Standards

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Using ISO 27031 to Guide IT Disaster Recovery Alignment with ISO 22301

    Many organizations struggle to define the best method to meet business expectations regarding information technology (IT) recovery. ISO 27031 provides guidance to business continuity and IT disaster recovery professionals on how to plan for IT continuity and…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Nov 09, 2012
  • How to Determine Risk Appetite in the Context of Business Continuity

    The introduction of ISO 22301 (Societal security – Requirements – Business continuity management system) more closely aligns business continuity to the broader risk management discipline.  A major contributor to this alignment is the standard’s requirement to understand…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Jul 02, 2012
  • Organizational Resilience: What it could, or should, mean in the standards landscape

    As Posted in the Digital Edition of Continuity Insights Magazine Admittedly, I wrote this article to better get my mind around the swirling debate regarding the concept of organizational resilience and what it means – or better…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Apr 04, 2012
  • An Update on TC 223 and ISO 22301

    Online Exclusive – as published on drj.com  | Updated June 2012 [EDITOR’S NOTE – Brian Zawada is a member of the US Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 223. Zawada participated in the 2011 and 2012 meetings as a…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Aug 11, 2011