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BCM.01-2010 (Business Continuity management Systems: Requirements with Guidance for Use (ANSI/ASIS/BSI BCM.1-2010)) — the new business continuity management standard that is the product of collaboration between ASIS International and the British Standards Institute (BSI) — has been receiving new posting coverage on a variety of websites again lately.

As this website posted earlier this year, this new standard has been designated an American standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  And, we are pleased to also remind our readers, that two of our staff members – Ms. Lisa DuBrock and Mr. Don Byrne – were very active participants of several committees and discussions leading to the final development and issuance processes for this standard.

In an article recently posted on the Security Magazine website, it was stated that “…the standard provides auditable criteria with accompanying guidance for developing and implementing a business continuity management system that improves an organization’s ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disruptive event.“  Click here to read the full article.

Using the globally-accepted ISO “plan-do-check-act” model, the new ASIS/BSI business continuity management standard specifies requirements for planning, establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, exercising, maintaining, and improving a Business Continuity Management System.

However, a question that remains to be answered regarding this new standard is “Will the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) add this new offering to the list of approved standards for PS Prep?” 

While it can be stated that no one knows for sure, this website did build a case for this and that position was posted earlier on our website … click here.

Meanwhile, we do feel fairly confident in stating that the ASIS/BSI Business Continuity Management Standard complements the ANSI/ASIS Organizational Resilience standard (ASIS SPC.1-2009) as well as BSI’s BS 25999 standard and addresses most if not all of the core elements of the DHS PS-Prep Program.

If applicable, please pass this information along to those business continuity, risk management, organizational resilience and compliance management team members in your organization.

All ASIS Standards and Guidelines are available through the ASIS website,

This website is committed to keeping our readership informed and up to date as more details and postings emerge around and about this topic.

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