An overview of ISO 22317, the business impact analysis Technical Specification

Published: Tuesday, 27 October 2015 08:52

Jacque Rupert served on Technical Committee 292 and participated in the development effort of the new ISO 22317 Technical Specification. In this article she provides an outline of what’s in ISO 22317 and how it can be used.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 292, the committee responsible for writing security, resilience, and business continuity standards, recently released ISO 22317 – Societal Security – Business Continuity Management Systems – Business Impact Analysis, the first and only international standard solely addressing the business impact analysis (BIA).

There are a few important points to understand before reading ISO 22317:

The value of ISO 22317

ISO 22317 defines a flexible BIA process that can be used by organizations, large or small, in any industry.

Specifically, ISO 22317:

Altogether, ISO 22317 will help organizations effectively perform one of the most challenging elements of the business continuity life-cycle (the BIA) in a way that produces accurate and useful business continuity requirements, leading to focused, pragmatic strategy identification and plan development.

Obtain the Technical Specification.

The author

Jacque Rupert is a Managing Consultant with  Avalution Consulting.