Become a Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor

Can you continue your operations even with your key location unavailable?

You are invited to join us in Dallas, TX for the ISO 22301 Lead Auditor training and certification on 10-14 June.

Develop the expertise to perform a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) audit by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training, you will also acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

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The importance of Business Continuity in developing a more resilient Supply Chain

There is an increased understanding that it is a necessity to fully involve the entire Supply Chain in the Business Continuity Management System of an organization.

Fully including the Supply Chain in the company’s Business Continuity Management System helps safeguard the ability to meet those expectations

Customers expect products and services to be delivered as agreed upon. Fully including the Supply Chain in the company’s Business Continuity Management System helps safeguard the ability to meet those expectations.

The Supply Chain Continuity training helps you do just that!

This two-day training will allow participants to explore and understand the ways Supply Chain Management and Business Continuity Management need to work together to create a more resilient organization.

This training is fully compatible with Business Continuity Management best practices and internationally recognized standards ISO 22301 (Societal security – Business Continuity Management Systems – Requirements), ISO 28000 (Specification for Security Management Systems for the Supply Chain) and ISO 31000 (Risk Management – Guidelines, provides principles, framework).

Audience

This course is designed for all involved in Supply Chain Management who wish to better understand the concepts related to Business Continuity Management and Risk Management. This course is also for those seeking a more in-depth understanding of Supply Chain Continuity planning:

  • All those involved in Supply Chain Management wishing to better understand Business Continuity Management and Risk Management concepts
  • Business Continuity managers and team members
  • Project managers and consultants involved in the implementation of a complete BCMS
  • Risk managers
  • Auditors and compliance managers
  • Anyone seeking a more in-depth understanding of Supply Chain Continuity planning

Objectives

  • Explore the shared interests of Business Continuity and Supply Chain Management
  • Understand the importance of Business Continuity in developing a more resilient Supply Chain
  • Understand the importance of full inclusion of the Supply Chain in Business Continuity planning
  • Identify ways to avoid risky suppliers, vendors, and outsourcing companies

BCM Supply Chain Continuity training schedule

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supply chain continuity training schedule

ISO 22301:2019 What will change?

The first edition of ISO 22301 was launched in May 2012. It was the first truly internationally accepted standard on business continuity, and it consists of requirements to implement a Business Continuity Management System according to ISO Annex SL. As such, it stood in line with its prominent predecessors such as ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 27001.

When ISO/TC 292 (ISO Technical Committee 292 on SEcurity and Resilience), its workgroup WG 2 – responsible for this standard – first asked within the community about the need to update it, there was an astonishingly little response.

We, as members, could not believe that nobody had the intention or desire to update this international standard. However, all of a sudden, the interest exploded and teh respective Project Team within WG 2 was challenged within an unprecendented volume of change requests concerning ISO 22301:2012.

Read entire post ISO 22301:2019 What will change? | PECB Insights

 

Discover the Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer training

ico ISO22301-LI-p4-EnglishISO 22301 Lead Implementer training course enables you to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in establishing, implementing, managing and maintaining a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on ISO 22301.

During this training course, you will also gain a thorough understanding of the best practices of Business Continuity Management Systems and be able to provide a framework that allows the organization to continue operating efficiently during disruptive events.

Check out our complete Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer training schedule.


Audience
  • Managers or consultants involved in Business Continuity Management
  • Expert advisors seeking to master the implementation of a Business Continuity Management System
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with BCMS requirements
  • BCMS team members

Delivery and duration

Objectives
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 22301 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Master the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques used for the implementation and effective management of a BCMS
  • Learn how to interpret the ISO 22301 requirements in the specific context of an organization
  • Learn how to support an organization to effectively plan, implement, manage and maintain a BCMS
  • Acquire the expertise to advise an organization in implementing Business Continuity Management System best practices

General information
  • Exam and certification fees are included in the training price
  • Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A certificate of attendance will be issued to the participants
  • In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake it for free under certain conditions

Examination and certification

The “Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer” exam is available in different languages including English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials of Certified ISO 22301 Provisional Implementer, Certified ISO 22301 Implementer or Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer, depending on their level of experience. A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully passed the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential.

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Testimonials

”The training went great and much of that was Jan’s ability to bring the material to life. Training with a small group allowed us to fully explore the material while sharing insights and building a budding network of continuity practitioners to lean on moving forward.”
November 2017 – Portland, OR, USA

”Very satisfied with the course/content. I am happy to recommend to colleagues. Very good trainer. Interacted well with the group, very friendly and very good at putting people at ease. Overall excellent course.”
June 2016 – London, UK

”The trainer showed in-depth practical knowledge of the topic with excellent examples. He managed to turn a relatively dry and boring standard into a fascinating course. Important or more applicable examples from our business perspective were discussed in detail. I recommend the trainer”
September 2015 – Strasbourg, France

Business Continuity Awareness Week 2019

Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) is an annual global event that is facilitated by the BCI and is a key vehicle to raising the awareness of the profession and demonstrating the value effective business continuity management can have to organizations of all types of sizes.

