Smart business managers do not ask the question IF a disaster happens, will we be ready? They ask WHEN a disaster happens will we be ready? As businesses rely on longer supply chains for physical goods and offshore outsource operations for service delivery and back office administration, the threats against business continuity increase dramatically. Principles and Practices of Business Continuity: Tools and Techniques explores the activities that ensure critical business functions remain available (during and in the aftermath of a disaster) to customers, suppliers, regulators and others that must have access to critical business functions. This is a comprehensive reference that will ensure the reader is in a position to engage in all of the activities associated with the development, delivery or maintenance of a business continuity program. There are several twists and turns along the path to a comprehensive and well-functioning business continuity plan. Those charged with this function will find this book an excellent reference to ease the task and ensure as few loose ends as possible are left. The author is considered the thought-leader in the field and has over 30 years experience teaching business continuity management in over 20 countries.