident Management Plan and protect your employees while ensuring your company survives the unimaginable.

Written by Michael Blyth—one of the world's foremost consultants in the field of business contingency management—this book provides cost-conscious executives with a structured, sustainable, and time-tested blueprint toward developing an individualized strategic business continuity program. This timely book urges security managers, HR directors, program managers, and CEOs to manage nonfinancial crises to protect your company and its employees. Discussions include:

  • Incident management versus crisis response
  • Crisis management structures
  • Crisis flows and organizational responses
  • Leveraging internal and external resources
  • Effective crisis communications
  • Clear decision-making authorities
  • Trigger plans and alert states
  • Training and resources
  • Designing and structuring policies and plans
  • Monitoring crisis management programs
  • Stages of disasters
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Emergency situation management
  • Crisis Leadership
  • Over 40 different crisis scenarios

Developing and utilizing a business continuity plan protects your company, its personnel, facilities, materials, and activities from the broad spectrum of risks that face businesses and government agencies on a daily basis, whether at home or internationally. Business Continuity Management presents concepts that can be applied in part, or full, to your business, regardless of its size or number of employees. The comprehensive spectrum of useful concepts, approaches and systems, as well as specific management guidelines and report templates for over forty risk types, will enable you to develop and sustain a continuity management plan essential to compete, win, and safely operate within the complex and fluid global marketplace.

