Business Continuity Management System
Certification of an organization’s Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) against ISO 22301 is one means of providing assurance that the certified organization has implemented a system for business continuity in line with the standard.

Credibility is the key advantage of being certified by a respected, independent and competent third party. The assurance it provides gives confidence to management, business partners, customers and auditors that the organization is serious about business continuity management.

The ISO standard, ISO 22301, "Societal Security - Preparedness and Continuity Management Systems - Requirements", specifies requirements for setting up and managing an effective Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). This effectively replaces the BS 25999, an independent standard for Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) released earlier by the British Standards Institute.

The ISO 22301 standard consists of two parts:

Part 1 is the Standard Code of Practice which establishes the principles, terminology and process of business continuity management. It covers the activities and deliverables applicable in establishing a business continuity management process for organizations of all types, sizes, and missions whether governmental or private, profit or non-profit, large or small, or industry sector.

Part 2 is the Management Standard Specification which outlines the requirements for implementing, operating and improving a documented BCMS that can be objectively and independently audited.

About this workshop

Business Continuity Management (BCM) is a management process that identifies potential impacts that threaten an organization and provides a framework for building resilience and the capability for an effective response which safeguards the interests of its key stake holders, reputation and brand.

Business have evolved over a period of time and such reliance are built by enterprises ad-hoc, based on short term needs and are on stand-alone basis. Developing a comprehensive and integrated Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) is a challenge faced by most enterprises.

Business Security becomes an important component of the business and provides confidence to the entire business ecosystem. Eventualities become manageable issues, responses predictable and business deliveries balanced.

This workshop aims to provide an approach to developing a comprehensive Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) by adopting global best practices and standards.


This workshop enables organization to strengthen their management systems and capabilities to enhance organizational resilience.

On attending this workshop, participants will get a better understanding of

  • ISO 22301 - the standard for BCMS
  • How to develop a BC and DR plan
  • Establish the scope of your BCMS
  • Create BCMS policy, objectives and processes
  • Adopt a step-by-step approach to implementation
  • Develop a plan to implement a BCMS
  • Prepare for ISO 22301 certification

 This workshop will help participants understand how to implement / audit the requirements of ISO 22301 for the organization.

Who should attend

This workshop is meant for professionals responsible for Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) in key functions such as

  • Security Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Human Resource Department
  • Administration Department
  • Financial Department
  • Emergency Unit
  • Operations
  • Supply Chain
  • Risk and Crisis Management

Anyone aspiring to understand the requirements for certification of an organization’s Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) against ISO 22301 would benefit from this workshop. Those who are working or have worked in Business Continuity Management will find this particularly useful. Prior knowledge on BCP/DR and the BS 25999 standard is desirable.

Workshop Outline

  • Introduction to BCMS
  • What is ISO 22301
  • ISO 22301 - the Standard
  • The Benefits of ISO 22301
  • Why Certification to ISO 22301
  • How to Implement ISO 22301
  • What is Business Continuity Planning / Disaster Recovery
  • Assessing Risks in Enterprises
  • Prioritizing systems and functions for recovery
  • Developing the BC and DR Plan and integrating organizational relationships
  • Five stages in implementation
  • Developing BCP strategies
  • Implementing BC & DR Plans
  • Testing and Dry Run
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