The BS 25999 is being phased out now because of the release of the international standards ISO 22301-2012 Social security- Business Continuity Management System. The new standard was released June 2012. The new standard builds on BS 25999.
We at Samrat Associates work according to the new standards and is now working to transition existing customer and serve new ones.
ISO 22301:2012 specifies requirements to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve a documented management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of occurrence, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disruptive incidents when they arise.
The requirements specified in ISO 22301:2012 are generic and intended to be applicable to all organizations, or parts thereof, regardless of type, size and nature of the organization. The extent of application of these requirements depends on the organization's operating environment and complexity.
Main changes in the Standard are:
- ISO 22301-2012 is more precise.
- Organizations must understand interested parties and consider their involvement in the business impact analysis is broken down in several clauses, therefore demanding more precision than BS 25999.
- Requirements for business continuity plans are more detailed in ISO 22301-2012.