This course explores the area of business continuity management to ensure an organizationâ€™s survival through a disaster. Risk management involves assessing threats which may lead to disastrous events, evaluating control alternatives and implementing solutions. Potential threats include terrorist, criminal, industrial, natural, technological, environmental, economic and political incidents. Practical solutions to enable an organization to protect assets, mitigate risk, manage crisis and recover after a disaster will be discussed. The role of business and external agencies will be explored, as well as professional practices, standards and strategies for risk, security and disaster management. The course is designed to expose the student to all aspects of a holistic business continuity management program and to determine the most appropriate strategy for their organization.