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Compliance a Problem, But Still Mandatory

Written by  Samuel Shanthan

With several standards being developed and some areas overlapping, compliance requires significant effort and is mandatory. If compliance is costly, then we need to think of the cost of non-compliance, which is more costly. This article focuses on business continuity compliance but can be applied equally to other areas as well, and is being produced after various struggles faced with compliance, across different industries and geographies. So what’s the problem? So many clauses from different standards to comply! Really not! The same actions are being written in different terms and different levels in different standards. I have not come across a situation where different standards state conflicting actions. ISO 22301:2012 Societal Security - Business Continuity Management Systems – Requirements - is the main business continuity standard, but there are other related standards the business continuity section may have to comply with, depending on the organisation. Let’s leave the national and regulatory standards pertaining to