BSI Guidance on Exercising and Testing - PD25666:2010 now available


PD 25666 gives appropriate guidance to all organizations on performing exercising, including testing activities, for continuity and contingency programmes. Arrangements for information technology (IT) systems also fall under this general guidance.

This guidance is intended to be read and used in conjunction with BS 25999BS 25777, ISO/PAS 22399 and BS ISO/IEC 27001 and the other relevant BSI documents.

This Published Document provides a framework for, or signposts to, good practice for any organization that wishes to engage in exercising activities. Although there are operational differences between contingency and continuity programmes, it is suggested that there is synergy in exercising activities between these disciplines.

PD 25666 establishes the principles and terminology of exercising and gives guidance on the processes and methods for developing or improving continuity and contingency capabilities.

It gives guidance on establishing a programme that develops the competence and confidence of people through training and exercising.

PD 25666 describes the processes for defining the aim and objectives of exercises, presenting a business case and putting together a team to design and deliver an exercise.

It also describes the various methods of delivering exercises, which can be used singly or in combination to meet the exercise programme, and details the parameters that need to be considered in order to select the best approach to meet the particular exercise aims and objectives.

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LINK to BSI PD25666:2010