How business continuity contributes to your organisation’s cyber resilience

Organisations are starting to realise that it’s impossible to prevent every cyber security threat they face, and are turning their attention towards more sophisticated ways of protecting themselves.

That typically means becoming cyber resilient – or, in other words, combining cyber defences with business continuity. This enables organisations to not only prevent attacks but also mitigate the disruption, should an incident occur.

Cyber resilience has become very popular in the past few years; stakeholders surveyed for the BCI Cyber Resilience Report 2018 highlighted its ability to:

  • Ensure a fast recovery from incidents (87%);
  • Help employees detect attacks promptly (56%);
  • Ensure that there’s a consistent PR strategy to mitigate reputational damage (53%);
  • Mitigate financial losses (52%); and
  • Reduce the likelihood of human error (5%).

Implementing a BCMS

Your organisation probably has cyber security features in place, but you might not be paying enough attention to business continuity. You can correct that by implementing a BCMS (business continuity management system) in line with the best practices laid out in ISO 22301.

Organisations looking to create a BCMS will probably want to learn how their current set-up compares with the measures laid out in the Standard. Knowing this will give them an idea of how much work needs to be done and how long it will take.

Our ISO 22301 gap analysis service provides you with exactly this information. One of our experts will visit your organisation and assess your cyber security and business continuity capabilities, and then provide you with a detailed report on how you can improve your security posture. You’ll also receive advice on the:

  • Proposed scope of your BCMS;
  • Resource requirements for successfully deploying a BCMS; and
  • Potential timeframe for implementing a BCMS aligned with ISO 22301.

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