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Business Continuity Management (ISO 22301)

Business Continuity Management (BCM) helps you plan, implement and maintain a documented management system to prepare, respond and recover from disruptive incidents.

Business Continuity Management helps you prepare for and thrive in the midst disaster

Equipping you with the right tools to adequately protect and maintain your key business operations

Today’s business landscape is dynamic and unpredictable. You rarely have warning of incoming incidents and while you might get some lead time for your response process, things often go awry. That’s simply the nature of emergencies – they unfold in abrupt, unexpected ways. This is why comprehensive Business Continuity Management (BCM) is so important and advantageous. It can effectively save your business – especially when it’s aligned to an internationally recognised BCM standard like ISO 22301.

Managing high expectations around business continuity is a difficult process for most businesses to carry out alone

The complexity and level of integration across today’s hybrid IT environments means developing comprehensive business continuity management (BCM) is challenging for most businesses. With so many critical systems operating with an interconnected network, one blind spot could mean the downfall of your organisation.

Luckily, we help organisations cultivate and maintain business continuity in a holistic manner. Our experienced security consultants draw from international business continuity standard ISO 22301, working with your team to plan and implement a documented management system and enabling you to better respond to and recover from disruptive incidents.

ISO 22301

ISO 22301 is the international standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM)

It provides both public and private sector organisations with a means of addressing their business continuity and making their enterprises more resilient

ISO 22301 dictates how a high-performing business continuity management system (BCMS) should be set up

Ultimately, it ensures all elements of a business are working together to uphold normal operations in the event of a disruption. However, aligning your organisation’s BCMS to this standard might require impractical levels of effort, time and skill.

Our qualified team of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) consultants will significantly alleviate the burden involved in this process. We help you cultivate and maintain effective, ISO 22301 compliant business continuity through Business Impact Analyses (BIA), Risk Assessments, and Business Continuity Plan (BCP) development.

Our approach to developing comprehensive Business Continuity Management

We help to build resilience into your organisation, and prepare your for the unexpected

When delivering a business continuity management (BCM) framework, we follow the ISO 22301 business continuity standard, taking the following elements into account:

Business Continuity Management must be supported from the top-down. This ensures that your Business Continuity Plan is actively supported and sets the strategic direction for BCM. We work closely with your management teams to identify and document your Business Continuity (BC) context, and ensue that your goals and expectations are well-communicated.

A Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is a crucial preliminary stage of overall BCM. It identifies the potential impact of a sudden loss of business functions and helps you determine which of your organisation’s processes are most important and/or vulnerable. 

Ultimately, we assess the criticality of business activities and associated resource requirements, ensuring operational resilience and continuity of operations during and after a business disruption. BIAs include:

  • Establishing the context of the assessment, defining the criteria and evaluating the potential impact of a disruptive incident.
  • Defining the required output from the BIA and risk assessment.
  • Putting requirements in place to keep information up-to-date and confidential.
A Disaster Recovery (DR) Strategy is a key component of any BCP. It covers processes for handling IT disruptions to networks, servers, personal computers and more. Developing a DR Strategy draws on the BIA and focuses on identifying critical business and establishing the maximum downtime your organisation can withstand.
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Whether you’re a small to medium business, or a large enterprise, you need to a holistic Business Continuity Management (BCM) to remain competitive

Lost business continues to represent the largest share of data breach costs, accounting for 38% of the average total cost of an information security breach

This includes business disruption and revenue losses from system downtime, cost of lost customers and acquiring new customers, reputation losses and diminished goodwill. With a comprehensive Business Impact Analysis (BIA), Risk Assessment and tailored Business Continuity Plan (BCP), we can help minimise impact, reduce downtime and maintain key business functions.

What a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) provides you​

An effective BCP will help to minimise the impact of any disruptions that may lead to adverse effects on your operations, your brand and your people

We assist you in creating an effective BCP that will protect your business processes, assets, human resources, business partners and more. Our BCPs provide:
  • Critical emergency notification and disaster declaration procedures, including recovery team processes and facilities, as well as business restoration mechanisms.
  • A framework for the testing and maintenance of your continuity plan, including a master contact list, equipment inventories, connectivity schematics, etc.
To ensure the plan is implemented correctly, we run review workshops for management and key business owners, training them and checking their understanding of the Business Continuity Plan.
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