In the latest edition of the Business Continuity Institute's Working Paper Series, Rudy Muls MBCI draws from his extensive experience to relate cyber resilience to its implications on business continuity practice. He further demonstrates possible opportunities for business continuity professionals to collaborate with their information security counterparts.
Cyber resilience is a topic of interest among practitioners as evidenced by the wealth of research on the subject. The BCI's most recent Horizon Scan Report revealed that cyber attacks and data breaches top the list of threats practitioners are most concerned about. The results of a global survey showed that 85% and 80% respectively expressed concern about the prospect of these threats materialising.
The paper concludes that there must be greater coordination and collaboration between those working in business continuity and information security, going as far as to say there could even be integration between the two functions. Furthermore, there should be more exercises to make staff and management aware of the cyber risk and how to react to incidents, as the involvement of all lines and areas of business management early in the incident management process is very important.
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During military service (Reserve Captain) and as a voluntary fireman, Rudy Muls MBCI has gained a wealth of experience in crisis situations, and provided training in rescue and life saving techniques. During his professional career within an international financial institution he has been employed in different IT related positions, the most fulfilling of which started in 2010 when he was able to combine all his experience as business continuity manager and information security officer.