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BCAW 2017

Business Continuity Awareness Week 2017 will take place between Monday 15th and Friday 19th May 2017.

For several years, two of the greatest concerns for business continuity professionals have been cyber attacks and data breaches. In fact, the latest Horizon Scan Report, published by the Business Continuity Institute, showed that 85% and 80% of business continuity professionals respectively expressed concern about the prospect of these threats materialising. The level of concern is perhaps not surprising when you consider that the BCI’s Cyber Resilience Report revealed that two-thirds of organizations had experienced at least one cyber security incident during the previous year, and 15% had experienced at least ten.

So when asked at the end of Business Continuity Awareness Week 2016 what the theme should be for BCAW2017, the overwhelming response was cyber resilience. As the world becomes more and more digital, so do the threats that it faces. Just as we need to protect our organizations from disruptions that occur in the physical world, so it is important that we also have plans in place to deal with disruptions in the virtual world.

So what will you do to raise awareness of business continuity and the importance of cyber resilience?

News and blogs

There has been plenty of research carried out in the field of cyber resilience, research that exposes the magnitude of the issue and the cost of when things go wrong. The BCI frequently analyses this research and highlights those reports of interest. Click here for further information.


In order to help promote the week and publicise the message we are trying to get across, we have produced a series of posters. Each poster highlights a different action an individual can take to improve cyber security. Click here to see the full range and to download your free copies.


In the build up to, and during, BCAW the BCI will be publishing and collating a collection of resources that provide educational material to those working in the industry, and can be used to help demonstrate the value of business continuity and the need for cyber resilience. Click here for further information.


It is often said that a picture tells a thousand words, so if imagery is your desired method to get a message across then we have collated a selection of infographics highlighting some of the key facts regarding cyber resilience. Click here for further information.


Cyber resilience is a serious topic, but if you would like a little light relief, then we have collated a selection of cartoons to keep you amused, while still helping to demonstrate the theme. Click here for further information.