As a code of practice, this British Standard establishes the process, principles
and terminology of business continuity management (BCM). The purpose of this Standard
is to provide a basis for understanding, developing and implementing business continuity
within an organisation and to provide confidence in the organisation’s dealings with
customers, partners and other business entities. It also enables the measurement
of an organisation’s BCM capability in a consistent and recognised way that is based
on good practice.
BS25999 - Part 1 Summary
This British Standard specifies requirements for setting up and managing an effective
business continuity management system. (BCMS); emphasising the importance of a) understanding
business continuity needs and the necessity for establishing policy and objectives,
b) implementing and operating controls & measures, c) monitoring and reviewing the
performance and effectiveness of the BCMS & d) continual improvement based on objective
BS25999 - Part 2 Summary
Initiation and Management - Business Impact Analysis - Risk Evaluation and Control
- Developing Business Continuity Management Strategies - Emergency Response & Operations
- Developing and Implementing Business Continuity and Crisis Management Plans - Awareness
and Training Programmes - Maintaining and Exercising Business Continuity and Crisis
Management Plans - Crisis Communications - Co-ordination with External Agencies
Key BCM Elements
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