This webcast is the second in the the Continuity ForumsClimate Adaptation Programme (CAP)webcast series and focuses on the critical role BCM and Risk Professionals have in addressing the threats posed by Climate Change.
In this edition Continuity Forum Programme Director, Sara McKenna, questions Russell Price and Kylie Russell (Business Lead for the Environment Agency Climate Ready programme) on the work underway and how the BCM and Risk professions need to evolve their efforts.
Introducing the latest international standard ISO 22313
The Guidance for Business Continuity management standard ISO 22301
BS ISO 22313 Societal security — Business continuity management systems — Guidance offers global best practice to organizations implementing an effective Business Continuity Management System (BCMS).
Acting as the guidance document for ISO 22301, the standard provides a more intuitive framework to those pursuing business continuity best practice. It is a key milestone to support the uptake and implementation of effective BCM worldwide.
Together, these BCM standards seek to support organizations in their on-going challenge to improve business resilience in the face of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or civil unrest.
Across disparate areas, expert opinion has confirmed everyone needs to be more active and to start considering how Climate Chnage may affect them. The Continuity Forum has developed relationships with government and academia, investigating the contribution our professions expertise can make to this challenge.
What has become clear over this time is that there are very few people in better positions to understand the risks and consequences to organisations and communities than the BC and Risk Management Communities. Whether its Flooding or Drought, Supply Chain disruption or Fire, even natural disasters, our sectors have real experience of how to cope more effectively. Moreover, with the changing landscape and profile of Business Continuity and Risk Management across the world the time is now right to seek positive engagement on how we can help deliver cost-effective, viable and sustainable solutions.
The European Commission, pursuing the increase of the global competitiveness of EU security industry while enhancing the security of Europe, has requested the European Standardisation Organisations (ESOs) to draft three European standardisation roadmaps in the security sector under action 1 in their Communication on Security Industrial Policy.
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The BCM World event opens in November for two days starting on the 7th providing a conference programme and exhibition space, along with access to over free 30 seminars across three seminar rooms.
Attendance at the conference costs £975 (£875 for BCI members), but you can visit the exhibition space and seminars for free if youregister as a visitor.
Its always difficult to pull out highlights when there is a lot on offer and the scope so wide, but we have suggested what we think may be some top tips for your visit for the conference and seminar programme.
The popular yellow cover Dummies Guides from Wiley adds a new title to the series today focusing on Business Continuity. The Dummies Guide to Business Continuity has been published with support from the Cabinet Office especially to help support the 4.5 million small and medium sized enterprises in the UK understand, quickly apply and gain the benefits of good Business Continuity practices.
SMEs matter and are vital in supporting their local communities cope with disasters and that’s why the government ensured that the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) committed to help SMEs improve their resilience to civil emergencies. In partnership with the private sector, including the Continuity Forum and with sponsorship from the BCI and EPS, this new Dummies Guide aims to provide easy access to expert advice to help them prepare and cope with disruption of all kinds.
The session is part of the Continuity Forum webinar series and was first broadcast in September 2012.
Hilary Estall of Perpetual Solutions is our guest for the session and she outlines how the migration can be more easily made from other standards such as BS 25999-2 to the new ISO and what the auditor is likely to focus on when assessing your system.
The Cyber Risk Insurance Forum (CRIF), the group established to develop a securityframework for companies taking out cyber insurance, has held its inaugural meeting, expanding its membership and developing two lines of focus for its on-going campaign.
Global information assurance firm NCC Group, with Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), Zurich Insurance, CNA Europe and Oval, established the group earlier this year under the Cyber Insurance Working Group title.
The founding members have now increased to include Thales, Continuity Forum, ACE Insurance and Hill & Knowlton, bringing together a broader spectrum of thought leaders.
CRIF Chairman, Daljitt Barn said: “Cyber insurance doesn’t mitigate the risk of suffering a cyber attack in itself, but if combined with cyber risk best practice, it will. Driving development of those guidelines depends on making organisations aware of the risks that they face.”
The Cyber Risk Insurance Forum seeks to develop a framework of recommended information security practices and policies to support the uptake of cyber insurance, protecting insurers and businesses alike.
The name change was implemented following the group’s first meeting, as part of a concerted focus on risk mitigation.
Matthew Hogg of LIU, a founding Member of CRIF explains: “We realise from our discussions with industry that a two-pronged attack is necessary to drive our campaign forward."
BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles CISMP
This five-day course will run week commencing 03/09/2012 in Cardiff City Hall reduced from £2000 to £1175.
This course has been commissioned by Cardiff City Council and is being offered to Continuity Forum members, at cost, at the significantly discounted rate of £1175 + VAT. The advertised rate of this course is usually in the region of £2000 + VAT so this presents a fantastic saving for anyone wishing to attend this particular offering.
All course materials, the course exam, refreshments and lunch are included. Please note places are limited so early booking is advised. The rate may be negotiable for multiple bookings.
Following on from the Continuity Forum Webcasts in May, June and July we are adding four more sessions starting in late August and through September covering the next steps for organisations. We are now taking bookings and places will be limited so prompt action is recommended.
On the 6th September in London the BSI will be hosting the 2012 Business Continuity Management Conference. This will be the sixth of these annual events and this years event is titled "ISO 22301 and Beyond"
Through this conference the BSI is giving you the chance to get behind the scenes of ISO 22301 and ISO 22313 standard developments to discover why they are needed and what this means for business continuity professionals worldwide.
There are two new Business Continuity books coming out this summer that are likely to find their way on to the book shelves of many of our readers and partners. They are chalk and cheese in their content, but significant publications as they address two topics that feature highly in the questions we receive here at the Continuity Forum.
For many years one of the most consistent questions we have had, especially from those coming to BCM for the first time, has been, "what would we recommend as an introduction?" and we can now add the Dummies Guide to the Practical Business Continuity Management.
More recently, since the launch of ISO 22301, and perhaps at the other end of the scale, the questions have been centred on getting good advice on how to implement the new ISO Standard; and with virtually perfect timing, Hilary Estall brings us her Guide to Implementing ISO 22301.