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BSI publishes new organizational resilience standard - BS 65000:2014

BS Standard 65000 Guidance on Organizational Resilience publishedThe British Standards Institution (BSI) has published the new guidance standard for organizational resilience.

The new standard BS 65000:2014 | guidance on organizational resilience was first mooted more than four years ago and has passed through a number of major development stages prior to its final publication.

New BSI Standard for Organizational Resilience BS 65000 | OFFICIAL LAUNCH

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New Organizational Resilience Standard Launch
 
The launch for the new British Standard for Organizational Resilience BS 65000 was held in the Guildhall in the City of London on 27th November 2014. Around 100 attended the event that included presentations form the BSI, the Corporation of London and members of the project team.
 
The BS 65000 standard offers guidance on how organizational resilience can be enhanced through connecting the strategic goals of the business with wider thinking on the processes and resources that deliver value enhancing capabilities.  
 

The Business Continuity role in adapting to climate change

Environment Agency - Climate Adaptation Last winter heavy rain, storm force winds and large waves combined with high spring tides presented England with unprecedented flooding from the sea, rivers, groundwater and surface water.

Thousands of properties were flooded, infrastructure was damaged and tragically, eight people lost their lives. The full impact of these events has not yet been calculated but we do know that 175,000 businesses in England are at risk of flooding [note1].  

Government sets the bar for Cyber Risk with Cyber Essentials

Cyber essentials scheme Logo Department of Business, Innovation & Skills Minister, Right Hon David Willetts MP, has announced the certification framework for Cyber Essentials, the governments new initiative aimed at creating a minimum expected capability for cyber security.  

HMG announces Cyber Essentials Scheme

 

 

As part of the UK government's long-term strategy to address the increasing threats around cyber risk HMG has announced its Cyber Essentials Scheme.

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

The scheme identifies and focuses on five principal areas that businesses of all types and sizes must consider as "the essential" foundation of their cyber security.

Introducing Standards

This is a short introduction to the world of Standards outlining how they are developed. 

A standard is a document defining best practice, established by consensus and approved by a recognized body (such as BSI, ANSI or ISO). Each standard is kept current through a process of maintenance and review whereby it is updated, revised or withdrawn as necessary.

Industry Award for the Cyber Essentials scheme

 
Cyber Essentials Scheme
 
The government backed Cyber Essentials scheme has been recognised with the Editors Award from SC Magazine. The scheme was developed by BIS and CESG to help businesses put in place practical measures that have been proven to help protect against cyber risk following an extensive period of industry consultation. 
 

BS 12999 | Draft For Comment | Damage management

BSI Standards development The BSI has been working to produce standaised Guidance for Damage Management that outlines the processes followed to facilitate the reinstatement and future integrity of affected public, commercial or domestic property, contents, facilities and assets, in the event of an incident or peril that causes damage.  The consultation closes at the end of April 2015.

This code of practice called BS 12999 builds on the already recognized BDMA Standards and connects and supports other standards covering Business Continuity and Recovery Management . 

Call for Comments - Supply Chain Continuity - ISO 22318

ISO 22318 Supply Chain Continuity Management Introduction 

ISO 22318 is a guidance document developed by ISO to address Supply Chain Continuity Management (SCCM).  It has been created to complement ISO 22301 the International Standard for Business Continuity Management Systems and its associated guidance ISO 22313. 

Before Standards are finalised there is a process of review and comment that helps ensure the quality and consistency of the content they contain.

ISO 22318 despite being called a techincal specification is a guidance document that aims to help those managing BCMS programmes better address the challenge of Supply Chain Continuity.

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This Technical Specification (TS) expands the business continuity guidance given in ISO 22301 and ISO 22313 on establishing appropriate levels of continuity management within an organisation’s supply chain.

It assumes that the organisation seeking to establish Supply Chain Continuity Management (SCCM) is already aware of the principles of Business Continuity Management and has established, or intends to implement, a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) broadly aligned to the established standards.

It also considers the implications to the organisation of suppliers of products or services which do not have adequate continuity arrangements in place.

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The download of ISO 22318 is provided for you to make comments on the draft standard proposed to published by ISO.  It is not the final verison and should not be used or referenced AFTER 13th FEBRUARY 2015, which is also the closing date for comments.

About submitting COMMENTS

Provided below is a Comments Template Spreadsheet. You should use this to submit any comments you may have on the proposed Supply Chain Continuity Management Standard.

When submitting comments it is ESSENTIAL you understand the process of review that follows the consultation period. Comments fall generally into three categories:

Technical - These relate to accuracy of the definitions or processes  included in the text.  If you feel a passage of text fails to meet a techincal critieria then you must indicate the correction you feel is needed.

Editorial - These comments relate to spelling and clarity. If notice any misspellings or wish to propose changes to sentances, parargraphs or illustrations to aid comprehension and understanding then you must propose an alternative version for the reviewing panel to consider.   

General - Comments that relate to your opinions can be made.  This should concisely describe the point and, where possible, point to references that support your view.  It is highly desireable that any general comments made offer a proposed alternative or solution in support of your opinion.

