ISO 22301 Has Replaced BS 25999-2
06/04/2012

Free webinar announced to help business continuity professionals understand the transition process

Online PR News – 04-June-2012 – Zagreb, Croatia – Iso27001standard.com has announced a new webinar, entitled “What’s New in ISO 22301: How to Transition from BS 25999-2”. The free to attend webinar will take place on Tuesday, June 5 at 16:00 British Summer Time (BST), and will be repeated on Wednesday, June 6 at 21:00 BST. Registration for the webinars is now open at http://www.iso27001standard.com/en/iso-22301-how-to-make-a-transition-from-bs-25999-2.

ISO 22301 is the recently launched international standard for defining the requirements for business continuity management system (BCMS) implementation and auditing.

Implementing a BCMS, and being ISO 22301 certified, shows that an organisation has carried out risk assessment and business impact analysis, and prepared for the possible disruptive incidents by implementing appropriate plans. A BCMS allows for planning around any event that could disrupt a business’ operation, from employee sickness and power cuts to fire, flooding, and terrorist threats.

While there are similarities between ISO 22301 and the superseded standard BS 25999-2, ISO27001standard.com believes that the differences and transition from one to another could leave professionals responsible for business continuity planning confused regarding compliance requirements.

The webinar will cover much of the information needed to assist businesses in transitioning from BS 25999-2 to ISO 22301, and will also be beneficial to businesses seeking to implement a BCMS for the first time.

Topics to be covered in the webinar include:
• BS 25999-2 vs. ISO 22301: Differences and Similarities
• What’s New In ISO 22301
• Transitioning From BS 25999-2 to ISO 22301

Announcing the free webinar, Dejan Kosutic, Founder & CEO of ISO27001standard.com, commented, "Currently there are many business continuity frameworks and standards around the world, but none of them have really taken the dominant position. ISO 22301 will probably change all that – since it is the first international standard for business continuity management, it is expected that this standard will eventually replace all other similar standards and frameworks.”

In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the volume of businesses looking to implement a BCMS. Many regulating bodies now list a BCMS as a mandatory requirement in many industries, including banking and other financial sectors.

ISO27001standard.com is a leading provider of high quality, multi-lingual e-learning and online support services, such as video tutorials, webinars, and documentation for the implementation of ISO 27001 and ISO 22301.