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Business Continuity Management: Choosing to Survive by Abdullah Al Hour

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CHAPTER 4: BCM STANDARDS

Throughout the history of BCM, there have been noticeable variances in terms of understanding, implementations, and requirements across the world. These were caused by a local and isolated approach towards BCM, neglecting the international and cross-border effects. As the world effectively moved closer together, the BCM industry needed a push towards standardization. In 2003, the British Standards Institute (BSI) took a major step forward and issued a publicly available specification (PAS), which was given the code 56, addressing the subject of business continuity management. PAS 56 remained in circulation until December 2006, when the BSI issued the first British, intended to be global, BCM Standard with the code BS25999. ...

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