GICSR adopts RESILIA Cyber Resilience Best Practice to assist critical infrastructure organisations

The Global Institute for Cyber Security + Research (GICSR) is adopting RESILIA Cyber Resilience Best Practice and its certified training and awareness learning to advance GICSR’s mission of improving the resilience of critical infrastructure organisations against cyber attack.

The RESILIA portfolio, which is managed by AXELOS Global Best Practice, will be delivered via the GICSR Global Cyber Range.

Cyber risks are now recognised as one of the most significant risks to national security as well as to an organisation’s market reputation, customer trust and competitive advantage.

Effective cyber resilience requires a proactive stance to reduce risks that will support operational efficiency, innovation, economic prosperity and public safety.

For organisations to fully harness this opportunity they need to manage a holistic approach that encompasses people, process and technology.


Nick Wilding: head of RESILIA Cyber Resilience at AXELOS

GICSR is a non-profit organisation linking critical infrastructure stakeholders to define and deliver scalable, flexible and adaptable cyber resilience solutions.

Deborah Kobza, GICSR president and CEO, commented: “Strengthening cyber security resilience requires collaboration, co-ordination and a ‘Call to Action’. It’s a shared public/private responsibility across all critical infrastructure stakeholder organisations. We’re delighted to be adding the RESILIA Best Practice certified training and awareness learning, which is based on ITIL, to existing capabilities within the GICSR Global Cyber Range as a means of better tackling the critical ‘human factor’ aspects of cyber resilience.”

Collaboration and Best Practice

As stated, RESILIA is managed by AXELOS Global Best Practice. The RESILIA certified training and awareness learning portfolio helps build collaboration and Best Practice across an organisation. It embeds the awareness, insight and skills required to make organisations more effective in keeping their critical information safe.

The portfolio is being delivered via the GISCR Global Cyber Range including access to a virtual live network environment in order to apply theory to practice.

Nick Wilding, head of RESILIA Cyber Resilience at AXELOS, commented: “I’m delighted that RESILIA has been adopted by GICSR to help critical infrastructure organisations build the skills and insight required to enable cross-functional collaboration in managing and continually improving an effective cyber resilience strategy and management system. 90% of cyber attacks succeed because of human error. People must sit at the heart of effective cyber resilience which should focus on aligning strategic priorities, service management tools, operational systems and architectures together with ongoing training and the involvement of everyone in the business.”

Both GICSR and AXELOS support cyber resilience Best Practice and the adoption of relevant frameworks and standards.

The Global Cyber Range and RESILIA Best Practice have been designed to support and align with existing business and cyber security integration frameworks (including the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security and the NIST National Cyber Security Education Framework.


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