ISO 27001 Implementation
A short article with some top tips for the successful implementation of ISO 27001:2013. Based on practical experience, and an enviable track record in assisting clients through to certification, this article gives highlights some critical steps to take in the route to ISO 27001 accreditation.
ISO 27001 READINESS FOR GDPR
A quick surf of the internet lists many articles demonstrating how ISO 27001 can help you to be ready for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), usually from companies only too glad to help you implement ISO 27001. In this article, I would like to take a slightly different tack, and look at some of the things you must consider when updating your Information Security Management System (ISMS) to encompass the requirements of GDPR.
ISO 27001 vs ISO 22301: The On-Going Debate
There has been significant debate about the overlap of ISO 22301 (Business Continuity ) and ISO 27001 (Information Security). This article clarifies whether one standard or management system would provide reassurance for both disciplines.
Business Continuity in the Supply Chain
Resilience of the Supply Chain continues to be a concern for businesses, as highlighted in the recent BCI/BSI Horizon Scan 2014 survey. This article suggests some considerations to ensure resilience in your Supply Chain.
Transition: BS25999 to ISO22301
Several organisations are currently undergoing the transition from BS25999 to ISO22301. Based on personal experience auditing organisations to BS25999 and assisting businesses with their transition to ISO22301, this article offers some guidance for the certification change.
Business Continuity: Getting Started for SMEs
Implementing Business Continuity for SMEs presents its own challenges. Based on personal experience, this article highlights some of the primary steps for introducing a basic Business Continuity programme into SMEs.
Building on the Basics
Based on personal experience, this article highlights some of the primary steps in planning and conducting an incident management desk-top exercise. This has also been been published in the Q1 2014 edition of Continuity.
BCM in Manufacturing Companies
Implementing BCM effectively in a manufacturing environment presents some specific challenges. This article summarises some key lessons learned from our numerous business continuity projects with manufacturing companies.
This article compares ISO22301 with BS25999 and suggests areas where additional work will be required if organisations wish to certify to the new standard.
Risk Assessment remains an important part of any Business Continuity programme but confusion persists about how to conduct a risk assessment and how it fits into the overall Business Continuity Lifecycle. This article offers some practical guidance.
The Cost of Disruptions
How much could an operational disruption cost your organisation? This article summarises the findings of various research studies on this topic.
Getting Your House in Order
The Business Impact Analysis is a vital part of the Business Continuity Lifecycle but is still poorly understood. This article provides a simple, practical explanation of the process.
A number of recent incidents have highlighted the importance of good crisis communications. This article provides some basic guidance on how to prepare.
Hanging on the Telephone
Despite the sophistication of their Business Continuity Planning, many organisations still overlook the practical aspects of crisis communications. This article offers some thoughts on the subject.
The Nature of Crises: Explaining Some Persistent Myths
Effective Crisis Management requires a significant amount of preparation. This article suggests some reasons why organisations tend not to do this.
Business Continuity Planning Self-Assessment Questionnaire
If you are new to Business Continuity Planning, this 5-minute checklist gives you some ideas about where the weaknesses are in your organisation.
Crisis Management Exercises as a Training Tool
Some thoughts on how to plan and run Crisis Management exercises in order to maximise the training value.
Business Continuity Planning – Which Threats Should You Consider
One of the key diffiuclties in Business Continuity Planning is working out which threats to pay attention to. This article discusses why some people get this wrong and suggests an elegant solution to the problem.
Crisis Management Teams – Some Danger Signs
The membership of your Crisis Management Team is crucial: this article gives some hints on getting the composition right.
The following books provide a good introduction to various aspects of Business Continuity Planning and Crisis Management. Recently updated.
Is Your Crisis Management Training Effective?
Expenditure on Crisis Management training is one of the major items in most Business Continuity Planning budgets: this article offers some guidance for ensuring that you get value for money from your investment.
Exercise Mountain Lion
Practise your Crisis Management skills with this simple puzzle: we are happy to provide feedback if you send us your solutions at email@example.com.
Financing Business Recovery
Few organisations give much thought in their Business Continuity Planning to how they will finance their business recovery. Whilst insurance is clearly critical, this article suggests that companies should also look at other sources of funding.