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Resilience Information

Update on the draft NIS Directive, October 2015  Update on the draft NIS Directive from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, October 2015


The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published its report ‘Space Weather and Financial Systems: Findings and Outlook’ summarising results from a workshop in London to discuss potential impacts with the financial sector.  The workshop was organised in partnership with the UK and US.  

Presentation slides from a cyber seminar held at the FCA to share lessons from Exercise Waking Shark II and provide industry with updates on the Authorities’ and UK Government’s work to address cyber threats.

 (US) FINRA, the SEC and CFTC Issue Joint Advisory on Business Continuity Planning 
Following Hurricane Sandy, October 2012, FINRA, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) jointly reviewed firms’ business continuity and disaster recovery planning and are issuing the attached Business Continuity Planning advisory.

 Update on the draft NIS Directive from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, June 2014 

The Greek Presidency has issued a progress report summarising the European Council’s current position (as at June 2014) on the proposed directive and principles for future work.  In addition, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills has produced an update setting out how this relates to the UK’s position.

Proposal for a Directive of The European Parliament and of The Council concerning measures to ensure a high common level of network and information security across the Union.
Lessons from the Olympics are shared from the sector for future reference.
UK Government response to public consultation launched by the European Commission.
Authorities' Legal Powers in the event of Operational Disruption
Legal powers available to Authorities (and infrastructure providers) in the event of major operational disruption.
The FSA Practice Guide, November 2006.
CPNI Good Practice Guide-Telecommunications Resilience 
Recommendations on telecommunications resilience.
Drafting Contracts to Cater for Major Operational Disruption 
Letter from Lord Browne-Wilkinson to the Financial Markets Law Committee (FMLC)
Prepared by the Avian Flu Working Group
HM Government Public Information Booklet
Market-wide and Sector exercises
The Financial Authorities have been designing and running Market-wide and sector lead exercises since 2003.
The main objective of these exercises is to improve the sector's preparedness by providing a collective opportunity to review, test and update business continuity and crisis response plans.
Transatlantic exercise to tackle cyber threat
Statement on the UK and US government conducting a joint table-top exercise with leading global financial firms to enhance our cooperation and ability to respond effectively to a cyber-incident in the finance sector.
 Report on the desktop cyber exercise that took place in November 2013.

Background information and scenario detail based on the Waking Shark II desktop cyber exercise held in November 2013. Instructions for use are also provided.

The BBA sponsored a retail banks resilience exercise which took place on 22 April 2013. The exercise was supported by the UK financial authorities who also participated. This executive summary report includes the key findings from the exercise. It is also available via the BBA’s website, a link to which is available in ‘External Links'.

 Market-wide Exercise 2011 - Final Report 
 Following the 2009 and 2011 exercises the Recovery Site Providers produced a Supplier   Statement on Business Continuity Services relating to Transport Disruption and the Olympics.
 Report on the desktop cyber exercise that took place in March 2011.
Following the 2006 exercise the Recovery Site Providers produced a Supplier  Statement on Business Continuity Services relating to a Pandemic

 Business Continuity a year after 9/11 
Remarks by Paul Wright, Head of Major Financial Groups (North America) Department, FSA

 Contingency planning and systemic stability
Remarks by Alastair Clark, Executive Director
Speech by Callum McCarthy, Chairman, FSA