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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 [...]

Unsurprisingly, the prolonged loss of service to hundreds of thousands of O2 customers this week has attracted widespread media coverage.  However, from the point of view of a Business Continuity professional, there are two interesting aspects to this story that have not been (widely) reported: This is only the most recent disruption that O2 have [...]

Today marks the start of the annual Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) in the UK.  One of the hot topics for 2012 will undoubtedly be the release of ISO 22301 so we kick off our contributions to BCAW with an article comparing the new standard with the established BS25999.  The article is free to access [...]

The Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) for ISO 22301 was released on the 1st of February so it seems almost certain now that the new standard will be formally approved in the next few months.  There has already been a significant drop in BS 25999 certifications over the last year or so and, as in [...]

The new international Business Continuity standard, ISO 22301, will move a step nearer to publication next month when the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) is released.  The FDIS will then be circulated to all ISO member bodies who will vote whether or not to approve it in early 2012.  If it receives the required two [...]