BS 25999-2:2007 - Business continuity management. Specification – BSI British Standards
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BS 25999-2:2007

Business continuity management. Specification

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : November 2007 Replaced By : BS EN ISO 22301:2014

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BS 25999-2 has been superseded by BS ISO 22301. Subsequently this standard will be withdrawn in November 2012

What is BS 25999-2?

BS 25999-2 is the British Standard for business continuity management across all organizations, industries and sectors. It provides a best practice framework to minimize disruption and maximize recovery time during unexpected events that could bring business to a standstill.

BS 25999-2 business continuity management gives you a practical plan to deal with most eventualities – from extreme weather conditions to terrorism, IT system failure and staff sickness. Buy BS 25999-2 to protect business critical functions and remain operational during times of crisis. For an introduction to business continuity management, see BS 25999-1:2006.

How does it work?

BS 25999-2 does not provide a one-size-fits-all Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). It outlines a code of practice for business specific continuity plans that consider the complexity of your operating environment. With BS 25999-2 you can design and build an effective BCMS that meets regulatory, customer and business requirements. The specification will guide you towards BS 25999 accreditation with a robust continuity plan that protects your business and your workforce.

Who should buy it?

  • Organizations that want to implement BS 25999 business continuity plans
  • Managers responsible for risk, quality, IT, environment or health and safety 
  • Business continuity consultants and auditors.

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Standard NumberBS 25999-2:2007
TitleBusiness continuity management. Specification
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date20 November 2007
Withdrawn Date01 November 2012
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO/IEC Guide 62:1996, ISO Guide 73:2002, BS ISO/IEC 27001:2005, BS ISO/IEC TR 13335-4:2000, BS EN ISO 9000:2005, BS ISO/IEC 20000-2:2005, BS ISO/IEC 20000-1:2005, BS ISO/IEC TR 13335-3:1998, BS ISO/IEC 17799:2005, BS EN ISO 9001:2000, BS 25999-1:2006, BS EN ISO 14001:2004
Replaced ByBS EN ISO 22301:2014
Draft Superseded By07/30145272 DC
DescriptorsEnterprises, Organizations, Management, Commerce, Business continuity, Planning, Management operations, Risk assessment, Documents, Risk analysis
Title in FrenchManagement de la continuité d'activité. Spécification
Title in GermanBetriebliches Kontinuitätsmanagement. Spezifikation
ISBN978 0 580 59913 2
File Size362 KB

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