We asked our contributors what they see for resilience in 2018:

I believe that 2018 will see the use of “resilience” continuing to grow in presentations, marketing material, and all written forms across a wide range of disciplines, though the increased usage of the word does not yet guarantee a universally shared definition or application.

While resilience will continue to be a critical issue in the coming year, the ongoing necessity to address cybersecurity threats may result in resilience being deemed a lower priority for resources.

As there is a greater understanding of the fundamental connection between Business Continuity and resilience, Business Continuity Management will play an expanded role in developing organizational resilience capability in both the public and private sectors.

The efforts of BC and related functions such as disaster recovery, emergency management, and risk management will be further integrated and coordinated within organizations to establish and maintain greater organizational resilience. This holistic approach will result in the creation of a common language and effective and flexible strategies and plans for responding to any disruption to the organization.

Do you agree with Betty's vision? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Betty A. Kildow

Betty has been a Business Continuity Management consultant for more than 20 years. She is an ISO 22301 Master, an ISO 28000 Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor and member of the ContinuityLink Training Team.

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