Guidelines for information and communication technology readiness for business continuity

ICT readiness (ISO 27031) is an essential component for the implementation of Business Continuity Management (BCMS) and Information Security Management (ISMS).

Business Continuity Management (BCM) is a holistic management process that identifies potential impacts threatening an organization's continuity of business activities and provides a framework for building resilience and capability for an effective response that safeguards the interests of the organization from disruptions. As part of the BCM process, IRBC refers to a management system which complements and supports an organization’s BCM and/or ISMS program, to improve the readiness of the organization to:

  • respond to the constantly changing risk environment;
  • ensure continuation of critical business operations supported by the related ICT services;
  • be ready to respond before an ICT service disruption occurs, upon detection of one or a series of related events that become incidents; and
  • to respond and recover from incidents/disasters and failures.