Continuity Standards

Continuity in Business is an  affiliate of the British Standards Institute (BSI). 

Many standards that purport to assist with Business Continuity and related activities.   Here we show you the ones you need to consider.  We include British, American and International Standards.

COMPLETE KIT

If you’re not on a budget, a brilliant option is to buy the BSI’s ‘business continuity’ kit.  It includes the Business Continuity Standard, BS25999), the Information and Communications Standard (BS25777) and eight supporting books on testing and exercising plans, human issues, meeting the standards, auditing plans, writing communication strategies, managing risk and disaster management.

 

BS25999 BRITISH STANDARD FOR BUSINESS CONTINUITY

BS25999 is the official British Standard for Business Continuity.  It’s also the basis the pending ISO international standard and many other standards in the arena.  If you only buy one standard, this is the one for you.  Annoyingly, it’s in two parts:

 Or, if you prefer a laminated booklet:

 

OTHER STANDARDS

If you prefer the American National Standard, that’s available:

There’s a useful standard for the often-neglected continuity within supply chain management:

There’s a number of standards for Information Security: we include the one for techniques and one for technical incidents:

This one

A ‘draft’ of the proposed new standard for Crisis Management is available as ‘Publicly Available Standard 200′ (PAS200):

Several useful books are also available from the British Standards Institute:

 

Need something else? Try the BSI Business Continuity Shop.

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