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Cyber Resilience – Fundamentals for a Definition

  • Fredrik Björck
  • Martin Henkel
  • Janis Stirna
  • Jelena Zdravkovic
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 353)

Abstract

This short paper examines the concept of cyber resilience from an organizational perspective. Cyber resilience is defined as “the ability to continuously deliver the intended outcome despite adverse cyber events”, and this definition is systematically described and justified. The fundamental building blocks of cyber resilience are identified and analyzed through the contrasting of cyber resilience against cybersecurity with regards to five central characteristics.

Keywords

information systems security cyber resilience cyber security 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fredrik Björck
    • 1
  • Martin Henkel
    • 1
  • Janis Stirna
    • 1
  • Jelena Zdravkovic
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Systems SciencesStockholm UniversityKistaSweden

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