Understanding Business Continuity on a Systemic level – what is ISO 22301?
ISO 22301 is a worldwide recognized standard used to help organizations understand risks and manage business continuity within their operations. Thousands of companies around the world have implemented and became independently certified to the standard, adding to its recognition as the de facto framework adopted by business continuity experts.
The standard defines business continuity management as part of an overall risk management approach to be taken by an organization. Implementing and certifying to the standard can be useful to show your company’s compliance to your clients or other stakeholders. ISO 22301 can leverage your business to acquire new customers by positioning your organization as a dependable supplier which will provide services and products with little risk to disruption.
This moderated panel Webinar will discuss the following topics:
• What is a Business Continuity Management System
• Understanding the ISO 22301 standard and its clauses
• Pitfalls, lessons learned and challenges of ISO 22301
• Advantages and disadvantages of adopting the standard
Fiona Raymond Cox
Fiona is founder of Raymond-Cox Consulting, a San Francisco-based boutique business continuity & emergency planning firm. She is a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (FBCI), serves as an Expert on ISO/TC 292 and an accredited ISO 22301 Lead Auditor. She received the 2020 BRMA Award of Excellence.
Kevin Cunningham is an internationally recognized speaker, and expert in business continuity, crisis management and disaster recovery.
Kevin is current the Head of Business Continuity and Crisis Management at Equinix, Inc, a California-based technology firm. Previously, Kevin was Vice President and Head of Global Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Crisis Management and Emergency Services at NBCUniversal. Until May of 2013, he was Americas Regional Head of Business Continuity, Crisis Management and Disaster Recovery for UBS AG, one of the world’s largest financial institutions, headquartered in Stamford, CT and Zurich, Switzerland. Prior to his tenure at UBS, Mr. Cunningham worked for the City of New York as a Preparedness Specialist for the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) creating BCM plans for City agencies and as Regional Preparedness Specialist for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH) in their Bureau of Emergency Management creating BCM plans for the Health Department.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism from Boston University and a Master of Science Degree in Emergency Management and Business Continuity also from Boston University. He is a graduate of the Basic and Advanced Resiliency programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (DRI CBCP), Certified Emergency Manager (IAEM CEM), is a fellow in Emergency Management from the Emergency Management Academy and is a member of several local and national Emergency Management and Business Continuity professional associations. He holds certificates in FEMA Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) as well as Incident Command System (ICS) at the 100, 200, 300 and 400 levels.
Mr. Cunningham has been a paramedic and EMS instructor in New York and Connecticut for three decades.Gary Hull
Gary Hull is a Certified Lead Auditor for Business Continuity Management Systems (ISO 22301) and Information Security (ISO 27001). He works as a Project Manager for a member company of IAAR, the Independent Association of Accredited Registrars. In his role, Gary manages large, complex global accounts by overseeing, auditing, calibrating auditors worldwide, and ensuring their Business Continuity Management Systems follow requirements of global standards. Gary is well respected in the certification industry and often trains and speaks in conferences and other events.