Utrecht, Netherlands—Dec. 28, 2015—The certification institute EXIN launched its new Business Continuity Management (BCM) certification, based on ISO 22301. With this certification, professionals are prepared to deal with disruptive incidents when they arise. The EXIN Business Continuity Management program is developed in joint cooperation with the Security Academy.
BCM is an essential part of risk management within any organization. According to Forrester Research in 2014, 88 percent of organizations have executive-level sponsorship for BC preparedness. They allocated resources and, in general, they feel good about the maturity of their BCM programs. However, in practice, many BC Plans are not kept up to date and are tested only once per year.
“Are you comfortable with your BC plans and execution? Just estimate the costs of one hour of downtime for your business,” insisted Bernd Taselaar, CEO of EXIN. "Therefore, this foundation certification is relevant from C-level to operations, from the business side to the technical side."
Foundation Level Exam
EXIN BCM is based on the ISO 22301. The certification addresses key challenges faced by organizations when it comes to resilience, recovery and contingency of their risks.
After passing the EXIN Business Continuity Management Foundation exam, professionals have in-depth knowledge about:
- Legal and regulatory compliance to avoid claims of negligence.
- Operational and financial risk management related to business continuity.
- Leading BCM awareness and support among all stakeholders for successful adoption.
- Meeting customer demands and delivery as promised.
- Reducing downtime and cost of recovery.
- Having a competitive edge based on business continuity.
This new certification within EXIN’s Governance & (Cyber) Security portfolio is presented worldwide through EXIN’s extensive partner network. The exam is initially available in English, while language localizations will follow depending on local market needs.
EXIN is planning higher level certifications for BCM in due time.