Preface xv

About the Web Site xxi

Chapter 1 Business Continuity Management Plan 1

Crisis Management 4

The Value 5

Common Failings 7

Business Continuity Goals 9

Defining a Crisis 10

Mapping Risks 11

Critical Dependencies 12

Tactical Risk Evaluations 13

Determining Risk Tolerances 15

Incident Response versus Crisis Management 15

Stages of Incident Management and Crisis Response 17

Understanding Risk 17

Immediate Response and Impact Levels 21

Risk Management 22

Response Trigger Points 24

Decision and Authority Matrixes 27

Structuring Business Continuity Management Plans 29

Resourcing 33

Design and Development 36

Integrated and Compartmentalized Policies 39

Reporting and Record Keeping 39

Implementing the Business Continuity Management Plan 39

The Communications Plan 47

Organizational Interface Plans 53

Medical Response and Repatriation Plan 58

Public Relations Plan 59

Resource and Procurement Management Plans 62

Project Initiation Plans 67

Business Recovery Plans 68

Postincident Reviews 74

Summary 75

Chapter 2 Incident Management Plan 77

Incident Management versus Crisis Response 78

Principles of Incident Management 79

Incident Management Plan Risk or Threat Overview 80

Objectives of the Incident Management Plan 80

Incident Management Sequence 81

Crisis Management Flow 82

Incident Management Sequencing 82

Incident Management Stages 84

Macro and Micro Crises 85

Understanding the Incident Management Plan Needs 86

Incident Management Plan Design and Implementation 90

Design and Development 91

Reviewing and Testing 92

Adjustment and Implementation 92

Incident Management Plan Policies and Procedures 93

Information Security 94

Resourcing the Incident Management Plan 94

Structuring Incident Management Plans 95

Incident Management Plan Policies and Instructions 96

Incident Management Plan Cover Letter 97

Immediate Resource Mapping 98

Incident Management Plan Communications and Tactical Resource Plan 99

Initial Verbal Reporting 101

Incident Management Plan Decision and Authority Matrix 102

Incident Management Plan Alert States and Trigger Response Plans 102

Alert Notification Systems 106

Incident Management Plan Information Capture Reports 107

Incident Management Plan Crisis Response Guidelines 107

Destruction Plans 108

Incident Management Plan Risk Assessments 109

Summary 109

Chapter 3 Crisis Management Structures 111

Interorganizational Management 112

Crisis Leadership 114

Organizational Crisis Leadership 116

Approach Methodologies 117

Education and Training 118

Supporting Crisis Management Groups 119

Response Buildups 121

Crisis Management Structures 122

Corporate Crisis Response Team 123

Country Crisis Response Team 124

Program Incident Response Team 125

Project Incident Response Team 126

Special Response Teams 126

Composition of Crisis Response Teams 127

Crisis Management Team Commander 128

Crisis Team Coordinator 129

Physical and Risk Security Manager 129

Technical Security Manager 130

Special Response Team Leader 130

Administration Manager 130

Intelligence or Information Officer 131

Liaison Officer 131

Communications Manager 132

Public Relations Officer 132

Legal Counsel 133

Human Resources Department 133

Health and Safety Department 134

Stress Trauma Adviser 134

Reception Team Manager 134

Finance Officer 135

Investor Relations Officer 135

Incident Management Structures 136

Crisis Control Center 137

Monitoring Crisis Management Programs 138

Summary 139

Chapter 4 Scope of Risk 141

Security and Safety Awareness 144

Crisis Management Training 145

Stages of Disasters 145

Man-Made Risks 146

Espionage or Information Security Breach 147

Kidnappings and Ransoms 149

Hostage and Hijacking Situations 152

Domestic Terrorism (Monkey Wrenching) 153

Power Blackouts 157

Road Traffic Accidents 158

Complaints 159

Muggings or Robberies 160

Missing Persons 160

Civil Unrest 161

Arrest and Detention 162

Pending Arrest or Detention and Exit Denial 163

Loss of Sensitive or High-Value Equipment 164

Unexploded Ordnance and Mines 165

Indirect or Direct Fire Attacks 166

Suspect Calls 167

Workplace Violence 168

Threats, Coercion, and Extortion 171

Facility Intrusion 172

Chemical, Biological, or Radiological Threats 173

Small Arms Fire 175

Complex or Armed Attacks 175

Medical Emergencies 176

Repatriations of Remains 177

Explosive Attacks or Sabotage 179

Suspect Packages and Letters 180

Bomb Threats 181

Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices 182

Sabotage 183

Family Liaison 183

Media Management 184

Computer-Related Incidents 185

Disciplinary Issues 186

Office, Facility, or Hotel Fires 187

Labor Disputes 189

Natural Risks 190

Floods 191

Earthquakes 192

Pandemics 193

Tsunamis (Tidal Waves) 193

Hurricanes and Tornadoes 194

Volcanoes 195

Sandstorms 196

Landslides 196

Forest Fires 197

Summary 199

Chapter 5 Incident Response Guidelines 201

Vehicle-Borne IED Incident Management 204

Incident Management Guidelines 204

Casualty Incident Management 206

Incident Management Guidelines 206

Missing Person Incident Management 208

Incident Management Guidelines 208

Road Traffic Accident Incident Management Data Call 210

Incident Management Guidelines 210

Facility Physical Security Breach Incident Management 212

Incident Management Guidelines 212

Kidnapping and Ransom Incident Management 214

Incident Management Guidelines 214

Media Management Incident Management 216

Incident Management Guidelines 216

Detention and Arrest Incident Management 218

Incident Management Guidelines 218

