BCM – BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT

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Business Continuity Management (BCM) is a relatively new management discipline that is becoming increasingly important in connection with a turbulent environment and the effects of different risks on the organization’s operations and its aims is to effectively manage the time period of disruption of normal operations.
Many problems associated with the use of information systems and technologies are difficult to solve at the level of preventive measures. These are usually problems associated with the failure of parts of information systems or key technical elements due to natural disasters or the failure of the technology used. In these cases, the area of continuity (BCP) and renewal of functionality (DRP) of information systems and technologies comes on the scene.

BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE

“BCM is a management process supported by management that identifies the potential impact of losses and aims to create procedures and environments that ensure the continuity and recovery of key processes and activities of the organization, at a predetermined minimum level, in the event of disruption or loss.” BS 25999-1

The business continuity management system (BCMS) approach is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle. The approach known from other modern management systems (ISMS, QMS, EMS, OHSAS) is used to plan, implement and improve the effectiveness of the business continuity management system. As a result, this approach makes the implementation of the so-called integrated management system (unified management system that meets the requirements of at least two management systems – business continuity management, information security, quality management, environment and occupational health and safety) highly effective.

PROTECT THE IMAGE AND REPUTATION OF YOUR ORGANIZATION

Business Continuity Management (BCM) is not just about responding to an incident. It is also not just about disaster recovery, crisis management, risk management or technological recovery. BCM is a closely related and subordinated business activity that can provide a strategic and operational framework for looking at how an organization provides its products and services while being resilient to their destruction, disruption, or loss.

Many organizations rely on incidents not to happen to them or to allow insurance to recover quickly and effectively from a loss or incident. Of course, insurance is a key component of an overall BCM solution and can provide financial coverage for a loss or incident, but it does not prevent the incident itself, ensure business recovery, rebuild the organization, and regain lost customer confidence. While bombings, fires and floods occupy the front pages of newspapers, most crises are “silent catastrophes” that affect only one organization. These silent disasters are capable of damaging an organization’s most valuable assets, ie its brand or image and reputation. If the image and reputation of an organization are not consistently defended, even at a time when events that may adversely affect the normal operating and management system are just gaining momentum, they can be easily and quickly destroyed.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

In the process of planning the continuity of the organization’s activities, we proceed according to long-term practice, methodological principles and practices. The process and outputs of BCP set by us are in full compliance with the main industry standard ISO 22301 (formerly BS 25999 and PAS56: 2003 Guide to Business Continuity Management), ISO / IEC 27002, ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) standards, COBiT (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology) and, last but not least, with the capital adequacy requirements of BASEL II banks.

BCM IMPLEMENTATION

BCM management
– Providing advice on the interpretation of both parts of the standards
– Defining the parts of your organization that should be certified
– Preparation of BCM management documentation

Organization & current state analysis
– Analysis of the current state of BCM in your organization
– Identification of key processes, activities and services
– Carrying out an impact analysis (BIA) of process unavailability / loss
– Risk analysis and assessment
– Design and implementation of measures

Determining BCM strategy
– Overall strategy of continuity and renewal
– Process continuity and renewal strategies
– Continuity and renewal strategies

Developing and implementing BCM plans
– Design and preparation of a crisis management plan
– Preparation of business continuity plans
– Preparation of resource recovery plans

BCM testing, maintenance and auditing
– Testing and updating plans
– BCM pre-certification audit
– Identification of areas for improvement

  • BCM MANAGEMENT
  • CURRENT STATE ANALYSIS
  • DETERMINING BCM STRATEGY
  • BCM IMPLEMENTATION
  • MAINTAINING AND REVIEWING

CONSULTANCY

By adopting a standard approach to business continuity management, as outlined in ISO 22301, organizations can offer their customers and clients greater reassurance that they will be able to manage their continuity in times of disruption. In preparation for the certification of the Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) and compliance with the requirements of the ISO 22301 standard, the RAC team is ready to provide professional assistance and offers consulting support in the implementation of individual steps of successful implementation of BCMS.

BCM TRAINING

An important part of ensuring the security of IS in the organization is also the preparation of emergency plans, which ensure the continuity of business activities in cases where the effects of events (natural disasters, terrorist attacks, etc.) may disrupt the functionality of the organization.

At present, when many organizations feel the need to ensure the proper functioning of their information system, the training program prepared by our specialists is an opportunity to learn about the principles of planning the restoration of functionality as one of the steps in ensuring IS security in the organization.

BCM IMPLEMENTATION

BCM management
– Providing advice on the interpretation of both parts of the standards
– Defining the parts of your organization that should be certified
– Preparation of BCM management documentation

Organization & current state analysis
– Analysis of the current state of BCM in your organization
– Identification of key processes, activities and services
– Carrying out an impact analysis (BIA) of process unavailability / loss
– Risk analysis and assessment
– Design and implementation of measures

Determining BCM strategy
– Overall strategy of continuity and renewal
– Process continuity and renewal strategies
– Continuity and renewal strategies

Developing and implementing BCM plans
– Design and preparation of a crisis management plan
– Preparation of business continuity plans
– Preparation of resource recovery plans

BCM testing, maintenance and auditing
– Testing and updating plans
– BCM pre-certification audit
– Identification of areas for improvement

  • BCM MANAGEMENT
  • CURRENT STATE ANALYSIS
  • DETERMINING BCM STRATEGY
  • BCM IMPLEMENTATION
  • MAINTAINING AND REVIEWING

CONSULTANCY

By adopting a standard approach to business continuity management, as outlined in ISO 22301, organizations can offer their customers and clients greater reassurance that they will be able to manage their continuity in times of disruption. In preparation for the certification of the Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) and compliance with the requirements of the ISO 22301 standard, the RAC team is ready to provide professional assistance and offers consulting support in the implementation of individual steps of successful implementation of BCMS.

BCM TRAINING

An important part of ensuring the security of IS in the organization is also the preparation of emergency plans, which ensure the continuity of business activities in cases where the effects of events (natural disasters, terrorist attacks, etc.) may disrupt the functionality of the organization.

At present, when many organizations feel the need to ensure the proper functioning of their information system, the training program prepared by our specialists is an opportunity to learn about the principles of planning the restoration of functionality as one of the steps in ensuring IS security in the organization.

Do you want to know more information? Don’t hesitate to contact us!

Do you want to know more information? Don’t hesitate to contact us!

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