BCM ISO 22301
Implementing Business Continuity Management according to ISO 22301
What is Business Continuity Management (BCM) ?
Every year the number of potential and real emergencies in companies increases. These can result in losses of millions of dollars, loss of IT infrastructure, damage to health and life of personnel, and reputational risks.
Business continuity management (BCM) is the strategic, tactical and operational ability of an organization to respond to emergencies or crises at an acceptable, predetermined level. BCM represents a holistic management process to manage emergency situations with preventive measures and to increase resilience of business processes. The planned approach of BCM enables business processes to be resumed as quickly as possible in the event of a failure.
With a properly implemented Business Continuity Management System according to ISO 22301 you get the following benefits:
- Protection of your business processes
- Implementation of the emergency organization
- Recording of the time-critical processes on the basis of the business impact analysis (BIA)
- Minimization of risks
- Documents, emergency strategies and emergency plans adapted to your company
- Validation of the contingency plans using tests and exercises.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- With an implemented ISMS according to ISO 27001, corresponding incidents, or their impact, can be reduced.
A Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) in accordance with ISO 22301 provides solution options and business continuity plans for how the time-critical processes are to be restarted in emergency situations and how they are to be returned to normal operating procedures implementation.
- Crises that are beyond your control cannot be avoided.
However, BCM supports you in minimizing the damage to your company as much as possible.
- BCM is required in the first place for companies in the KRITIS sectors (hospitals, energy and water suppliers, ...).
However, since 01.01.2021 with the entry into force of the STaRUG all managers of limited liability legal entities are obliged to risk management. This also includes early crisis detection and crisis management, in particular BCM.