Cyber attack is top business continuity threat

Cyber attack is the top threat organisations are concerned about, according to the BCI Horizon Scan Report 2017.

88% of the 726 organisations that responded to the survey reported being “extremely concerned” or “concerned” about this threat materialising. The survey included phishing, malware and denial of service as types of cyber attack.

The threat of a data breach (81%) followed closely behind.

Preparing for various threats

While this year’s report highlighted cyber attacks and data breaches as the most significant causes for concern, business disruptions are still mainly driven by other threats, such as unplanned IT and telecom outages and adverse weather. As such, organisations need to continually look at the business impacts of various threats and deploy appropriate tactics to become more resilient.

Bolster your ability to survive

 “Anticipating the worst and planning how to manage it is the backbone of business continuity.”

Howard Kerr, BSI Chief Executive

The Horizon report shows that 63% of organisations are grounding their business continuity in best practice by using ISO 22301 as a guide.

ISO 22301, the international standard for business continuity, helps organisations ensure they are best prepared for a disruptive incident and, more importantly, that they are able to continue trading and return to business as usual as quickly as possible after an incident.

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