Attenda Limited, the Business Critical IT company, today announced that it has been accredited with the new ISO 22301 International Standard for Business Continuity Management.
Published in 2012, the new ISO 22301 standard replaces the equivalent British Standard, BS 25999; introducing important changes including the role of top management in Business Continuity, the alignment to the strategic objectives of the organisation and the assessment of performance of the Business Continuity Management System (BCMS).
Attenda has been working for the past twelve months to align its business to the ISO 22301 standard, carrying out detailed assessments of the organisation and technology elements and processes, including a number of scenario based exercises with the Crisis Management Team.
As Matt Gordon-Smith, Director of Security, Attenda says,"We have a well-developed and mature approach to crisis management; the intention being to reduce the risk of an incident affecting our ability to do business and to allow faster recovery in the event that something does happen."
The ISO 22301 accreditation is an important component in Attenda's managed services and cloud delivery, further endorsing its business critical IT capability. All Attenda Clients will benefit from the assurance provided by this certification; and additionally, they will be able to access a range of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Consulting Services from Attenda, based upon this standard.
Dave Austin, Director, Operational Resilience (Oprel), who has led the international team developing the new standard and has acted as an advisor to Attenda, comments "Attenda has not only ensured that it has stringent measures in place for disaster recovery, but it has also given detailed consideration to the key information that could prevent access to the primary information sources during and after a crisis, to ensure that it can recover faster and more effectively."
In addition to ISO 22301, Attenda (attenda.net) has been working closely with BSI on an on-going basis, to attain re-accreditation of all of its other ISO certifications including ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 20000.
Matt Gordon-Smith adds,"As an integral part of our Business Critical IT approach, we understand that Business Continuity reaches into all parts of the organisation, and must be embedded into our culture. The addition of this new ISO standard to our portfolio of accreditations reinforces our commitment to delivering Peace of Mind for our clients."