Business Continuity Management: Weathering the storm

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Business Continuity Management (BCM) outlines the minimum requirements needed to keep vital functions operating during an emergency or shutdown, to allow an organization to weather unexpected storms.

BCM identifies risk, threats and vulnerabilities that could impact an organization’s continued operations and provides a framework for building resilience and effective response capabilities. It improves an organization’s resilience by identifying key products and services and the most urgent activities that underpin them and devising plans and strategies that will enable the continuation of business operations. 

International standards

Released in May 2012, ISO 22301 provides a framework for policy and program management, ongoing monitoring and reporting, and routine governance tasks. ISO 22301:2012 specifies requirements to for the development and continual improvement of a documented management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disruptive incidents.

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