ASIS International and BSI released a joint American National Standard,Business Continuity Management Systems: Requirements with Guidance for Use (ANSI/ASIS/BSI BCM.1-2010). The standardprovides auditable criteria with accompanying guidance for developing and implementing a business continuity management system that improves an organization’s ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disruptive event.
- Improves its ability to withstand disruptive events that may jeopardize its purpose, mission, and strategic objectives;
- Delivers a demonstrable capability to manage a disruption and protect stakeholder interests;
- Provides a structured and rehearsed method of restoring its productive ability within a planned timeframe after a disruption; and
- Promotes the safety and security of internal and external stakeholders.