The risks for businesses today are increasing all the time, as are the consequences of incidents and interruptions. Too many companies lose time, customers and income because of circumstances beyond their control. Companies that have a business continuity plan are able to not only minimise their losses and retain their clients, but also win new business!
Everything you want to know about Business Continuity will show you how to develop a modern response to the operational risk landscape and how to prepare your organisation for interruptions to your key activities, minimising the impact on your bottom line, reputation and credibility. You will be able to identify and assess the risks to your company and put in place a ‘fit-for-purpose’ business continuity plan which will enable you to meet the expectations of your customers and stakeholders in the event of an unforeseen incident.
This practical book will guide you through domestic and international standards relating to business continuity, with particular reference to ISO22301. Companies achieving certification under the Standard will communicate to their stakeholders their commitment to uninterrupted supply. Your company will enjoy greater customer loyalty and be more competitive, enabling you to retain and win more business!
Table of Content:
1: The Operational Risk Landscape for Business and Other Organisations
2: What Does BCM Actually Achieve?
3: An Incredibly Short History: Early DR to 2011 BCM
4: The Role of Standards and Independent Validation
5: The Management System Approach versus a Simple BC Plan
6: Planning the BCMS
7: Identifying the Organisation’s Requirements
8: Strategy and Options
9: Incident and Crisis Response
10: The Assurance Process
11: BCM as a Competitiveness/Assurance Tool
12: Tools and Software
13: The New World of Sustainability
14: How to Do It