The new edition includes an overview of natural disasters, a summary of most current weather events and new coverage of computer and data protection expanded to include cyber attacks on the private sector, and information on managing data privacy. Also included is the latest information on dirty bombs, and chemical and biological agents and weapons, disaster planning and recovery issues, regulatory influences and emergency preparedness. This reference speaks to the issues of prevention, as well as "controlling" the effects of a disaster on a company's operations. In addition, statistics cover various disaster/emergency declarations including Hurricane Katrina. Other critical areas covered include statistical data on workplace violence, effective mitigation strategies, contingency planning, loss prevention, facility evacuation, employee training, chain of command, checklists, computer and data protection, and more.