BS ISO/IEC 27031:2011

BS ISO/IEC 27031:2011

Information technology. Security techniques. Guidelines for information and communication technology readiness for business continuity

Status : Under review, Current   Published : March 2011



What is BS ISO/IEC 27031:2011?

BS ISO/IEC 27031 gives best-practice guidelines for information and communication technology (ICT) to ensure business continuity. Since most processes in an organization depend on ICT, disruptions to these systems can lead to huge risks and damage the company’s reputation.  Security breaches, such as system intrusions or malware infections, are two examples of inefficient ICT that can have a serious impact on business-critical functions. By incorporating these guidelines, organizations can improve their management operations, planning processes, data processing and data transmission, while keeping critical documents safe. 

How does it work?

BS ISO/IEC 27031outlines systematic processes to prevent, predict and manage disruptive ICT incidents that can have an impact on business continuity. One of the recommendations includes the Plan-Do-Check-Act cyclical steps as part of the management system. This supports an organization’s continuity by making sure its ICT services are resilient and can be recovered to pre-determined levels within agreed timescales.

Who should buy it?

  • Information and communication technology managers
  • Information technology managers
  • Personnel involved with risk assessment and risk analysis
  • Software engineers
  • Network engineers and managers

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Standard NumberBS ISO/IEC 27031:2011
TitleInformation technology. Security techniques. Guidelines for information and communication technology readiness for business continuity
StatusUnder review, Current
Publication Date31 March 2011
Confirm Date09 April 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO/IEC 27005, ISO/IEC 27002, ISO/IEC 27000, ISO/IEC TR 18044:2004, ISO/IEC 27001
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 31010:2009, ISO/IEC 20000-1:2005, ISO 22301, ISO/IEC 18043:2006, SS 540:2008, ISO/IEC 20000-2:2005, ISO/IEC 27004, ISO/IEC 24762:2008, ISO 9000:2005, ISO/IEC 27003:2017, ISO/IEC 27004:2016, BS 25999-1:2006
ReplacesBS 25777:2008
International RelationshipsISO/IEC 27031:2011
Draft Superseded By10/30168354 DC
DescriptorsPersonnel, Planning, Data processing, Security, Organizations, Data transmission, Documents, Management, Communication technology, Business facilities, Enterprises, Risk assessment, Risk analysis, Business continuity, Management operations
Title in FrenchTechnologies de l'information. Techniques de sécurité. Lignes directrices pour mise en état des technologies de la communication et de l'information pour continuité des affaires
ISBN978 0 580 59426 7
File Size1.402 MB

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