Resilience in 2018 – Betty A. Kildow

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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Betty A. Kildow

Betty Kildow FBCI, CBCP, is principal of Kildow Consulting where for more than 20 years widely diverse companies and organizations have benefited from her expertise and real-world approach to addressing the challenges in developing and maintaining a robust Business Continuity and Resilience capability. A Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) with the Disaster Recovery Institute International since 1998, she was named a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (FBCI) in 2002. Kildow is an ISO 22301 certified Master, an ISO 28000 certified Implementer and Auditor, and a member of the ContinuityLink Trainers Team. She has been an adjunct instructor at UC Berkeley and Massachusetts Maritime Academy. A strong proponent of including the supply chain in continuity planning, she is author of A Supply Chain Management Guide to Business Continuity published by AMACOM and in Japanese by President「事業継続」のためのサプライチェーン・マネジメント. She is a member of the Business Continuity Journal’s Peer Review Panel and past board member of the Institute for Supply Management Risk Management Group. She is a graduate with distinction of the University of California, Berkeley’s Emergency Preparedness, Planning, and Management Program.

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