ISO 22301

  • Business Continuity Software – More than “Just Plans”

    I had a conference call last Friday with a very experienced professional regarding the purpose and intent of business continuity software. She made an interesting comment, in which she proclaimed, “It’s all about the recovery plans.” I…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Mar 06, 2018
  • Business Continuity Program Validation: An Overview of BCI Professional Practice 6

    This perspective provides an overview of the Business Continuity Institute’s Professional Practice 6 (PP6) – Validation, which is the professional practice that “confirms that the Business Continuity Management (BCM) program meets the objectives set in the Business…

    TJ Heginbotham, AMBCI TJ Heginbotham, AMBCI | Oct 10, 2016
  • Business Continuity Implementation: An Overview of BCI Professional Practice 5

    This perspective provides an overview of the Business Continuity Institute’s Professional Practice 5 (PP5) – Implementation, which is the professional practice that “executes the agreed strategies and tactics through the process of developing the Business Continuity Plan…

    John Verdi, MBCI John Verdi, MBCI | Apr 21, 2016
  • Business Continuity Strategy Design: An Overview of BCI Professional Practice 4

    This article provides an overview of Professional Practice 4 (PP4) – Design, which is the professional practice that “identifies and selects appropriate strategies and tactics to determine how continuity and recovery from disruption will be achieved”. Strategy…

    Michael Bratton, MBCI Michael Bratton, MBCI | Nov 18, 2015
  • The Critical Role Analysis Plays in Your Business Continuity Program: An Overview of BCI Professional Practice 3

    This article provides an overview of GPG Professional Practice 3 (PP3) – Analysis, which is the professional practice that “reviews and assesses an organization in terms of what its objectives are, how it functions, and the constraints…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Sep 22, 2015
  • Introducing ISO 22317 – The Business Impact Analysis Standard

    WHAT IS ISO 22317? The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 292, the committee responsible for writing security, resilience, and business continuity standards, has released its latest document: ISO 22317 – Societal Security – Business Continuity Management…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jul 20, 2015
  • The Importance of Embedding Business Continuity: An Overview of BCI Professional Practice 2

    This article reviews GPG Professional Practice 2 (PP2): Embedding Business Continuity and explains why embedding business continuity into your organization is important for driving success, describes best practices for embedding business continuity into day-to-day activities, and provides…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jun 15, 2015
  • The Need to Establish Business Continuity Governance: An Overview of BCI Professional Practice 1

    This article provides an overview of GPG Professional Practice 1 (PP1) – Policy and Program Management, the first of the six professional practices, and discusses the importance and recommendations in establishing the foundation for a repeatable and…

    Emily Vizcaino, MBCI, MBCP Emily Vizcaino, MBCI, MBCP | May 11, 2015
  • Introduction: BCI Good Practice Guidelines Series

    BACKGROUND The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) publishes the Good Practice Guidelines (GPGs), which is a compilation of six professional practices that provide guidance to business continuity practitioners on implementing and maintaining a business continuity program. While the…

    Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers |
  • Rethinking Business Continuity Metrics

    One of the most challenging management system activities that business continuity professionals need to execute (outside of coordinating actual recovery following a disruptive incident) is developing meaningful business continuity program metrics. ISO 22301 does not tell practitioners…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Feb 02, 2015