BS25777: IT Continuity

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Review of BCM/1 Development Programmes
Robin Gaddum, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM

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BS25777: IT Continuity

  1. 1. BS25777 – IT Continuity (in 10 minutes) Robin Gaddum MBCI BSI BCM/1 co-opted member Tripartite Authorities DR Service Providers‟ Forum member IBM UK Business Continuity & Resiliency Consulting Practice Lead M: 07966 265483 E: gaddumr@uk.ibm.com
  2. 2. Agenda • Why was BS25777 developed; what need does it fulfil? • How does it relate to BS25999? • Who is its target audience? • What are the key messages?
  3. 3. In the beginning there was… • BS25999 part 1, which set out the code of practice for business continuity • … and it was good • … but voices in the wilderness wailed, “What about IT?”, and that begat PAS77… • …and that begat BS25777:2008… • A code of practice for ICT Continuity associated with, and building upon, BS25999 part 1 • For anyone seeking ICT Continuity wisdom, not just BS25999 readers
  4. 4. …and Lo! BS25777 was similar to BS25999 Source: BS25777:2008
  5. 5. „Writing on the tablets‟ of BS25777 Source: BS25777:2008 Time Zero Protect Detect React Recover Operate Return Business Continuity Recovery Time Objective (per product, service or activity) ICT supports ICT Continuity ongoing ICT supports Recovery Detection Invocation BC User Business migration back RTO Point Decision Acceptance Continuity from recovery Objective Time Time (per ICT service) Test activity mode time ! Last Service Decision ICT ICT Business Disruption infrastructure application Staff start Return to good data loss taken to service fully occurs recovery recovery using (new) backup experienced invoke ICT recovered Continuity complete complete restored ICT normal services operations
  6. 6. Here endeth the lesson (which I hope has come across as gentle evangelism rather than „fire and brimstone‟ preaching) Robin Gaddum MBCI BSI BCM/1 co-opted member Tripartite Authorities DR Service Providers‟ Forum member IBM UK Business Continuity & Resiliency Consulting Practice Lead M: 07966 265483 E: gaddumr@uk.ibm.com

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