AXELOS launches cyber resilience best practice portfolio
1 Jun 2015
Source: government computing
By: David Bicknell
Intention behind RESILIA is to beef up cyber confidence, equipping people with greater knowledge act on cyber security risks
The AXELOS best practice group has launched a cyber resilience best practice portfolio aimed at putting employees at the centre of an organisation's cyber resilience strategy, providing business with the confidence they need to recognise, respond to and recover from cyber-attacks effectively.
The portfolio, called RESILIA, comprises publications, training and awareness tools designed to help an organisation define what good cyber resilience looks like and embed best practice into existing management systems. RESILIA is intended to provide organisations with a pathway tool to assess cyber resilience maturity, individual awareness learning aimed at all staff, plus tools for leadership teams designed to raise awareness of cyber resilience among senior executives.
AXELOS chief executive Peter Hepworth said: "Cyber crime is increasingly recognised as one of the most serious risks to a strong global economy, market reputations and to national security. RESILIA provides pragmatic advice, equipping people with the knowledge and confidence to act on cyber security risks, helping organisations maintain reputation, customer confidence and operational stability in the face of increasing cyber threat."
The new portfolio, revealed at a launch event in Washington today includes a Best Practice Guide aligned with ITIL (proven IT service management best practice). The guide is intended to illustrate what good cyber resilience looks like and provides practical guidance for its strategy, implementation and management. It will form the basis of Foundation and Practitioner training and certification, aimed at IT, security and business professionals, and provided by AXELOS' network of Accredited Training Organisations (ATOs) across the globe.
Nick Wilding, head of cyber resilience at AXELOS said: "Inside any organisation there is a powerful force that can help protect their reputation, safeguard their information and keep customers close - people. Effective cyber resilience must focus on aligning strategic priorities, service management tools, operational systems and architectures with ongoing training and involvement of people across the organisation."
AXELOS was set up as a joint venture in 2014 between the Cabinet Office and Capita, to run and provide training in the "Global Best Practice" portfolio.