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The resilience of the UK depends on its ability to absorb and recover from strategic shocks: to ‘bounce back’ from risks as diverse as terrorist attacks and natural disasters in a way that makes it stronger and more resilient than before.
The National Security Strategy and the National Risk Register champion a multi-agency, all-hazards approach to addressing these risks. This, in turn, requires a robust understanding not only of emerging threats and their likely impact, but also of the interdependencies of the individuals, organisations and processes on which resilience depends. This understanding can then be used to inform policy, develop and assess strategic action plans and review standard operating procedures.