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SSG 32: Contingency Planning & Resilience Analysis

Version 1.0 April 2019

This SSG specifically pertains to the Contingency Planning & Resilience Analysis subject area of the Asset Management Subject Groups, specifically Section 6.6.2 of the Asset Management Anatomy (Version 3). It will become part of the full series of SSGs covering all 39 Subjects and a smaller series of Sector Specific Guidelines (where these are desired by a particular sector).

Contingency Planning & Resilience Analysis is the process and systems to ensure an organisation can continue to operate its assets to deliver the required level of service in the event of an adverse impact or maintain the safety and integrity of the assets (whether or not they operate). 

Contingency Planning & Resilience Analysis covers the processes and systems put in place by an organisation to ensure that it is either able to maintain the services delivered by its assets despite serious events, incidents or disasters, or is able to recover these services within an acceptable period. 

Resilience is the ability of a system or organisation to withstand and recover from adversity. The resilience of assets and asset systems is initially established during asset creation, through the use of systems engineering and reliability engineering.

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CONTENTS  
Acknowledgements   ii
1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Purpose of the SSGs 
1.2 The SSGs in context
1.3 SSGs and the issue of Complexity versus Maturity
1.4 The Anatomy

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2 THE PURPOSE, INTENDED USE AND INTENDED AUDIENCE OF THIS SSG
Meaning
Intended Audience
Intended Use

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3 CONCEPTS, PRINCIPLES, KEY FACTORS & DEFINITIONS
3.1 Principles
3.2 Key Principles and Concepts
3.3 Organisational Context and Strategy
3.4 Acceptable Disruption and Levels of Resilience
3.5 Critical Points and Assets of an Organisation
3.6 Threat, Risk, Vulnerability and Impact Assessments
3.7 What Type of Risk Assessment?
3.8 Contingency Planning
3.9 Response and Recovery
3.10 Validation and Continual Improvement
3.11 Key Factors

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APPENDIX A - MAPPING TO IAM COMPENTENCIES
APPENDIX B - DEFINITIONS & ABBRVIATIONS
APPENDIX C - BUSINESS IMPACT ANALYSIS QUESTIONNAIRE
APPENDIX D - CHECKLIST FOR DEVELOPING A CONTINGENCY PLAN AND RESILIENCE ANALYSIS
APPENDIX E - CASE STUDIES
Infrastructure Interdependencies
Learning from a Disaster
Demonstrating Climate Change
Railway and Climate Change
Operational Technology (OT) Security Review

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ANNEX F - THREAT CATEGORIES 33
APPENDIX G - REFERENCES 42

 

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