Lesson Summary

To summarize, the text discusses the ongoing efforts to develop and implement the Operational Resilience Framework (ORF) with the support of industry, government, and regulatory bodies. The framework focuses on:

  • Ensuring the continuity and recovery of critical data, systems, and processes
  • Minimizing disruptions to customers and business partners
  • Enhancing the operational continuity of vital infrastructure, organizations, industries, and sectors

Strategies for boosting IT resilience against cyber threats include:

  • Knowledge sharing
  • Collaboration
  • Development of robust response frameworks

Steps for initiating a program for operational resilience:

  • Self-assessment
  • Primer
  • Requirements definition

Additional steps for organizational resilience:

  • Regularly monitor and review the organization's role within the ecosystem and update stakeholders' list and dependencies
  • Define Minimum Viable Service Levels (MVSL) for Operations Critical (OC) and Business Critical (BC) services
  • Establish Service Delivery Objectives (SDOs) for critical services by identifying stakeholders, gathering requirements, and setting measurable objectives
  • Design a scalable and resilient data storage solution for preserving data sets necessary for OC and BC services
  • Develop Operational Resilience Plan templates to guide the organization's response to adverse events or attacks, ensuring continuity of critical services within defined SDOs
  • Create an assessment tool and guidance for independent testing, monitoring, and continuous improvement of design and control instrumentation

By following these steps, organizations can enhance their resilience, maintain critical services, and effectively respond to disruptions or attacks.

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