Similar and relevant to BCM, technology continuity and readiness have gone through an interesting journey in standardization. The list of major stops within this journey continues to grow. The two most recent stops were in 2008 and 2011, when the BSI issued the first to-be-global Standard governing technology’s role in BCM and the ISO issued the first global technology continuity and readiness Standard, respectively.

ISO/IEC 27031 information technology – security techniques – guidelines for information and communication technology readiness for business continuity (IRBC)9

The ISO issued this Standard with one obvious goal in mind: integration between BCM and technology. The title gives a strong impression. ...

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