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What do you know about cyber-resilience?

/ Cyber-resilience is an emerging concept which acknowledges that security breaches will happen. However, it is the resilience of an organisation in identifying and responding to security breaches that will become a critical survival trait.

Alan Calder, CEO of IT Governance, says, “Cyber attacks will happen and cyber criminals are not going to go away. It’s not a question of ‘if’, but ‘when’ you will be attacked. Cyber-resilience means that an organisation's systems and processes are resilient against outside attack or natural disaster. It is also a key principle underlining the ISO22301 and ISO27001 standards.”

Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) are essential components of building robust cyber-resilience. In order to ensure that an organisation’s IT systems and processes are resilient against natural disaster, an organisation needs to develop a Business Continuity Management System that can be integrated with its Information Security Management System to achieve real cyber-resilience.

The following books on business continuity are an excellent starting point for anyone looking to improve the cyber-resilience of their organisation.

Business Continuity Management: Choosing to survive shows you how to systematically prepare your business, not only for the unthinkable, but also for smaller incidents which, if left unattended, could well lead to major disasters. This book can be ordered online at

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity explores the many continuity issues faced by organisations, setting out a myriad of straightforward steps that organisations should implement as a matter of course. This book shows you how to put a disaster recovery plan in place in order to protect your business. More information can be found at

ISO22301: A Pocket Guide is designed to help professionals satisfy the requirements of ISO22301. With the expert advice contained in this guide, you can ensure your organisation develops a business continuity plan that is fit for purpose. You can order a copy of this pocket guide online at

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Desi Aleksandrova Marketing Executive
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