Establishing Business Continuity Management System
Business continuity management is the need of every modern organization and a key process for ensuring the continuity of business processes. Depending on specificities of a business segment, business can tolerate only very short (seconds or minutes) or relatively long (days) breaks of business continuity, but every business process interruption causes direct financial and operative consequences, and the damage increases with time.
Business of organizations of today to a great extent depends on the systems based on information-communication technology, which are subject to failures and crashes. However, business also depends on elements like information, people and business space.
In order to prevent or control the consequences of continuity break in some parts of the business, it is necessary to come up with the Business Continuity Management System, BCMS. Business Continuity Plans, BCP, are developed within business continuity management, together with the framework for their refreshing, maintenance, and adjustment.
|Defining business continuity policy||Business continuity policy|
|Risk assessment||Risk assessment questionnaires|
|Business Impact Analysis, BIA||Business Impact Analysis questionnaires|
|Business Impact Analysis report|
|Catalogue of critical resources|
|Devising business continuity management strategy||Business continuity strategy|
|Devising and documenting business continuity plans||Master plan|
|Damage assessment plan|
|Critical data protection plan|
|Critical business functions/processes recovery plans|
|Testing plans||Business continuity plans testing scenarios|
|Maintaining plans||Procedures of upgrading plans|
|Updated business continuity plans|
|Education and awareness||Educational materials|