Business Continuity Management (BCM) Webinars

A growing body of legislation and the current cyber threat landscape require businesses to ensure continuance of critical functions in the event of a disaster. Business leaders are more aware of the risks of cyber attacks and the importance of being able to respond to and recover from them.

Business continuity management (BCM) involves managing risks to ensure that mission-critical functions continue at an acceptable level of service, even in the event of a major disruption. To achieve effective BCM, implementing a business continuity management system (BCMS) is essential.

This webinar series focuses on providing a comprehensive introduction to BCM, and the key aspects involved in implementing a BCMS according to best-practice guidance contained in ISO 22301.

BCM webinars on demand

Business continuity and the COVID-19 pandemic

With 20 years’ consulting experience specialising in leadership and management development, Sarah Cook, the author of Making a Success of Managing and Working Remotely, outlines the benefits and pitfalls of remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. 

Download this webinar to learn about:

  • Tips and techniques for making remote working a success;
  • Practical advice for managers; and
  • Building personal and team resilience when working in isolation.

Business Continuity Management: How to get started

Although business continuity and disaster recovery planning are essential governance responsibilities, not many organisations have a formal BCM programme in place.

This webinar will cover:

  • What BCM is;
  • Why organisations choose to deploy a formalised BCM programme (and why others don’t);
  • The difference between business continuity planning and a BCMS;
  • An introduction to ISO 22301, the international standard for BCM;
  • Considerations for implementing a BCMS; and
  • How to get approval for your implementation project.

Business Continuity Management: Impact Analysis and Risk Assessment

The business impact analysis (BIA) is a core element of a successful BCM programme. A BIA assesses and analyses the impact of incidents to enable the effective resumption of activities through appropriate resource allocation within specific timescales.

This webinar will cover important considerations for a risk assessment and BIA:

  • Setting risk assessment criteria;
  • Conducting the risk assessment;
  • Risk analysis and evaluation;
  • Establishing BIA resource and activity dependencies;
  • Setting BIA criteria;
  • Determining the maximum tolerable period of disruption;
  • What can be expected of BIA outputsl and
  • Common challenges and how to overcome them.

Business Continuity Management: Testing, Incident Response, Recovery and Communications

The essence of effective BCM involves having a well-rehearsed response capability based upon concise, relevant and up-to-date plans, as well as the resources to support those plans.

This webinar will explain how to establish a testing, response and recovery procedure based on BCM best practice:

  • Developing a response plan;
  • Establishing resources – people and competencies;
  • Prioritisation and timelines;
  • Crisis communications and the crisis management team; and
  • Exercise methodology.