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Overview

The ISO 22301 is the world’s first international standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM) developed for companies which operate in high risk environments where continued operation is a requirement. The ISO 22301 standard is designed to keep a company business and operations going during unexpected circumstances, protecting employees, preserving the company reputation and providing the ability to continue business.

The ISO 22301 standard helps you to understand, develop and implement a BCM system within any company required to continue operating for itself, its stakeholders and customers, helping you minimize risks in the event of a disruption.

The ISO 22301 will support you:

  • Establish, implement, maintain and improve a BCMS
  • Meet the requirements of your business continuity policy
  • Give key stakeholders confidence in your conformity and commitment to internationally recognized best practice
  • Achieve BSI certification/registration of your BCMS

ISO 22301 Compliance Program

The ISO 22301 Compliance Program is designed to answer questions raised by any company in high risk environments where continued operation is a requirement while evaluating and selecting products to support either Business Continuity Management (BCM) best practices or Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) requirements. This Compliance Program provides validated evidence about a product’s features and capabilities to support the BCM best practices or BCMS requirements.

The ISO 22301 Compliance Testing and analysis cover several aspects of the product including:

  • Compliance Effectiveness
  • Product Capabilities Support
  • Actionable plans and automatic BCM processes tests
  • Compliance with major regulations (HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Base II)
  • Management and Usability
  • Suitable for Use in and Recommended Configuration
  • Product Roadmap

ISO 22301 Compliance Testing criteria

ISO 22301 Compliance Testing is conducted by trained analysts against the ISO 22301 Compliance Program criteria, as well as Compliance Labs functional and quality assurance requirements. ISO 22301 Compliance Program criteria rely on BCM best practices and BCMS requirements from auditors’ perspective, companies’ needs, and queries from numerous specialists, including affected product vendors, developers, users and industry groups. The Compliance Labs analyst will report the results of each phase of testing in the Compliance Report, and will also document the product components submitted by the vendor and the configuration of the product tested.

Continuous evaluation process

Compliance Labs has developed the continuous evaluation process as a fundamental aspect of the ISO 22301 Compliance Program. The continuous evaluation process will monitor new compliance requirements and best practices and update testing criteria to drive product compliance effectiveness and in the long term.

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