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Business Continuity Management Systems - Implementation and certification to ISO 22301

Book Description

This practical guide is written for organisations who are implementing a business continuity management system and certification in line with ISO 22301. It will prove invaluable for those new to business continuity management or to management systems. Enriched with self-assessment checklists, worksheets and top tips.

Table of Contents

  1. FRONT COVER
  2. HALF TITLE PAGE
  3. BCS, THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE FOR IT
  4. TITLE PAGE
  5. COPYRIGHT PAGE
  6. CONTENTS
  7. LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES
  8. AUTHOR
  9. FOREWORD
  10. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  11. ABBREVIATIONS
  12. 1 INTRODUCTION
    1. Who should read this book?
    2. The objective of this book
    3. Reader beware!
    4. How to use this book
  13. 2 MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS UNCOVERED
    1. Purpose and objective
    2. Terms and definitions
    3. Management systems explained
    4. Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) model
    5. Mandatory requirements for management systems
    6. Determining the scope of the management system
    7. Top management responsibilities with respect to the management system
    8. Management system documentation
    9. Improvement
    10. Writing policies and setting objectives
    11. Allocation of suitable resources
    12. Determining competencies
    13. Evaluation of the performance and effectiveness of the management system
    14. Alignment with or certification to ISO 22301? Which path should I choose?
    15. Conclusion: should my organisation consider certification?
    16. Summary
  14. 3 BUSINESS CONTINUITY FROM A MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PERSPECTIVE
    1. Purpose and objective
    2. The BCM lifecycle
    3. Positioning the BCM lifecycle with your BCMS
    4. Summary
  15. 4 COMPARING ISO 22301 WITH BS 25999 AND UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCES
    1. Purpose and objective
    2. How BCMS standards are produced
    3. The similarities between ISO 22301 and BS 25999
    4. The differences between ISO 22301 and BS 25999
    5. Certificate transition
    6. Summary
  16. 5 THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS
    1. Purpose and objective
    2. Terms and definitions
    3. Choosing a certification body
    4. Audit stages
    5. What to expect from the audit process
    6. How to prepare for the audit
    7. The audit experience
    8. Maintaining momentum after the initial audit and between audits
    9. Summary
  17. APPENDIX A
    1. Evaluating the performance of your business continuity management system
  18. APPENDIX B
    1. ISO 22301 Self assessment checklist
  19. REFERENCES
  20. SOURCES OF FURTHER INFORMATION
  21. NOTES
  22. BACK COVER