Business Continuity, Civil Contingency & Risk Management

Business Continuity, Civil Contingency & Risk Management

Being aware of the challenges to business continuity and risk management and how this relates to Local Authorities responsibilities under the Civil Contingencies Act for advice and guidance to local communities and businesses.

Click on the headings below for PDF documents listing relevant resources in the corresponding areas.

Business Continuity

Ensuring that internal Business Continuity Arrangements are focused on identifying and combatting cyber vulnerabilities and challenges

Business Continuity built around the following design principles:

 

1. Use the Business Continuity Management Toolkit

2. Understand the Local perspective

3. Undertake regular Cyber Security Planning

4. Maintain Incident Response and supervisory control systems throughout your organisation

Civil Contingency

Understanding Local Authorities role under the Civil Contingencies Act to provide advice and guidance to local businesses and communities around cyber resilience

Civil Contingencies built around the following design principles:

 

1. Monitor Civil Contingencies Act compliance

2. Work with the wider Civil Contingencies community both central and local

3. Partner with Local Resilience Forums and use Resilience Direct

4. Focus on supporting Communities and Business that may be impacted by cyber attacks

 

Risk Management

Understanding the organisational risk appetite so as to help manage the risks and consequences of a cyber-attack and understand how organisations need to plan as to how to recover from an major incident

Risk Management built around the following design principles:

 

1. Understand how risk assessment processes can help

2. Learn how to define your organisation’s risk appetite

3. Identify the Cyber risk management issues for your locality

4. Understand how to tackle Cyber Risks and reduce their impact

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