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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.

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.

ISO 22301

This article compares ISO22301 with BS25999 and suggests areas where additional work will be required if organisations wish to certify to the new standard.

Delighted that I can now announce the successful ISO22301 certification for Millbrook Proving Ground.  Millbrook had their Stage 2 assessment in December, and passed with flying colours, and no non-conformities.  We have worked closely with Millbrook, implementing a new Management System that will enable a full integration with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 as both [...]

This year’s annual report from the International Standards Organisation (ISO) included figures on certifications to ISO 22301 for the first time ever: 1757 organisations had certified to the standard by the end of 2014.  The geographic distribution of certifications is similar to that seen with BS 25999 and the top three countries were: India (480 [...]

The Business Continuity Institute Supply Chain Resilience 2014 report was released earlier this week. Rather unsurprisingly, given the CMI survey results over the past 5 years, the main two causes of disruption were IT/telephony and extreme weather. The report highlights a ‘worrying finding’ in the low management commitment to this issue. However, given that almost [...]

ISO22301 success

Delighted that I can now announce the successful ISO22301 certification for Care Monitoring 2000, also known as CM2000.  Having previously certified to BS25999, CM2000 had their transition audit on 10 April, and passed with flying colours, and no non-conformities.  We have worked closely with CM2000 towards this transition, implementing a new Management System that will [...]

We should very much like to congratulate Ark-H Handling on their achievement of ISO 22301 certification last week, making them our first client to achieve the prestigious international standard.   The company achieved certification to BS 25999 in 2010 and their successful transition to ISO 22301 now places them in an elite group of companies [...]

As the anniversary of the publication of ISO 22301 approaches, it's interesting to look at which types of organisations have achieved certification; although it's still early days, a few themes are already emerging.  Firstly, in common with BS 25999, telecoms and financial services firms appear to be in the vanguard with BankInter, Arab Financial Services, [...]

It was announced last week that the Spanish bank Bankinter has become the first organisation in the world to achieve certification to ISO 22301, only two months after the standard was published.  This builds on the bank's success in gaining BS 25999 in August 2008. It is anticipated that many other organisations currently certified to [...]