What Is Resilience, and How Is It Measured and Tested?

There are many different definitions of resilience, but they are all variations of the same idea. NIST defines resiliency as “The ability to adapt to changing conditions and prepare for, withstand, and rapidly recover from disruption.” The National Infrastructure Advisory Council states that “The effectiveness of a resilient infrastructure or enterprise depends upon its ability to anticipate, absorb, adapt to, and/or rapidly recover from a potentially disruptive event.” Office of Management and Budget (OMB) says critical infrastructure security and resilience is “… the ability to prepare for and adapt to changing conditions and withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions. Resilience ...

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