Extract from ‘The Route Map to Business Continuity Management: Meeting the british standard, BS and builds on the success and fundamentals of. It has been more than three years since BS part two was published and with a new International Standard (ISO) on the horizon; BSI’s scheme manager. BS • Code of practice for business continuity management. ▫ Establishes the BCM processes, principles and terminology. ▫ Provides a basis for.

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A practitioners guide to business continuity management HB The withdrawal of the BS is part of the management process required for the UK to accept ISO as the new national standard for the UK, and as such there is a transition period to help all the organisations affected manage the change. My hope is that there will be widespread adoption of the ISO beyond that already achieved by BS and that this will help bolster BCM to become a managed system within buxiness, mirroring the cry from professionals that it is not a project but an ongoing, managed programme of interconnected elements.

This has been developed in parallel and closely connects with ISO There is no reason to panic though! I would like to see the ISO become the basis for BC managers across the globe to speak the same language, bridging the cross-cultural gaps we currently see in place.

Discover your options for ISO implementation, and decide which method xontinuity best for you: Business impact analysis and risk assessment Business impact analysis deals with important activities in an organization, defines the maximum tolerated period of disruption, describes the interdependence of individual actions, determines which activities are critical, explores the existing arrangements with suppliers and outsourcing partners, and finally, sets the recovery time objective.

What is BS 25999?

This voluntary standard can be used as the basis of certification in the development of a business continuity program. Both parts of the standard are likely to be revised and it may ultimately be incorporated into other national or international standards.


Already many organisations are wondering how this may affect their current Business Continuity Management programmes, especially if they either have, or are working towards what has proven to be the worlds most popular Standard BS Scope of the BCMS — precise identification of that part of the organization to which business continuity management is applied BCM policy — defining objectives, responsibilities, manahement.

Did you ever face a situation where you have been told that your security measures are too expensive? There are good reasons to have this transition, as it’ll enable thorough preparations by the organizations that support the BCM and Audit aspects to be made helping endusers of all types complete an effective transition.

Human resources management Business impact analysis and risk assessment Defining business continuity strategy Business continuity plans Maintenance of plans and systems; improvement Human resources management The standard states that it is essential to determine the necessary knowledge and skills, to identify the necessary training sessions, to conduct such training sessions, to check whether the required knowledge and skills have been achieved, and managemeng keep records.

Code of Practice”, takes the form of general guidance and seeks to establish processes, principles and terminology for Business Continuity Management. He added, “Once the inevitable decision was made to withdraw BSwe had to make sure that organisations had time to assess their specific circumstances and adapt to the new national standard.

ISO to be published Mid May – BS to be withdrawn

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Since these bs-255999 standards are equally complex, the factors that influence the duration of both of these standards are similar, so this is why you can use this calculator for either of these standards.

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ISO Business Continuity Standard 22301 to replace BS 25999-2

This will help more organisations become agile, lean and streamlined in this age of austerity, by focusing on what is critical. Don’t be the weak link. In the world of BCM, where secrecy was common in the past, my preferred expectations of the ISO are that managemment promotes a standard playing field internationally, helping sustain organisations, jobs and even economies in our uncertain world.

Use BS to shape your management system, strive for external certification if that is important to your organisation but more importantly, continue improving and developing.

Risk assessment is carried out to establish which disasters and other disruptions in business operations may occur and what their consequences are, but also which vulnerabilities managemment threats can lead to such business disruptions.

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The amount of documentation depends on the number of critical activities in an organization — an organization with a small number of critical activities will also have a small amount of documentation related to business impact analysis, risk assessment and business continuity plans, while the documentation of larger organizations will be much more extensive.

It has also challenged the concept of competence in BCM roles, providing support to BC managers, enabling them to ensure those with BC responsibilities have their role recognised, competence assessed, training provided and, above all, records kept to prove it.

Maintenance of plans and system; improvement The standard stipulates the following: In this book Dejan Kosutic, an author and experienced information security consultant, is giving away his practical know-how ISO security controls.

Climate adaptation measures and our BCM approach – a user perspective. Have questions about any step? Defining the business continuity strategy A strategy refers to defining how an organization will recover in case of disaster.