The term 'Business Continuity (BC)' is used to describe the capability and resilience of an organisation to continue operating through, and after, disruptive events. With BC, the goal is to analyse risks to critical business functions and implement risk mitigation measures in order to ensure your organisation can perform its functions during and following a disruption. URM has a team of highly experienced BC and incident management (IM) consultants who can assist your organisation to achieve this goal and improve your BC planning capability and resilience.
Our approach is heavily aligned with recognised best practice, i.e. ISO 22301, the International Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) Standard. Certified itself to ISO 22301, URM and its BC consultants can provide you with a plethora of consultancy and training services, irrespective of whether your goal is to achieve ISO 22301 certification or simply to develop and improve your BC capabilities.
Developing Business Continuity Plans/Incident Management Plans
Having determined your strategy, URM can assist you in developing and implementing your business continuity plan (BCP) or plans. There are a range of plans open to you, from the incident management plan (IMP) which is often the first response activity following an unplanned disruption or event through to the more detailed business continuity plan (BCP) which provides critical information for your organisation to continue operations and recover from an incident. Following your BIA and strategy discussions, URM can advise what plan or plans are best for you. We will ensure that your plans are bespoke to your specific needs as well as being practical, robust and consistent. Working closely with all your key functions and departments, we will ensure you’re your plans cover all the required elements such as people, communication, roles & responsibilities, locations, resources etc.
Our steady organic growth over two decades as a consultancy and training organisation is based on our reputation for delivering high quality, tailored solutions utilising highly experienced, skilled and pragmatic business continuity and risk management practitioners. For those looking to certify to ISO 22301, our ISO certification track record is second to none with over 350 successful certifications and no failures. We also guarantee you a successful result should you engage URM to help you achieve ISO 22301 certification.
With our ‘getting the balance right’ approach URM’s goal is to ensure that your BC is appropriate to the amount and type of impact that is acceptable to your organisation following a disruption. It is important to note that no two BCMS’ will be the same, due to differences in organisational and industry requirements, risk appetites, products and services provided, processes employed, size and structure of the organisation, the requirements of interested parties and, in some cases, legal and regulatory obligations.
URM will ensure your BC strategy and plans will be tailored to your organisation, and reflect how you work, the terminology you use and be integrated into business as usual.
URM’s consultants have extensive experience as both business continuity managers and in their role as consultants advising organisations on BCM best practice. A key benefit of working with URM is our ‘real world’ knowledge transfer philosophy and training expertise which will enable you to manage and improve your BC without having to rely on ongoing external consultancy assistance.
ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Key Changes
Following the publication of ISO/IEC 27001:2022 on 25 October 2022, this blog will provide you with our high-level analysis of the key changes.
Many organisations have had to adapt very quickly to the rapidly changing restrictions brought in across the globe to help combat the spread of COVID-19.
We are going to explore why the focus on a risk-based approach has helped turn ISO 27001, the International ISM Standard, into such a world-beater.
With this blog, the spotlight turns to internal audit and specifically in the context of ISO 27001, the International Standard for ISM.