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Transitioning to ISO 22301 Doesn't Have to be a Heartache

Criticall recently transitioned from BS 25999-2 to ISO 22301 and found that our original BS25999-2 implementation nicely paved the way for the new standard and, although there were a great many differences between the two, some greater than others, the foundation was well and truly already in place.

To help with your preparation, there are a great many resources online dealing with this topic. Among them we found a number of articles on the business continuity blog crisisthinking.co.uk very useful.

As a crisis communications provider, we took a particular interest in section 8.4.3 of the standard with it's beefed up communications requirements.

Marketing & Operations Director at Steelhenge Consulting, Isobel Nicholas, nicely outlines such details in her blog post "ISO 22301 vs BS 25999: The Key Differences":

ISO 22301 places much more emphasis on communication than BS 25999-2. This is in line with the Societal Security objective of the ISO TC223 Standards. Procedures are required for internal and external communications detailing on what the organisation will communicate, when and with whom, both during normal business and during a disruption. Requirements are included for alerting interested parties who may be impacted by a potential or actual disruptive event and enabling two-way communication with interested parties including the local community, media and emergency responders. There are also specific and very practical requirements around checking and testing of proposed communications capabilities and their availability during disruption, for example what happens if mobile comms go down? Can we still communicate with our interested parties?"

You can download a PDF of the article here to share with your work colleagues.

Excerpt from Steelhenge Consulting blog post ISO 22301 vs BS 25999: The Key Differences used with permission.
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