Section numbers & Line numbers - Please use these to illustrate exactly what your comment refers to! 

Identity - Please use your initials (or the name of your organization) to help identify your comments as all comments are usually compiled into ONE review document for the panel.  

RETURN DATE: 13th February - Comments recieved after this date will not be considered.  

Click below to download the Draft Standard for Supply Chain Continuity Management - ISO 22318. If you would prefer to receive these docments by email please send a request to us at info@continuityforum.org  

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Call for Comments - Business Impact Analysis - ISO 22317

ISO 22317 Business Impact Analysis Introduction 

ISO 22317 is a guidance document developed by ISO to provide more guidance on the Business Impact Analysis (BIA) process.  

It has been created to complement ISO 22301, the International Standard for Business Continuity Management Systems, and its associated guidance ISO 22313. 

Before Standards are finalised there is a process of review and comment that helps ensure the quality and consistency of the content they contain.

ISO 22317 despite being called a techincal specification is a guidance document that aims to help those managing BCMS programmes in the development of their Business Impact Assessments.  It is not part of the formal requirements of ISO 22301:2012.

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This International Technical Specification provides detailed guidance for establishing, implementing and maintaining a business impact analysis (BIA) process consistent with the requirements in ISO 22301, although this standard is applicable to the performance of any business impact analysis, whether part of a business continuity management system (BCMS) or business continuity management programme (BCM programme).

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The download of ISO 22317 is provided for you to make comments on the draft standard proposed to published by ISO.  It is not the final verison and should not be used or referenced AFTER 9th FEBRUARY 2015, which is also the closing date for comments.

About submitting COMMENTS

Provided below is a Comments Template Spreadsheet. You should use this to submit any comments you may have on the proposed Business Imapct Analysis (BIA) Management Standard.

When submitting comments it is ESSENTIAL you understand the process of review that follows the consultation period. Comments fall generally into three categories:

Technical - These relate to accuracy of the definitions or processes  included in the text.  If you feel a passage of text fails to meet a techincal critieria then you must indicate the correction you feel is needed.

Editorial - These comments relate to spelling and clarity. If notice any misspellings or wish to propose changes to sentances, parargraphs or illustrations to aid comprehension and understanding then you must propose an alternative version for the reviewing panel to consider.   

General - Comments that relate to your opinions can be made.  This should concisely describe the point and, where possible, point to references that support your view.  It is highly desireable that any general comments made offer a proposed alternative or solution in support of you opinion.

Section numbers & Line numbers - Please use these to illustrate exactly what your comment refers to! 

Identity - Please use your initials (or the name of your organization) to help identify your comments as all comments are usually compiled into ONE review document for the panel.  

RETURN DATE: 9th February - Comments received after this date will not be considered.  

Click below to download the Draft Standard for Business Imapact Analysis - ISO 22317. If you would prefer to receive these docments by email please send a request to us at info@continuityforum.org  

Download draft for comment iso 22317 Business Impact Analysis -BIA Comments template for ISO 22317 Business Impact Analysis

 


PAS 7000 EVENT Briefing | Managing and mitigating supply chain risk

Link to BSIPAS 7000 Launch: Breakfast Briefing

New Supply Chain Standard to Uncover and Mitigate Supply Chain Risks

Tuesday 4 November 2014 (Free)

VENUECentral London

TIME: 8.30am to 10.30am (registration starts at 8.00am)

BSI Organizational Resilience Standard BS 65000 DPC - comment now

BS 65000 Organization Resilience Standard
 
For the past few years one of the BSI committees has been working to develop a guidance standard that can be used by organisations to better direct, inform and support their Organizations and positively impact on its resilience.
 
The Standard known as “BS 65000:2014 Guidance on organizational resilience” has challenged the author group and been through extensive revisions before finally getting to the Public comments stage. 

BIS Cyber Hygiene Profile - CALL FOR REVIEW

BIS CYBER HYGIENE PROFILE DRAFT REVIEW - COMMENTS NEEDEDFeedback is needed from industry on the first draft of the Cyber Hygiene Profile developed by BIS and intended to identify the basic cyber controls that should be present in business.
 
The current draft can be viewed and comments submitted through the BSI’s Draft Review System and the review will close on the 16th March, 2014.

BIS Cyber Risk developments aim to build UK Capacity in SME's

In March 2013, the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills issued a “Call for Views and Evidence”  that built on the commitments made in the 2011 Cyber Security Strategy published by government.

The Call for Evidence focused on the intention of government to encourage the adoption of industry led standards that can be used by organisations to  improve the management of cyber risk. The particular focus of this work stream, that is part of a series of connected developments across business and government, was centred on the needs of SME companies.

National Occupation Standards for Business Continuity - your feedback needed

National Occupation Standards for Business Continuity
 
Since 2011 the Continuity Forum has been working with Skills CFA to develop Business Continuity skills and qualifications for use in the workplace. 
 
We are now conducting a review of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) suite of National Occupational Standards (NOS).
 
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