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Business Continuity Standards

Plan-Do-Check-Act: what’s it all about?
BCMS and PDCA Hilary Estall looks at the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) model found in management system standards, such as ISO 22301. What does the PDCA model add for those involved in implementing a business continuity management system?

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Case study: how CityPoint achieved the world’s first ‘tall building’ ISO 22301 certification
CityPoint recently completed an unusual tall building ISO 22301 certification project. This article looks at the project and the lessons learned.
Hints and tips for ISO 22301 certification
Charlie Maclean-Bristol provides some practical advice for business continuity managers who are preparing for an ISO 22301 certification audit.

Update on North American business continuity and related standards
The minutes of a meeting of the NFPA 1600 revision committee provide a useful update about progress on North American business continuity and related standards.
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•Date: 17th April 2015 • North America •Type: Article

Measurement matters: the role of metrics in ISO 22301
BSI has published a white paper that explores the role of metrics in the ISO 22301 business continuity standard and aims to help people understand the standard’s BCM measurement requirements.
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•Date: 1st April 2015 • UK/World •Type: Article

New report looks into ISO 22301 usage
Organizations with strong top management commitment to standardising business continuity practice are four times more likely to adopt ISO 22301 than those who do not.
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•Date: 25th March 2015 • UK/World •Type: Article

Revised version of UAE business continuity standard now available
The UAE’s National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority has published an updated version of the country’s business continuity standard.
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•Date: 19th February 2015 • Middle East •Type: Article

BSI announces that BS 65000, the new organizational resilience standard, is now available
New standard provides an overview of organizational resilience, describing the foundations required and explaining how to build resilience.
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•Date: 25th November 2014 • UK/World •Type: Article

Houses of Parliament achieves business continuity management certification
As part of its commitment to ensure there is a robust business continuity management system in place, the UK Houses of Parliament has gained certification to ISO 22301, the international business continuity management system standard.
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•Date: 20th November 2014 • UK •Type: Article

Security Executive Council survey looks at which business continuity standard is the most popular
A recent poll by the Security Executive Council set out to discover which business continuity standards are being used when organizations are developing their business continuity programs.
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•Date: 19th November 2014 • US/World •Type: Article

PAS 7000 now available
PAS 7000 ‘Supply Chain Risk Management- Supplier prequalification’ helps answer three key questions relating to any organization’s supply chain partners.
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•Date: 6th November 2014 • UK •Type: Article

NFPA announcements relating to NFPA 1600, 2016 Edition
The US National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has made two announcements regarding the current revision process for the 2016 edition of its business continuity standard, NFPA 1600. 
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•Date: 28th October 2014 • US •Type: Article

Date set for launch of organizational resilience British Standard
The official launch of BS 65000 will be held on Thursday, 27th November.
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•Date: 23rd October 2014 • UK •Type: Article

NIST engages expert team to help develop its new Disaster Resilience Framework for Communities
Recognized leaders in their fields, NIST’s new disaster resilience fellows have been chosen to complement the knowledge and skill sets of agency researchers.
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•Date: 23rd October 2014 • US •Type: Article

NFPA to develop a community risk assessment and reduction standard
The US National Fire Protection Association Standards Council has approved a request to establish a standard for community risk assessments and reduction plans.
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•Date: 2nd October 2014 • US •Type: Article

Beyond recovery: the broader benefits of business continuity management
BSI has published a new white paper which explains why the benefits of BCM ‘go far beyond helping organizations recover from unexpected disruptions’.
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•Date: 22nd July 2014 • World •Type: Article

ASIS publishes supply chain risk management standard
The ‘Supply Chain Risk Management: A Compilation of Best Practices Standard’ will serve as a practitioner’s guide for the management of risks within the organization and its end-to-end supply chain.
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•Date: 17th July 2014 • US/World •Type: Article

ISO 22301 now included as a PS-Prep standard
FEMA has announced that the ISO 22301 business continuity standard has been accepted as a PS-Prep standard.
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•Date: 17th July 2014 • US •Type: Article

ASIS adds new standard to five part series of resilience standards
New standard entitled the ‘Auditing Management Systems: Risk, Resilience, Security, and Continuity - Guidance for Application.’
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•Date: 18th June 2014 • US •Type: Article

New crisis management standard now available
BS 11200:2014 sets out good practice for the provision of an effective crisis management response.
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•Date: 27th May 2014 • UK/World •Type: Article

ISO 22301: business continuity management system audit results and what they tell us
Hilary Estall takes a look at how organizations are faring with their BCMS audits and what, if any, trends are appearing.
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•Date: 11th March 2014 • UK/World •Type: Article

Agenda released for next NFPA 1600 update meeting
The NFPA Technical Committee on Emergency Management and Business Continuity will meet between March 25th-27th 2014 to discuss progress on the 2016 edition of NFPA 1600.
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•Date: 25th February 2014 • US •Type: Article

NFPA 1600 2016 edition development update
The draft minutes of a recent NFPA 1600 revision committee meeting have been published.
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•Date: 12th November 2013 • US •Type: Article

BSI consults on new crisis management guidance standard
Feedback can be given about 'BS 11200 Crisis Management - Guidance and good practice' until 10th January 2014.
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•Date: 1st November 2013 • UK/World •Type: Article

ISO 31000 guidance document now available from ISO
ISO/TR 31004:2013 ‘Risk management: Guidance for the implementation of ISO 31000.’
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•Date: 23rd October 2013 • World •Type: Article

Deadline approaches for feedback on UK National Occupation Standards for Business Continuity
Skills CFA consultation closes on Friday 11th October 2013.
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•Date: 9th October 2013 • UK •Type: Article

BSI seeks public comments on BS ISO 37500:2013 Guidance on outsourcing
New international standard includes detailed guidance on assessment and management of outsourcing risks.
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•Date: 4th October 2013 • UK/World •Type: Article

Revised BS ISO/IEC 27001 and BS ISO/IEC 27002 standards now available
The 2013 revision of the international information security standards will enable businesses of all sizes and sectors to accommodate the rapid evolution and increased complexity of managing information and the continual challenge that cyber security poses.
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•Date: 1st October 2013 • UK/World •Type: Article

New Australian Standard for the management of climate change risks
Standards Australia has completed work on the first Australian Standard dealing explicitly with the management of risks associated with climate change for communities and infrastructure.
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•Date: 2nd July 2013 • Australia •Type: Article

ISO publishes product recall standard
‘ISO 10393:2013, Consumer product recall – Guidelines for suppliers’.
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•Date: 17th April 2013 • World •Type: Article

New NFPA Authenticity Program protects standards users
Business continuity managers can now be assured that their NFPA 1600 copy is the real thing.
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•Date: 5th April 2013 • US •Type: Article

Telefónica gains ISO 22301 certification for all UK operations
BSI has awarded Telefónica UK certification to ISO 22301.
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•Date: 8th March 2013 • UK •Type: Article

Implementing ISO 22301
Avalution Consulting has released a new white paper, ‘Implementing ISO 22301: The Business Continuity Management System Standard.’
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•Date: 5th March 2013 • US/World •Type: Article

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