Resilience in IT controls is not unlike resilience in human psychology. Both refer to the ability to:
• Bounce back, or recover to the original state
• Do better, or evolve to a new state.
Controls may in turn promote resilience. The recovery of business operations to normal operating levels in the event of a disaster, covered in the last chapter, comes to mind.
In applying the principle of resilience to the organization of control elements, we will investigate the impact of change. Thus far, in exploring proximity, alignment and coupling, we covered the ways control elements can be organized in a static state. It is not until we get to balance in the prior chapter that motion, in the form of an unexpected ...