A Manager's Guide to ISO22301 - A practical guide to developing and implementing a business continuity management system
BIC: COMPUTING & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, Financial crises & disasters, Natural disasters
BISAC: COMPUTERS / System Administration / Disaster & Recovery
Published: 09 Apr 2013
What if the unthinkable happens?
Have you ever wondered whether your business continuity plan is any good, or whether you’ve even got a business continuity plan? Anyone can write a simple document, call it a business continuity plan and hope for the best. But, unless you know that it will do what it is supposed to, it may be a wasted investment.
A comprehensive introduction
This practical guide to the ISO 22301 business continuity management system standard shows you how to develop and implement a business continuity management (BCM) and disaster recovery plan; ensuring you get back on your feet with the minimum of fuss, should the unthinkable happen.
As an international standard, ISO 22301 is the benchmark used to judge how a business will cope with disaster and the resulting operational problems. Although only some public bodies are required by law to have business continuity plans, an ISO 22301 compliant system will give you peace of mind, reassure your customers and business partners and help you to meet your legal obligations.
Practical advice and detailed guidance
Written in a friendly, non-technical style this book:
- starts with an overview of business continuity, how it relates to IT disaster recovery (ITDR) and how ISO 22301 differs from its predecessor, BS 25999
- describes the BCM policy and related policy statement and gives an overview of the BCM process, providing a summary of the sections and main components of ISO 22301
- discusses business impact analysis (BIA) and risk assessment in the context of business continuity
- outlines key areas of BCM including strategy, procedures, testing, evaluation and improvement
- examines BCM culture, document management, reporting and certification, and briefly considers BCM standards and codes of practice
- includes a selection of time-saving templates, including a BCM policy document
- is written for managers rather than experts, making it an ideal introduction for non-specialists
Disaster can strike without warning, so the time to start developing an ISO 22301 compliant system is now. This book is the perfect place to start.
1. Introducing Business Continuity Management
2. Overview of the BCM Process
3. Business Impact Analysis and Risk Assessment
4. Business Continuity Strategy
5. Business Continuity Procedures
6. Exercising and Testing
7. Performance Evaluation
9. BCM Culture
10. Document Management and Control
11. Reporting and Assurance
13. Standards and Codes of Practice
Appendix 1: A BCM Policy
Appendix 2: BCM Competencies
Appendix 3: A Risk Register
Appendix 4:A Crisis Management Team
Appendix 5:A Communication Cascade
Appendix 6:Document Templates
Appendix 7: A Document Register
Appendix 8: Acronyms and Abbreviations