Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) Audits and Implementations

COVID-19 laid bare the lack of continuity planning

After the emergence of COVID-19, and, consequently, as a result of its prolonged effects, many organisations found themselves floundering in the wake of extensive gaps in their Business Continuity Management (BCM) programs – a term used to describe Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) as a dual concept in relationship to one another.
The lack of continuity planning as part of a sound corporate risk mitigation strategy was exposed as a neglected area within governing structures. An efficient and effective BCM program requires due diligence in preparation for a disruptive event. This approach equips the organisation to respond speedily, in the shortest period possible, to realise recovery. The ‘shortest period’ is aligned to management’s tolerance for ‘downtime’. Certain factors play an important part in assessing tolerance capabilities – it may depend on the length of the ‘down’ period, even the time of the month or year, in some cases.

ISO 22301: 2019 – Security and resilience; business continuity management systems

Requirements: describes the requirements for developing and implementing an effective management system to reduce the impact of disruptive events on organisations.
We are qualified ISO 22301 lead auditors and implementers.
Solutions we offer:
  • BCM program gap assessments
  • BCM program design
  • Business impact analysis and risk assessments
  • BCM strategy / framework development and implementation
  • BCM program maintenance and training
  • Assessment of third-party resiliency
  • BCM simulation exercises
  • BCM and disaster recovery alignment
As a combined team, we bring more than 30 years of BCM experience, to prepare and implement an effective BCM program.