Research Project about the Wave Model of Cyber-Resilience

  • Sepúlveda Estay, Daniel Alberto (PI)
  • Barfod, Michael Bruhn (Supervisor)
  • Osborn, James (Project Participant)
  • Guerra, Pablo (Collaborative Partner)

Project Details


Cyber Resilience Frameworks are being developed to meet the growing cyber threats posed to organisations and governments, but frameworks differences in structures and methodologies give them variable applications. The Impact-Wave Analogy is a newly developed cyber resilience framework; how it compares to other resilience frameworks is unknown. Cyber resilience frameworks are structured guidelines in which organisations and governments can plan accordingly, to create defences and to strategize for cyber

Based on a Structured Literature Review, five additional cyber resilience frameworks were identified and compared using two analyses. The first analysis aimed to understand the flexibility and adaptability of the framework. The second identified how the frameworks compared to one another based on statistical information about them, such as publications written citing them, implementation in industry, and which stage of cyber resilience is addressed. The results from this culminated in an evaluation and discussion to identify which frameworks met the stated criteria and how the Impact-Wave Analogy compared in this analysis. The conclusion suggests the strengths and weaknesses of the ImpactWave Analogy and recommendations for the use of the reviewed frameworks.

Key findings

The findings indicate that the Impact-Wave Analogy suffers from a lack of testing and implementation to prove its capabilities. That was its primary weakness compared to the other frameworks. However, it was adaptable, clear, and accounted for all stages of cyber resilience.
Effective start/end date05/02/202030/06/2020