Hostage Situation Incident Management 220

Incident Management Guidelines 220

Suspect Call Incident Management 222

Incident Management Guidelines 222

Civil Unrest Incident Management 223

Incident Management Guidelines 223

Unexploded Ordnance or Suspect Package Incident Management 225

Incident Management Guidelines 225

Suspect Letter Incident Management 228

Incident Management Guidelines 228

Destruction of Sensitive Materials Incident Management 230

Incident Management Guidelines 230

Repatriation Incident Management 232

Incident Management Guidelines 232

Domestic Terrorism or Special-Interest Groups Incident Management 236

Incident Management Guidelines 236

Espionage Incident Management 238

Incident Management Guidelines 238

Site Occupation or Sit-Ins Incident Management 239

Incident Management Guidelines 239

Sabotage Incident Management 241

Incident Management Guidelines 241

Demonstrations Incident Management 243

Incident Management Guidelines 243

Pending Detention or Exit Denial Incident Management 245

Incident Management Guidelines 245

Complaints Incident Management 247

Incident Management Guidelines 247

Blackouts and Power Loss Incident Management 249

Incident Management Guidelines 249

Loss of Sensitive or High-Value Materials Incident Management 250

Incident Management Guidelines 250

Indirect Fire and Direct Fire Attacks Incident Management 251

Incident Management Guidelines 251

Workplace Violence Incident Management 253

Incident Management Guidelines 253

Chemical, Biological, or Radiological Attack Incident Management 254

Incident Management Guidelines 254

Complex Attack Incident Management 256

Incident Management Guidelines 256

Family Liaison Incident Management 257

Incident Management Guidelines 257

Office, Facility, or Hotel Fires Incident Management 259

Incident Management Guidelines 259

Threats, Coercion, and Intimidation Incident Management 261

Incident Management Guidelines 261

Mugging or Robbery Incident Management 263

Incident Management Guidelines 263

Small Arms Fire Incident Management 265

Incident Management Guidelines 265

Floods and Tidal Waves Incident Management 267

Incident Management Guidelines 267

Earthquakes Incident Management 269

Incident Management Guidelines 269

Pandemics Incident Management 271

Incident Management Guidelines 271

Hurricanes and Tornadoes Incident Management 273

Incident Management Guidelines 273

Volcanoes Incident Management 275

Incident Management Guidelines 275

Sandstorms Incident Management 277

Incident Management Guidelines 277

Landslides Incident Management 279

Incident Management Guidelines 279

Forest Fires and Brush Fires Incident Management 281

Incident Management Guidelines 281

Summary 283

Chapter 6 Crisis Information Capture Reports 285

Immediate Verbal Reporting (SAD CHALETS) 288

Serious Incident Reporting 288

Serious Incident Report Incident Management Data Call 290

Incident Management Plan Risk Assessment Reports 291

IMP Risk Assessment Report Incident Management Data Call 292

Sample Crisis Information Capture Reports 293

Vehicle-Borne IED Incident Management Data Call 294

Casualty or Injury Incident Management Data Call 295

Missing Persons Incident Management Data Call 297

Road Traffic Accident Incident Management Data Call 299

Facility Physical Security Breach Incident Management Data Call 303

Kidnapping and Ransom Incident Management Data Call 305

Media Management Incident Management Data Call 307

Detention or Arrest Incident Management Data Call 308

Hostage Situation Incident Management Data Call 310

Suspect Call Incident Management Data Call 312

Civil Unrest Incident Management Data Call 313

Unexploded Ordnance or Suspect Package Incident Management Data Call 314

Suspect Letter Incident Management Data Call 315

Destruction Plan Incident Management Data Call 316

Repatriation Incident Management Data Call 317

Information Security Breach Incident Management Data Call 318

Domestic Terrorism or Special-Interest Groups Incident Management Data Call 319

Complaints Incident Management Data Call 321

Mugging or Robbery Incident Management Data Call 322

Pending Detention and Exit Denial Incident Management Data Call 323

Loss of Sensitive or High-Value Materials Incident Management Data Call 325

Indirect or Direct Fire Attacks Incident Management Data Call 327

Workplace Violence Incident Management Data Call 328

Threats, Coercion, or Intimidation Incident Management Data Call 329

Chemical, Biological, or Radiological Threats Incident Management Data Call 330

Small Arms Fire Incident Management Data Call 332

Complex Attack Incident Management Data Call 333

Explosive Attack or Sabotage Incident Management Data Call 335

Family Liaison Incident Management Data Call 336

Computer-Related Incidents Incident Management Data Call 337

Disciplinary Issues Incident Management Data Call 338

Office, Facility, or Hotel Fires Incident Management Data Call 339

Espionage Incident Management Data Call 341

Site Occupation Incident Management Data Call 342

Demonstrations Incident Management Data Call 343

Blackouts and Power Loss Incident Management Data Call 345

Floods or Tidal Waves Incident Management Data Call 346

Earthquakes Incident Management Data Call 347

Pandemics Incident Management Data Call 348

Hurricanes and Tornadoes Incident Management Data Call 349

Volcanic Eruptions Incident Management Data Call 350

Sandstorms Incident Management Data Call 352

Landslides Incident Management Data Call 353

Forest Fires or Brush Fires Incident Management Data Call 354

Summary 356

Acknowledgments 357

Index 359