Standards

  • Program Roles & Responsibilities in a Business Continuity Management System

    Business Continuity Roles and Responsibilities Nearly every business continuity standard and regulation require clearly articulated roles and responsibilities.  This includes ISO 22301, the Business Continuity Institute’s Good Practice Guidelines, Disaster Recovery Institute, FFIEC requirements on business continuity,…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Dec 19, 2019
  • Using DMARC Effectively

    Implementing DMARC is one thing. Making the commitment to implement DMARC in its most aggressive configuration is another. Conceptually, Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) is simple. DMARC provides a mechanism for email receivers to validate…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Feb 28, 2018
  • 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 |
  • Sources of Corrective Actions

    Part of Avalution’s Conforming to ISO 22301 Series This perspective is the eighth in a series to discuss key elements of the ISO 22301 business continuity management system, including value-adding elements of the standard or requirements that could…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | May 26, 2014
  • How to Establish an Early Warning System

    Part of Avalution’s Conforming to ISO 22301 Series This perspective is the sixth in a series to discuss key elements of the ISO 22301 business continuity management system, including value-adding elements of the standard or requirements that…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Nov 21, 2013
  • Using Lessons Learned in the Evaluation of Business Continuity Procedures

    Part of Avalution’s Conforming to ISO 22301 Series The management system approach to business continuity requires a culture of continual improvement in business continuity programs.  One of the key steps in facilitating continual improvement is to regularly…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Nov 07, 2013
  • 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