Business continuity - ISO 22301

Establishing a business continuity system

Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) planning in accordance with ISO 22301 helps to manage business risks and enables business to continue in the event of incidents. Ask yourself, can you effectively continue your business after a fire, flood, earthquake, or loss of your most important customers or suppliers?

Organizations that have not developed a business continuity plan are at great risk. As many as 90% of the organizations to which some of the mentioned incidents occurred will cease operations during the next 2 years, because they were not prepared to act in the event of a disaster.

Establishing a business continuity system enables continuous business and at the same time provides a sense of security to your clients and customers on whom the business depends. Business interruptions due to system failures, natural disasters, etc. can have a significant impact on the organization’s operations as well as undesirable financial and reputational consequences for the organization. Critical business systems make up more than 50% of systems and applications within organizations, which is why it is very important to have a realistic and strong business continuity strategy.

The requirements of the ISO 22301 standard are general and applicable to all organizations or parts thereof. Compliance depends on the business and complexity of the organization and therefore we offer you an individual approach and methodology. The meaning of business continuity is not limited to event prevention, but also the ability to react at a critical moment (Reaction → Recovery → Continuation of business → Return to normal business).

An overview of the steps taken to establish the ISO 22301 standard

Xiphos works with organizations throughout the business continuity process, from design, implementation, to business continuity plans, through the following phases:

PHASE 1: Development of business continuity methodology and policy
Our experts help you create a complete and functional solution for maintaining business continuity through the development of business continuity policies and methodologies for approaching its planning and implementation.

PHASE 2: BIA (Business Impact Analysis) analysis and risk assessment
Business impact analysis conducted by our experts in collaboration with the responsible persons of the organization’s business units and risk assessment related to business continuity using the best methodologies and management frameworks (such as ISO 31000).

PHASE 3: Preparation of business continuity strategies
We help you develop the most effective action strategies to prevent or minimize business interruptions and to act effectively in the event of an interruption.

PHASE 4: Development of recovery plans and “disaster recovery”
Our experts help you create detailed recovery plans that lead to a complete recovery of the business, and develop a “disaster recovery” for the recovery of IT resources.

PHASE 5: Education and testing
We prepare educational materials and provide education related to the approved business continuity plan, and we guide you when testing the business continuity plan.

PHASE 6: Maintenance
Xiphos helps you maintain business continuity plans through regular system audits and established processes.

PHASE 7: System certification (optional)
The business continuity management system can be certified in accordance with ISO 22301: 2012, and we help you prepare for certification during the certification itself.

Our experts with many years of experience will guide and advise you at every step. Contact us with confidence!

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