Guest opinion: The good and bad of stress

Stronger cyber resilience culture needed to combat threats

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Closer collaboration between departments such as business continuity and information security could help raise staff awareness to counter the cyber threat, according to industry experts

There is a need for a stronger cyber resilience culture across organisations and a focus on the human factors involved in cyber security to counter cyber disruptions, a report has concluded.

“It is essential that business continuity and cyber or information security functions pool their expertise and respond to incidents, as well as build cyber resilience in a coordinated way,” said the Cyber Resilience Report, published by the Business Continuity Institute in collaboration…


Guest opinion: The good and bad of stress

Stress was ‘invented’ in 1936 by Hans Selye, a Hungarian-born medical student who formally named it after observing that patients suffering from different diseases often exhibited identical symptoms. He defined stress as a ‘non-specific response of the body to any demand for change’.

The UK charity Mental Health Foundation defines it as, ‘the way you feel when you’re under abnormal pressure’. Many types of situations can cause stress and it’ll be different for everybody.

Our individual perceptions will influence the way we understand what is and what isn’t a stressful event for us….

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