Business Continuity Management (BCM) goes beyond mere emergency management: It ideally aims to prevent malfunctions and breakdowns in business processes before they begin. How can you make sure for instance that production continues if an important supplier drops out? How can an IT service provider set up their processes so reliably that they can provide services to their customers nonstop? We will consider such scenarios and other similar ones, we will analyze them and plan corrective measures. It is absolutely crucial to continually update these assessments and plans if you are to ensure maximum effectiveness. A Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) makes sure all that will be achieved.
Our concept: Continuous Business Continuity.
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Preparation and Implementation
Business Continuity Management System
THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF YOUR Business Continuity Management Systems
Based on international standards, and together with you, we will implement an BCMS that reflects your specific demands.
The GAP Analysis is meant to be used for checking the current status of your processes and taking the results to generate an action plan before the introduction of your BCMS in compliance with ISO 22301. This aims to identify measures and documentation gaps, and to prioritize actions for the implementation of your BCMS.
Stakeholders and interested parties including their requirements will be determined in internal as well as external context of your business within the framework of requirements management. The results can be used to establish the planned scope of application for the certification of your BCMS.
Processes and Guidelines
Drawing up and adapting of the in ISO 22301 required and supported processes are indispensable components for the introduction of an effective BCMS. Your business processes form the basis and will be configured in compliance with standards by being properly adapted and enhanced.
An internal audit will assess if your BCMS complies with the requirements of ISO 22301. We will first check the documentation of your BCMS, followed by its implementation and its efficiency in practice. You can use the results for the management review of your BCMS.
Your employees have to know what they need to do in order to ensure data protection. We will conduct awareness trainings at your company to accomplish that, and our partner qSkills will provide general trainings (“Lead Auditor ISO/IEC 22301” and “Implementation of a BCMS”).
When the introduction of a Business Continuity Management System is completed, in many cases it is followed by its certification, to have the Business Continuity that the system has gone through officially verified. This demonstrates to your customers and the authorities (e.g. BSI “Federal Office for Information Security”) that you are certified. We will prepare you for this appointment in the best possible manner.
CASE STUDY FOR BCM FROM OUR DAY-TO-DAY ROUTINE
IT Unit grinding to a halt
- A crisis team with the proper authorities must be appointed
- Emergency action plans must be available for the case of critical IT systems breaking down
- The IT documentation must be complete and updated
Imagine that your entire IT unit is at a strategy meeting in winter and they are snowbound. Internet and telephone connections are completely down. Just in this situation, a vital IT system breaks down and none of the experts is in-house to fix the malfunction.
Having an emergency action plan up your sleeve in this situation would be useful; a plan that could help you react fast and keep the business running.
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BCMS – Das Business Continuity Management System