A disaster can leave a business in tatters, either literally taking it down like an extreme weather event can do, or leaving buildings standing but crippling critical technology systems, as with a cyber attack. You can plan how to keep the business operating and what you’re going to do to restore IT operations—but what can you do to strengthen the fabric of the organization to be strong enough to withstand the worst effects of a disaster? In other words, what can you do to make your business truly resilient?
Business resiliency is a discipline encompassing a number of different activities organizations undertake to plan for and deal with disasters, including business continuity planning and IT disaster recovery. Business resiliency also includes incident management, which keeps small events from turning into full-scale disasters; and crisis management, which addresses dealing with a disruption – before, during and after it occurs.
If you want to build a truly resilient organization, it’s important not only to plan what you’re going to do in terms of the activities described above, but also to look at how they interrelate. Each one is important in and of itself, but it’s even more critical to see them as all being part of a, holistic approach. That’s where resilience and strength really lie—in an integrated approach coordinating these activities such that business resiliency becomes a part of the very fabric of your organization.
This post is the first in a series in which we’ll explore four key principles to (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from RSA Blog authored by Patrick Potter. Read the original post at: http://www.rsa.com/en-us/blog/2018-01/integrated-business-resiliency-principles.html