The Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and the US CISA have jointly announced the launch of Business Continuity in a Box. Developed by ACSC, with contributions from CISA, Business Continuity in a Box aims to provide rapid business continuity support for cyber incidents to organizations that do not already have business continuity plans in place.
Business Continuity in a Box is comprised of two core components – Continuity of Communications and Continuity of Applications. It is designed ‘for situations where the availability or integrity of an organization’s data and/or systems has been compromised’. The core components focus on keeping communications flowing during an incident and establishing interim business-critical applications.
ACSC says that by using Business Continuity in a Box, organizations can maintain or re-establish the basic functions needed to operate a business while responding to the issues affecting their existing systems. Business Continuity in a Box is an interim solution, to be deployed by either the organization itself or its managed service provider (MSP).
Business Continuity in a Box can also be integrated into an existing business continuity plan.