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Which is the Most Popular Business Continuity Standard?

In this Security Barometer quick poll we wanted to find out what business continuity standards security leaders were using when developing their programs. As shown below ISO 22301 was chosen more often by the respondents of the poll. However, surprisingly 30% stated that they do not benchmark their business continuity program against a standard.

chart showing results of poll on business continuity standards

We surmised that where your organization does business would influence the standards you follow. While this is true to some extent, ISO 22301 was preferred by those operating exclusively within the U.S.A. as well as those operating globally or exclusively outside the U.S.

The "Other" category included write-in votes for other business continuity related standards, the most popular being CSA Z1600, HB 221/292, and NIST 800-53.

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