Neutral Partners is your premier information security readiness consulting firm, specializing in helping organizations align with internationally recognized standards such as ISO/IEC 22301. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing unparalleled support, ensuring your organization achieves and maintains a robust Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) in compliance with the ISO/IEC 22301 standard.
What is ISO/IEC 22301?
ISO/IEC 22301 is an internationally recognized standard for business continuity management systems (BCMS). It provides a systematic approach to managing and ensuring the continuity of critical business functions during and after disruptive incidents. The primary objective of the standard is to help organizations establish a robust BCMS that minimizes the impact of disruptions and ensures a timely recovery of critical operations.
The standard is structured around a set of requirements for the implementation, maintenance, and improvement of a BCMS. These requirements cover various aspects of business continuity, including risk assessment, business impact analysis, recovery strategies, incident response, and more. Organizations must implement a BCMS based on their specific needs and risks, ensuring a tailored approach to business continuity management.
ISO/IEC 22301 is built on a Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle, which provides a continuous improvement framework for organizations to follow. The standard involves identifying relevant risks and disruptions, implementing appropriate recovery strategies, monitoring and reviewing the BCMS’s effectiveness, and continually improving it. This iterative process ensures that organizations maintain a resilient business continuity posture that adapts to evolving threats and disruptions.
Who should consider aligning to ISO/IEC 22301?
Any organization that wishes to ensure the continuity of its critical business functions during and after disruptive incidents should consider aligning with ISO/IEC 22301. This includes businesses across all industries and of any size. Implementing a BCMS following the standard helps organizations build resilience, protect their reputation, and maintain customer trust in the face of disruptions.
Benefits of ISO/IEC 22301
Implementing a BCMS in accordance with ISO/IEC 22301 helps organizations build resilience against various disruptions, ensuring the continuity of critical business functions.
Improved customer trust
Alignment with ISO/IEC 22301 demonstrates an organization’s commitment to business continuity, helping build trust with clients, partners, and stakeholders.
Organizations that align with ISO/IEC 22301 can differentiate themselves from competitors, offering a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
How Neutral Partners can help
Our end-to-end management of your ISO/IEC 22301 compliance program ensures that your organization maintains a robust business continuity posture. We assist you in implementing the necessary policies, processes, and recovery strategies, monitor your ongoing compliance, and provide guidance on continuous improvement. Our expert team takes the burden off your shoulders, allowing you to focus on your core business operations.
Our Readiness Assessment service identifies and remediates gaps in your business continuity posture, ensuring complete alignment with ISO/IEC 22301 requirements. Our experienced consultants comprehensively analyze your existing business continuity practices, compare them to the standard’s requirements, and provide actionable recommendations for addressing any identified gaps. This service is essential for organizations seeking to achieve ISO/IEC 22301 certification or maintain their existing certification
Our Internal Audit service evaluates the effectiveness of your business continuity management system, ensuring that your BCMS remains in compliance with ISO/IEC 22301. Our skilled auditors thoroughly examine your organization’s business continuity policies, procedures, and recovery strategies, identifying any areas of non-conformance and providing recommendations for improvement. This service helps you maintain a strong business continuity posture and prepare for external certification audits.
Our Risk Assessment service identifies and prioritizes risks to your critical business functions, ensuring that you implement appropriate recovery strategies in line with ISO/IEC 22301 requirements. We evaluate your organization’s unique risk landscape, considering potential disruptions, vulnerabilities, and the potential impact on your business. Based on this analysis, we help you develop a risk treatment plan that addresses the most significant risks, ensuring your BCMS remains effective and resilient.
Our Policy Development service creates tailored policies and procedures that align with the ISO/IEC 22301 standard, ensuring that your organization meets the requirements. We work closely with your team to develop customized documentation, considering your specific business needs, goals, and operational processes. This service ensures that your organization has a solid foundation for maintaining compliance with ISO/IEC 22301.
Our Tabletop Exercise service designs and facilitates custom tabletop exercises to test your organization’s business continuity and incident response capabilities in the context of ISO/IEC 22301. These exercises simulate disruptive incidents, allowing your team to practice their response strategies and identify areas for improvement. Participating in our expert-led tabletop exercises can strengthen your organization’s business continuity and incident response capabilities and ensure preparedness for real-world
Achieving and maintaining ISO/IEC 22301 compliance is essential for your organization’s resilience and success. Partner with Neutral Partners to benefit from our expertise and dedicated support in navigating the complexities of the standard. Contact us today to begin your journey towards a robust business continuity posture.