ISO 22301 2019 Overview

ISO 22301 2019 is a business continuity management standard. This page
presents an overview of this standard. For a more detailed version, please see
ISO 22301 2019 Business Continuity Management
Translated into Plain English.

ISO 22301 2019

4. Context

4.1 Understand your organization and its unique context.

4.2 Clarify the needs and expectations of your interested parties.

4.3 Figure out what your BCMS should apply to and clarify its scope.

4.4 Establish a BCMS in accordance with the requirements of this document.

5. Leadership

5.1 Provide leadership by supporting business continuity management.

5.2 Provide leadership by implementing a business continuity policy.

5.3 Provide leadership by assigning roles, responsibilities, and authorities.

6. Planning

6.1 Define actions to manage your BCMS risks and opportunities.

6.2 Formulate BCMS objectives and develop plans to achieve them.

6.3 Control how BCMS changes are planned and implemented.

7. Support

7.1 Support your BCMS by providing the necessary resources.

7.2 Support your BCMS by ensuring that people are competent.

7.3 Support your BCMS by making people aware of their duties.

7.4 Support your BCMS by controlling your communications.

7.5 Support your BCMS by managing documented information.

8. Operations

8.1 Carry out process planning and establish controls.

8.2 Study disruptions and risks and set your priorities.

8.3 Develop business continuity strategies and solutions.

8.4 Establish business continuity plans and procedures.

8.5 Test business continuity strategies and solutions.

8.6 Evaluate your business continuity capabilities.

9. Evaluation

9.1 Monitor, measure, analyze, and evaluate performance.

9.2 Utilize audits to assess conformance and effectiveness.

9.3 Carry out management reviews at planned intervals.

10. Improvement

10.1 Identify nonconformities and take corrective action.

10.2 Enhance suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness.

 If you'd like to see how we've translated each of the above sections into
Plain English, please check out our more detailed ISO 22301 2019 web page.


Introduction to Business Continuity Management

Plain English Business Continuity Management Definitions

How to Establish a Business Continuity Management System

The Structure of ISO’s Business Continuity Management Standard

ISO 22301 2019 Business Continuity Management in Plain English

ISO 22301 2012 Business Continuity Management in Plain English

How to do an ISO 22301 2019 Business Continuity Gap Analysis

Plain English Business Continuity Management Checklist

Topics that Business Continuity Plans Should Address

Mini ISO 22301 2019 Business Continuity Audit Tool

ISO 22301 2019 Business Continuity Audit Tool

Knowledge and Skill Auditors Should Have

Our Plain English Approach to ISO 22301

Updated on October 5, 2020. First published on September 15, 2020.

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