Preparing for a disaster, natural or malicious, is something which all organisations should be doing. Having a business continuity plan in place is vital for responding to unforeseen events. Still, you may find out that your plan isn’t up to scratch when you need it and importantly, you can’t go as quickly back to business as usual as you wish. Your organisation’s continuity will be at risk.
A business continuity management system (BCMS) is far more effective than a business continuity plan; it grows with the organisation, requires testing and can integrate with other management systems.
But how do you develop an effective BCMS? A survey by Continuity Central revealed that organisations use ISO 22301as best practice to ensure quality control of business continuity plans and systems. ISO22301 outlines the international standards for Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) required for a company to prepare for a disruptive incident.
IT Governance is conducting their own market research to establish how businesses of all sizes and types are dealing with business continuity, to get insight into the awareness of ISO 22301 and to identify the challenges and drivers businesses are facing today. You can take part in our ISO 22301 awareness survey here >> ISO22301 awareness survey.
The survey should take no longer than 2 minutes and you’ll be emailed a copy of the results.