PAS 56:2003 - Guide to business continuity management – BSI British Standards

PAS 56:2003

Guide to business continuity management

Status : Withdrawn   Published : March 2003

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BSI, in conjunction with the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), has published this guide which clearly establishes the process, principles and terminology of BCM. PAS 56 Guide to Business Continuity Management describes the activities and outcomes involved in establishing a BCM process and provides recommendations for good practice. It provides a generic BCM framework for incident anticipation and response and describes evaluation techniques and criteria.

PAS 83 is aimed at the person responsible for implementing, delivering and managing BCM within an organization (the BCM manager). The development of this PAS is seen as essential to achieving an effective and consistent BCM programme.


1 Scope
2 Terms and definitions
3 Abbreviations
4 Overview
5 BCM programme management
6 Understanding your business
7 BCM strategies
8 Developing and implementing BCM plans
9 Building and embedding a BCM culture
10 BCM exercising, maintenance and audit
Annex A (informative) Participants in the BCM cycle
Annex B (informative) BCM evaluation criteria
Annex C (informative) Frequency and triggers


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Standard NumberPAS 56:2003
TitleGuide to business continuity management
Publication Date24 March 2003
Withdrawn Date13 March 2007
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
DescriptorsPlanning, Commerce, Enterprises, Organizations, Management, Decision-making, Management operations, Risk assessment, Problem-solving, Risk analysis
ISBN0 580 41370 5
File Size635 KB
NotesWithdrawn on publication of BS 25999-1:2006.

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