This year’s theme is “investing in resilience”.

  • See our collection of news and articles about Businesss Continuity and BCAW2019
  • Raise awareness of Business Continuity within your organization by downloading the free resources provided by the BCI Institude to help spread the word.

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Past, present and future of ISO 22301 – The Business Continuity Standard review

The world is currently witnessing disasters and crises that quickly cross borders. As these disasters dramatically increase in frequency, impact, and complexity, organizations need to provide careful planning to achieve the desired prosperity. The organizations should take all the necessary measures to be prepared for overcoming the ever-challenging aspects of disasters and unexpected situations. In addition to recessions, cyber-attacks, and natural disasters, organizations are also threatened by new risks related to public health or supply chain interruptions.

In addition to cyber-attacks and natural disasters, organizations are also threatened by new risks related to public health or supply chain interruptions

Given the continuous change in the causes, triggers, and impacts of disasters, businesses have to prepare protection schemes which help them deal with the unexpected events. Considering that many organizations operate and compete in a global market, businesses cannot afford interruptions of operations, as it will result in huge long-lasting negative impacts.

To avoid such severe impacts, it is important that every organization has a Business Continuity Plan in place. Business Continuity (BC) is the ability of an organization to continue operating during and after a disaster, and the ability to recover within a short period of time. Also, a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is strongly related to contingency, as well as to resilience and recovery.

Read entire post Past, Present and Future of ISO 22301 – The Business Continuity Standard Review | PECBInsights

Why choose ContinuityLink as your training provider

✔ 18 years of experience
✔ Established reputation in Resilience
✔ Experienced and renowned trainers
✔ ISO exam and certification fees included in training price
✔ And, off course, lunches are included!

Are you are looking for training and certification in Business Continuity, Information Security, Quality Management, Data Protection, Food Safety or others? We have the training and certification you need!

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How long can you afford having your critical operations stopped?

Maintain your critical operations at the level required for the survival of your organization, no matter what happens!

You are invited to join us in Atlanta, GA for the Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer training event.

The Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer training will enable you to support your organization in establishing, implementing, managing and maintaining a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on ISO 22301. During this training course, you will also gain a thorough understanding of the best practices of Business Continuity Management Systems and be able to provide a framework that allows the organization to continue operating efficiently during disruptive events.

Examination and certification fees are included.

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Location
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Dates
25 February – 01 March

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Research Study: Transformer failure seriously impacts Business Continuity

Six in 10 respondents had experienced transformer failure in the last five years, and five in 10 said transformer failure would significantly impact or halt their business operations.

This failure puts business continuity at risk, according to the studyTransformers are critical components of our electricity infrastructure, but the impact and extent of transformer failure is not widely documented,” says Barry Menzies, managing director global of MIDEL.

The MIDEL Transformer Risk Report shines a light on transformer failure and the findings are clear: it has a significant and prolonged impact on businesses. An interruption to business operations can be very expensive, demonstrate poor corporate social responsibility and impact business continuity.

The good news, however, is that many of the causes of transformer failure are largely within the operators’ control, he says.

Read entire article Research Study: Transformer failure seriously impacts Business Continuity | T&D World

International Standards make things work!

International Standards make things work. They give world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. They are instrumental in facilitating international trade.

ISO has published 22380 International Standards and related documents, covering almost every industry, from technology, to food safety, to agriculture and healthcare. ISO International Standards impact everyone, everywhere.

> Did you know that our imported food is safer because of ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System?

> Did you know that environmental management is improved ISO 14001 Environmental Management System?

> Workplace hazards are significantly reduced using ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety!

> Are you aware that your online data is safer because of ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security?

> Is your business is protected from unexpected interruptions with ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System?

See our upcoming ISO training and certification events at https://www.continuitylink.com/public/en/trainings.php

Using Business Continuity planning to prepare for a cyberattack?

What happens to a credit union following a cyberattack? Traditionally, loss of member data, direct theft from accounts, regulatory scrutiny and the requirement of refunding members’ money or replacing cards are some of the most common aftereffects.

But an even more worrisome cyberattack effect is the disruption to business continuity and inaccessibility of online banking, mobile banking and ATM networks. In fact, a disruption to service could potentially affect credit unions even more dramatically than would a data breach.

Maintain your critical operations no matter what happens! Become a Certified ISO 22301 BCMS Lead Implementer with ContinuityLinkSo, just as a credit union plans for business continuity related to natural disasters, it also should prepare specific plans for responding to a cyberattack. A business continuity plan provides an organization with appropriate instructions and procedures as a response to a disaster. Such continuity plans cover the areas of assets, human resources, notifications to business partners and the management of business processes.

It’s important to note that a successful cyberattack disaster recovery plan is regularly updated and tested by all relevant employees.

> Read entire article Use business continuity planning to prepare your CU for a cyberattack | Tyler Leet | CUInsights