Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management

How Top Companies Assess Risk, Manage Exposure, and Seize Opportunity

 Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management

Author: John J. Hampton
Pub Date: December 2014
Print Edition: $79.95
Print ISBN: 9780814449035
Page Count: 320
Format: Hardback
Edition: Second Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814449042

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No senior executive will be surprised to hear that modern companies of all sizes confront risks today that were all but unimaginable a decade or two ago. Moreover, the extent of those risks has grown to nearly overwhelming proportions.

For example, cybercrime can make you liable for losses that can run into the billions. So can the errant decisions of a wayward derivatives trader. Anything from a hurricane, to a blip in currency fluctuations, to a glitch in a supplier's manufacturing process, to "chicken rustlers" somewhere along a railroad route in Russia can raise havoc with a corporate bottom line--and with a risk manager's career.

Fortunately, as risks have evolved and multiplied, so have the tools and techniques necessary to mitigate them. In this new edition of John J. Hampton's groundbreaking work on risk and its control, extensively revised and updated to account for new technologies and recent events, you'll learn about the latest high-tech techniques for identifying and managing risks before they can turn into disasters.

You'll discover:

* Why risk management by spreadsheet should be replaced with cluster mapping -- and why it matters.

* What you need to know about HTEP (High Tech Electronics Platforms) such as Riskconnect, including new discussions of heat mapping, cloud computing, and the "absolute necessity" of having an iPad handy.

* How to protect yourself against the latest in cyber risks. New and updated material on these topics includes an explanation of "hackers," "crackers," "script kiddies," and so-called "honest hackers"--their motivations, methods, and the damage they can cause.

* How to understand and identify the hidden cultural risks within your own company.

All this information is illustrated with unforgettable case histories ranging from the technological disruption that once threatened to totter IBM, to new ones about the "little white lie" that cost Daimler-Chrysler a huge investment, and the maneuverings of the "London Whale." And yes, there also really is a story about rustling refrigerated chickens in Russia.

Readable and revealing, this book can help you identify and control risks before they become the kinds of legends you'll hate to hear.

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