Standards

  • 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
  • The Basics of ISO 31000 – Risk Management

    After approval by the ISO member bodies, the ISO Technical Management Board Working Group on risk management released ISO 31000:2009, Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines in November of 2009. The authors designed the standard to be…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jan 19, 2011
  • Standards: It’s Time to Get Off the Sidelines

    When speaking about business continuity standards, we frequently hear the following feedback: “I am waiting for the ‘dust to settle’ on the development of the standards and for one to be chosen by the industry as the…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Nov 11, 2010
  • PS-Prep – Myth or Fact

    Having attended a number of conferences recently – many of which were focused on topics other than business continuity and disaster recovery – I’ve found that the amount of discussion regarding PS-PREP has increased substantially over the…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Mar 16, 2010
  • NFPA 1600 2010 Edition: What You Need to Know

    NFPA 1600 is a “Disaster / Emergency Management and Business Continuity” standard published by the National Fire Protection Association that was originally released in 1995.  The original iteration focused on tactical issues associated with disaster management.  However,…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jan 28, 2010