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Leveraging Business Continuity Standards: A Practical Guide to Making Standards Work for You

April 1, 2014 @ 10:00 pm – April 2, 2014 @ 12:30 am
DRJ Springworld - Orlando
1000 West Buena Vista Drive
Kissimmee, FL 34747

Much has been written and said about business continuity standards, but it’s mostly been from the perspective of those whose companies have a goal of achieving full technical compliance with a given standard, often because of a legal/regulatory/industry mandate or, perhaps less commonly, voluntarily. But what about your company? Do the business continuity standards offer any value to those companies not under a mandate and those which are not interested in voluntary compliance?

This workshop will examine ways to use business continuity standards as a general program development tool, as opposed to a “standards compliance” tool. We will explore two of the most commonly used standards (ISO 22031 and NFPA 1600) to ensure full understanding of what they are (and aren’t), but this workshop is focused on using those standards in a very down-to-earth way.

  • What standards don’t tell you about your program that you really need to know.
  • How standards can be leveraged within an environment where they are not mandated.
  • How to use standards to promote business continuity with your executives.
  • How to use standards effectively as an “informal” benchmark for overall program development

This fast-paced workshop is not intended to provide an in-depth analysis of specific provisions of either ISO 22301 or NFPA 1600, nor is it designed to prepare you to conduct an audit (or to be audited). Our goal is to “take a step back” and consider industry standards from the perspective of business continuity practitioners working in a non-regulated environment who are always looking for more and better ways to move their program forward.

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