PAS 77 IT Service Continuity Management. Code of Practice

PAS 77:2006

IT Service Continuity Management. Code of Practice

Status : Withdrawn   Published : August 2006

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PAS 77 IT Service Continuity Management. Code of Practice

A generic framework and guideline for an IT service continuity programme

An effective IT service continuity management (ITSCM) system safeguards the performance of IT services both before and after an incident. By investigating, developing and implementing preventative and recovery options beforehand, an organization can minimize and manage an interruption to service that threatens the continuity of the business.
In recognition of the need for a framework which addresses the business continuity of IT services the British Standards Institution (BSI) has produced a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) which explains the principles and some recommended techniques for IT Service Continuity Management (ITSCM).

PAS77 has been developed in partnership with Adam Continuity, Dell Corporation, Unisys and SunGard and is designed for organizations of all sizes whether in the private or public sector. The new code of practice is intended for use by anyone responsible for implementing, delivering and managing IT Service Continuity within an organization.

PAS 77:2006 provides guidance on the aspects of ITSCM which organizations should consider when investing in this area. It complements other existing and internationally renowned standards such as BS 25999-1:2006, BS ISO/IEC 20000, BS ISO/IEC 17799 and ISO 9001 and does not replace or supersede them.

Contents of PAS 77 include:

  • Scope
  • Terms and definitions
  • Abbreviations
  •  IT Service Continuity management
  •  IT Service Continuity strategy
  • Understanding risks and impacts within your organization
  • Conducting business criticality and risk assessments
  •  IT Service Continuity plan
  • Rehearsing an IT Service Continuity plan
  • Solutions architecture and design considerations
  • Buying Continuity Services
  • Conducting business criticality and risk assessments
  • IT Architecture Considerations
  •  Virtualization
  • Types of site models
  • High availability
  • Types of resilience
  • Bibliography


Also available

BS 25777:2008

If you use PAS 77, then BS 25777 Information and communications technology continuity management Code of practice would be of interest.

BS 25777 was developed using PAS 77 as a reference and taking into account customer feedback on the PAS.

Standard NumberPAS 77:2006
TitleIT Service Continuity Management. Code of Practice
Publication Date11 August 2006
Withdrawn Date26 October 2010
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
DescriptorsManagement, Management operations, Data management, Risk analysis, Risk assessment
ISBN0 580 49047 5
File Size876.4 KB
NotesThis standard has been withdrawn as BS 25777:2008 is based on PAS 77:2006.

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