Business Continuity

  • Internal Audit – Protecting Your Investment in ISO 22301

    Part of Avalution’s Conforming to ISO 22301 Series This perspective takes a look at Clause 9.2, ISO 22301’s requirement for internal audit, defined as an independent assessment that provides management with feedback regarding the performance of the…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Aug 01, 2013
  • Why Documentation Is So Much More Than Just Documents

    Part of Avalution’s Conforming to ISO 22301 Series This perspective takes a look at ISO 22301’s requirement for documentation, which includes documented processes and procedures, as well as evidence of business continuity planning execution.  The content found…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jul 10, 2013
  • How to Perform Effective Management Reviews

    Part of Avalution’s Conforming to ISO 22301 Series This perspective takes a look at one element of Clause 9.3, the management review (a process that Avalution feels is one of the most valuable elements of ISO 22301).

    Michael Bratton, MBCI Michael Bratton, MBCI | Jun 10, 2013
  • Does Your Business Continuity Management System Have “Issues”?

    Part of Avalution’s Conforming to ISO 22301 Series ISO 22301 is the first standard to employ the new ISO format for management systems standards, which involves a considerable amount of “templatized” management system content across ten clauses. …

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | May 28, 2013
  • Bridging the Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery Gap

    Increasing Coordination Between the Business and IT in Preparedness Activities One of the most common questions we receive at Avalution is, “How can my organization increase coordination between different groups performing preparedness activities, specifically ‘the business’ and…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Mar 28, 2013
  • Implementing ISO 22301: The Business Continuity Management System Standard

    Today we announced the release of a new white paper, Implementing ISO 22301: The Business Continuity Management System Standard, co-authored by Brian Zawada, Avalution’s Director of Consulting and the Chairman and Head of U.S. Delegation to ISO…

    Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers | Feb 26, 2013
  • Multi-Site Disaster Response and Coordination Best Practices

    Most organizations that have experienced a crisis would likely agree that advance planning is critical to enabling an effective response. When a disaster impacts several sites simultaneously, it makes coordination even more chaotic, so the importance of…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Feb 12, 2013
  • ISO 22301’s Relationship to BS 25999-2 and Other Standards

    Similar to other management systems standards, ISO 22301 is based on the ‘Plan-Do-Check-Act’ model that seeks to improve – in a continual manner – the effectiveness of the organization’s performance through proficient planning, implementation, supervision, review and…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Jan 14, 2013
  • Why You Should Pay Attention to Business Continuity Standards (Even If You Aren’t Seeking Certification)

    Standards…ugh! Even though the business continuity profession appears to be paying some attention to the topics of standards development and organizational certification, you may be tempted to skip over these articles and ignore the opportunity to review…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Dec 13, 2012
  • Crisis Communications: An Organizational Balancing Act

    For an organization experiencing a crisis, the ever-persistent nature of our 24/7 global society means that impacts extend well beyond the location of the crisis. Organizations that successfully manage and respond to disruptive events do so because…

    Michael Bratton, MBCI Michael Bratton, MBCI | Nov 19, 2012