• Thomas Hawkins, Assistant Manager |
  • Tom Scott, Analyst |
3 min read

The Resilience Landscape

In the evolving risk landscape, resilience testing has never been more important. This has been emphasised through the UK Governments Resilience Framework with its focus on the National Exercise Programme (NEP), exemplifying a strategic shift towards embedding resilience as a core national value. This proactive stance is partly driven by the EU’s Critical Entities Resilience Directive (CER), where stress testing is a key component. Additionally, PS21/3 for building operational resilience was created to ensure that customers, firms, and financial markets do not suffer intolerable harm from disruptions within the UK financial sector.

Such initiatives highlight a broader narrative: resilience testing is a foundational building block, not an optional add-on.

We believe that our 4Di platform becomes a game-changing enabler for organisations looking to test and build its resilience. 4Di is a scenario-based digital simulation platform that builds the resilience of organisations in a versatile and dynamic format. It creates an immersive, engaging, and time-pressured experience through which organisations can develop readiness for any disruptive event and innovate the delivery of learning and decision making within an organisation.

Scenario Library

Dealing with disruption and emergencies is a matter of when, not if in today’s dynamic threat landscape. 4Di’s versatile capability enables the testing of a range of scenarios that can be tailored to a range of organisations and sectors with a configurable set of injects from an inject library.

Data Insights

Regulators are now requiring organisations to validate their testing data, rather than just providing qualitative assertions about resilience. This is where 4Di innovates resilience testing, the platform collects all data inputted into the platform with readily available reports that can be used as evidence for regulatory reporting requirements. The data can also be used to provide evidence based-based insights for considering the effectiveness and efficiency of decision-making processes on whether impact tolerances have been breached, enabling identified areas of improvements. 

Decision Support

Being able to make swift but effective decisions under pressure is a crucial element of an informed and rapid response for effectively managing and mitigating a crisis or unforeseen incident. 4Di enables a shared view of situational awareness and decision-making by capturing and recoding decisions as teams traverse through their various plans, such as contingency, mitigation, and communication plans.