BS 25999 Business Continuity Management Systems
BS25999 is a rapidly emerging standard the expected take-up of certification within the supply chain will mean that companies will need to implement Business Continuity plans much quicker than expected or else face losing business to their competitors.
The business world has become increasingly aware of the need for business continuity following a number of natural disasters and the ever present threat of terrorism
Recent flooding incidents have focused minds that the supply chain needs to have disaster planning and plans in place to prevent long term disruption to supply of goods and services.
BS25999 provides the framework to undertake risk assessment and implement contingency plans to reduce or eliminate mass disruption to business. Whether the disaster be caused by fire flood or even terrorism.
Who is it relevant to?
BS 25999 is suitable for any organisation, from any sector whether large or small. It is particularly relevant for organisations that operate in high risk environments such as finance, telecommunications, transport and the public sector.
BS 25999 is published in two parts:
Assessing, planning and testing your contingency plans will reduce the impact of any potential disruption to working practices and service/product delivery. And should the worst happen, a good Business Continuity Management System will aid effective and prompt recovery afterwards, so helping protect market share, reputation and brand. An effective Business Continuity Management System will provide:
How can we help your business?
We have experienced consultants who have been involved in Business Continuity Management for several years and have worked with some large organisations to achieve effective management of risk including assisting well known Certification Bodies gain UKAS approval for certification.
We can help to develop and implement a structured Business Continuity Management system to help minimise risk and so the chance of disruption to your organisation.
BS 25777 ICT continuity management - Code of practice
BS 25777 will help your organisation plan and implement an ICT continuity strategy. ICT continuity management supports the overall business continuity management (BCM) process of an organisation. BCM ensures that your organization's processes are protected from disruption and is able to respond positively and effectively when disruption occurs.
Disruption to ICT can therefore be a huge risk and can damage your organization's ability to operate and undermine its reputation. The consequences of a disruptive incident vary and can be far-reaching, and might not be immediately obvious at the time. So how would you cope?