Always on Guard: How a Corporate Immune System Can Engage Full-Spectrum Risks – A Conceptual Framework to Re-Engineer Organizational Capability and Culture

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Abstract

This chapter advances the idea that the modern organization can become immune to a full spectrum of risks by re-engineering its organizational capability and culture. Given the accepted role of people in causing or escalating technical risk – the requirement to achieve ‘always on' socio-technical protection poses a significant challenge. However, an enterprise's human resources offer a massive potential to detect and report risk and there is also substantial competitive advantage available to the organization which develops, integrates, leverages and acts on intelligence gained from a suite of socio-technical sensors and sense-making processes. The human resources and culture of an organization, properly configured, could comprise a powerful innate (constant) and adaptive (active) immune system. The chapter will provide the reader with a framework for how such an immune capability could be integrated into an organization that takes seriously the requirement to be ‘always on' – protected from any form or blend of socio-technical threat.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAlways-On Enterprise Information Systems for Modern Organizations
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherIGI Global
Pages41-59
Number of pages257
ISBN (Print)9781522537045
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Cyber security
  • human factors
  • cultural
  • immunity
  • continuity

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