BCM Guides & Standards
The BCI is regularly asked by members and other interested parties about current legislation, regulation and standards that exist nationally and internationally for Business Continuity Management. It is difficult to provide a definitive list because there are regular changes and amendments at a country level and often inconsistent terminology between countries, sectors and legislators.
The document we have produced is the most comprehensive that it was possible to produce based upon information provided to us by our members around the world. Where we have country input we have included it alphabetically. At the end of the document we have a page summarising current and projected international initiatives particularly those supported by the International Standards Organisation (ISO) and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.
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BS ISO 22301 - The International standard for Business Continuity Management
BS ISO 22301 identifies the fundamentals of business continuity management (BCM) and provides a basis for understanding, developing and implementing BCM within your organisation. It gives you the confidence you need to assure key stakeholders that your business is fully prepared and can meet internal, regulatory and customer requirements.
BS ISO 22301 specifies the requirements to:
- Identify crucial risk factors already affecting your organization
- Understand your organization’s needs and obligations
- Establish, implement and maintain your BCMS
- Measure your organization’s overall capability to manage disruptive incidents
- Guarantee conformity with stated business continuity policy
BS ISO 22313 Societal security — Business continuity management systems
Acting as the guidance document for ISO 22301, the standard provides a more intuitive framework to those pursuing business continuity best practice. It is a key milestone to support the uptake and implementation of effective BCM worldwide.
Together, these BCM standards seek to support organizations in their on-going challenge to improve business resilience in the face of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or civil unrest.
BS ISO 22313 allows you to:
- Improve your business continuity management
- Acquire practical steps towards mitigating risk
- Gain practical insights into guidance application
- Set future direction of BCM in your organization.
BS ISO/IEC 27031:2011
Information technology. Security techniques. Guidelines for information and communication technology readiness for business continuity. More details and purchase.
- ISO 22301 FAQs
- PD 25666 Business continuity management. Guidance on exercising and testing for continuity and contingency programmes
- PD 25111 Business continuity management. Guidance on human aspects of business continuity
- PD 25888 Business continuity management. Guidance on organization recovery following disruptive incidents
- PD 25222 Business continuity management. Guidance on supply chain continuity
- BIP 2151:2008: Auditing Business Continuity Management Plans
- BIP 2185: Communication Strategies: Write Your Incident Communication Plan Now
- BIP 2142:2007: The Route Map to Business Continuity Management. Meeting the Requirements of BS 25999