ISO 22316 Security and Resilience

Organizational resilience is the ability of an organization to absorb and adapt in a changing environment to enable it to deliver its objectives and to survive and prosper. More resilient organizations can anticipate and respond to threats and opportunities, arising from sudden or gradual changes in their internal and external context. Enhancing resilience can be a strategic organizational goal and is the outcome of good business practice and effectively managing risk.

An organization’s resilience is influenced by a unique interaction and combination of strategic and operational factors. Organizations can only be more or less resilient; there is no absolute measure or definitive goal.

ISO 22316 provides terminology relating to, and principles for organizational resilience.  It identifies and attributes and activities that support an organization in enhancing its organizational resilience.

Why should you use this standard?

It clarifies how building resilience can benefit organizations.

Users will also find out about the principles and attributes of resilience and how to evaluate the factors that contribute to resilience. The standard also supplies a framework and strategy with which to develop, implement, and evaluate better organizational resilience.