BSI has launched two new technical standards committees to deal specifically with these issues

According to Mike Low, director of BSI British Standards, the risk management (RM) and business continuity management (BCM) technical standards committees will be looking to develop national best-practice documents, to provide guidance for business on how best to manage risk and business continuity.

He says that the standards they create will help business plan for and cope with crises and disasters in an increasingly uncertain environment.

A BSI publicly-available specification (PAS) on business continuity management, PAS 56, already exists and has proved popular with businesses across the UK. The creation of the two new committees signifies the importance of providing best practice guidance in these areas.