Australian Organisation For Quality
Australian Organisation For Quality (Vic) Inc
Assoc no.: A0033778M
ABN: 27 544 823 847
MONTHLY DISCUSSION FORUM – THURSDAY, 17TH JULY 2008
“Introducing BS 25999 – the Standard for Business Continuity
Presenter: Neil Coole, Business Development Manager, BSI Global, www.bsi-global.com.au
Abstract: Disaster recovery planning should not just be about IT, it should be about maintaining
critical business functions - Business Continuity Management (BCM). In this presentation, Neil
will be addressing how BS 25999 can address the fundamental requirements for BCM.
Continued operations in the event of a disruption, whether due to a major disaster or a minor
incident, is a fundamental requirement for any organization. BS 25999, the world’s first British
standard for BCM, has been developed to minimise the risk of such disruptions.
By helping to put the fundamentals of a BCM system in place, the standard is designed to keep a
business going during the most challenging and unexpected circumstances – protecting staff,
preserving reputation and providing the ability to continue to operate and trade.
BS 25999 has been developed by a broad based group of world class experts representing a
cross-section of industry sectors and the government to establish the process, principles and
terminology of Business Continuity Management.
It provides a basis for understanding, developing and implementing business continuity within an
organisation and confidence in the continuity of business-to-business and business-to customer
dealings. It also contains a comprehensive set of requirements based on BCM best practice and
covers the whole BCM lifecycle.
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Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Vic.
(Melway Map 2P Ref C3),
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