ISO 22301 is the international standard for business continuity management (BCM). It was developed to help organisations prepare for and minimise the impact of disruptions which are often completely outside your control. These disruptions can range from a minor annoyance to a complete loss of essential services provided to customers or internally.
ISO 22301 will help you identify your critical assets and put in place management processes and plans to ensure those assets are available in the event of an incident.
Ascentor uses the ISO 22301 standard to ensure you have effective business continuity plans in place.
The ability to continue operating during business disruptions is a critical requirement for any organisation. While major incidents such as a complete IT system destruction or a flood or fire come to mind, something as unassuming as the inability to access an office building can have severe consequences.
A business continuity plan is essential to recover quickly from a disruption such as cyber attack, particularly if access to IT systems or the internet is mission-critical. This highlights the importance of having a business continuity plan in place to mitigate potential disruptions and ensure business operations continue as smoothly as possible.
Continuity processes and procedures depend on the structure and culture of the organisation. Our consultants work closely with each organisation to understand its workings and put bespoke, workable plans in place. We develop appropriate controls to facilitate prevention, detection and recovery with minimum additional overheads.
The core of the Ascentor process is a business impact assessment. We determine and prioritise the critical business functions and identify the key employees and resources. After this, we map the critical business functions to the key resources and establish plans to ensure the functions have continuous access to those resources in the event of a disruption.
We fully document how the relationship between the functions and resources will be maintained and develop both a communications strategy, employee training plan and testing strategy.
Any business and organisation can benefit from an ISO 22301 certification, regardless of their size, type and industry. For organisations with long-term business plans that feature growth, an ISO 22301 can mitigate the potential risks associated with expansion.
An organisation’s ISO certification journey will depend on the organisation’s current operational state and the ISO standard they are aiming to achieve. However, ISO standards work on the large-scale, meaning organisation-wide changes may need to be made in order to meet a standard’s requirements and achieve certification. This is why it is key to have buy-ins from all relevant parties when it comes to implementing ISO standards.
We leverage years of experience in cyber security to deliver comprehensive solutions tailored to your needs.
We're accredited in ISO 9001:2015, Cyber Essentials Plus, IASME Gold and are a Crown Commercial Service Supplier.
NCSC (CESG) Certified Professionals CCP and Certified Information System Security Professional CISSP certified.
We're Certified Information Security Managers (CISM).
We're members of the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec). CREST and Cyber Scheme Registered Pentesters.
We stay ahead of the curve, consistently updating our services to handle the rapidly evolving landscape of cyber threats.
We work closely with clients, fostering partnerships to better understand and address your cyber security needs.
We offer pragmatic, accessible solutions that balance security needs with the realities of your operational requirements.