What is ISO 22301?
The full name of this standard is ISO 22301:2019 Security and resilience – Business continuity management systems . It is an international standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and it describes how to manage business continuity in an organization. This standard is written by leading business continuity experts and provides the best framework for managing business continuity in an organization.
One of the features that differentiates this standard from other business continuity frameworks/standards is that an organization can become certified by an accredited certification body, and will therefore be able to prove its compliance to its customers, partners, owners, and other stakeholders.
Benefits of an ISO 22301-compliant business continuity management system
Protect assets, turnover and profits: Effective business continuity management (BCM) enables organisations to protect their income steam following an incident or disaster, while reducing the risk of further losses.
Ensure continuity of business operations: A BCMS helps maintain an organisation’s service levels to its customers. It also helps business leaders to assess the potential impacts of an operational disruption, make the right decisions quickly, deploy an effective response and minimise the overall impact.
Increase competitive advantage and enhance corporate reputation: Organisations with an ISO 22301-compliant BCMS can improve customer confidence in the organisation’s ability to respond to incidents.
Meet legal and regulatory requirements: We recommend ISO 22301 compliance as a useful tool for implementing a well-defined incident response and reporting structure.
Obtain an independent assessment of your security posture: Accredited certification involves regular reviews and internal audits that provide an expert opinion as to whether the BCMS is functioning properly and provides the level of security needed to protect the organisation’s products and services.
What is the starting point for any business entity wishing to start implementing the standard?
Quite simply, it is possible to seek the assistance of a specialized consultancy body, which is (IQDC) Consulting Company, which has practical experience and a team of qualified consultants who hold specialized certificates, which distinguishes the company from other entities, and allows it to qualify various organizations to achieve the international certificates.