Resiliency can be defined as the ability of an organization to adapt quickly to disruptions while maintaining operational continuity and the safety of its people, assets, and the environment. It integrates with an organization’s emergency preparedness and disaster recovery initiatives for a stronger response to any threat, and a faster, safer return to full normal operations.
Being resilient requires more than an emergency preparedness program. It requires a methodical analysis of interdependencies with your business. This type of multi-tiered analysis is not easy, but the risk from inaction far outweighs the effort required. For example, resiliency is quickly becoming a discriminator in the marketplace: Many customers require their suppliers and service providers to have verifiable resiliency policies in place.