A brief introduction to the global standard on resilience, ISO 22301, Security and resilience – Business continuity management systems – Requirements was the world’s first standard for maintaining effective business continuity plans, systems and processes when it was first published in 2012. Now it has been revised to bring it up to date with the latest thinking and best practice.
ISO 22301:2019 was recently released and is rapidly gaining acceptance as the premier standard for organizations of all types, regardless of size, location, discipline and maturity level. It aligns perfectly with other ISO standards for management systems (quality assurance, environmental, safety) and will fit perfectly into the concept of integrated management systems.
This overview will cover the essentials of the requirements, best practice in implementation, process of attaining independent accredited certification from a third-party registrar and what is needed to obtain and retain senior leadership commitment to the program.
Executed correctly, ISO 22301:2019 disciplines will minimize impacts from workforce, workplace, supply-chain and technology disruptions allowing you to focus on the core business. Successful resilience programs will strengthen your organization’s reputation, react well in a crises and identify any gaps and close them via a cycle of continual improvement.
Roland Kelly is Senior Account Executive with Fusion Risk Management, Inc. Originally a fully credentialled IRCA & RAB Lead Auditor of all quality assurance programs (ISO 9001, IATF 16949 and AS9100) with 3 global certification bodies, Roland now works with leading organizations to define and enhance their resilience programs using the Fusion Framework System. Additional IT software and implementation experience was gained with SAP, RSA Archer among other leading software providers. Roland holds BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering.
Kim Hirsch is Manager, Advisory Services with Fusion Risk Management, Inc. Kim has extensive practical hands on experience with business continuity, crisis/incident and disaster recovery across multiple disciplines including retail, financial services and banking. Additionally, Kim holds the ICOR ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Credential. BCI USA Chapter Board Member.
Tim Woodcome is a certified BCMS Lead Auditor who has worked in the ISO-based management systems field for over 20 years, honing his expertise in standards such as ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 9001 and related disciplines through that period. As a certified management systems lead auditor he has led and participated in hundreds of third party audits for organizations in the ICT, finance, manufacturing and service industries around the world. This hands-on experience combined with an MBA from the University of Massachusetts’ Isenberg School of Management have laid the foundation for Tim’s present senior executive role as Business Unit Director for NQA, a leading global certification body, where he directly oversees all aspects of NQA’s BCMS and ISMS programs, amongst others. Tim is also industry contributor to various standards-writing and oversight bodies in the BCMS and ICT spaces. He serves as the BCP SME for NQA and BCP owner for the Business Unit functions within NQA.
Nanda Kumar Shamanna has over 35 years’ experience with management systems spanning manufacturing, IT and third party certification. Nanda holds a degree in Engineering and Diploma in Business Administration. He is certified BCMS Lead Auditor for ISO 22301, ISO 27001 and ISO 20000-1. Additionally, Nanda is a BCI Fellow and Lead Tutor for within ISO 22301 with global clients for DNV GL.