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A Brief Review of Cyber Risk Literature

Written by  The BCI Wednesday, 30 April 2014 14:36

BCI-cyberRiskThe Business Continuity Institute is launching a new service to business continuity professionals with its 'Working Paper Series'. On a quarterly basis, the BCI will publish a review paper on an issue that has been raised as an area of concern by business continuity and resilience professionals.

As business continuity professionals, we all need to keep abreast of current trends and innovative thinking but this is often difficult to accomplish within the busy schedule of our hectic work lives. This series of publications is designed to alleviate this by providing a professional research overview that can flag key issues and provide references to documentation should you wish to explore it further.

This initiative supports the BCI's recent announcement relating to discounted access to the JSTOR for those members wishing to access a wide range of professional and academic journals. It also will provide a vehicle for the publication of high quality thought leadership papers generated through the newly launched Group 2020. These papers are designed to be an objective appraisal of current thinking on a particular topic drawing on new material published by academics, subject matter experts or appropriate professional bodies.

The first edition of this series focuses on one of the 'hot topics' for all organizations today – the issue of cyber risk and resilience, an area highlighted as being of great concern in the 2014 BCI Horizon Scan report.  The paper seeks to capture the current state of knowledge in cyber risk and intends to distil emerging trends within the cyber threat landscape, the governance and management of cyber risk, among others. This report does not aim to become a definitive cyber risk resource owing to the breadth of literature in the discipline; however, it brings together many threads in current discourse in an attempt to further research. Download the paper by clicking here.

Please contact the paper’s author – Patrick Alcantara of the BCI’s Research Department – with any feedback about this particular paper or with any suggestions for future topics.

View the rest of the Working Papers Series here.