In an increasingly volatile world – exemplified by the COVID-19 pandemic – organisations are looking at business continuity with new eyes. The illusion of business as a rampart against which the waves of the world break harmlessly has been shattered; it is no longer possible to pretend that an organisation can weather all storms equally, or that the limited contingencies organisations develop are sufficient to protect them against the rapidly changing face of modern risk.

Business continuity – the discipline of planning for, protecting against and ensuring recovery from disruptive events – is more important than it has ever been. As a result, more and more organisations are looking to ISO 22301 – the international standard that defines ...

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