Stage 3: Assess and manage risks to digital continuity

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You can manage the risk of losing digital continuity by:

  • setting out appropriate governance and risk management structures
  • assigning responsibility for the management of risk to digital continuity
  • assessing your current level of risk

Read more information about Stage 3:

Stage 3: Assess and manage risks to digital continuity (PDF, 0.13Mb)

Read our hands-on guidance for Stage 3:

Risk assessment handbook

Our risk assessment handbook will help you identify where your information is at risk and take active steps to manage these risks:

Risk Assessment Handbook (PDF, 0.33Mb)

Testing for continuity checklist

The checklist below helps you test that your information asset meets your users’ needs to find, open, work with, understand and trust the information it contains. This is aimed primarily at information asset owners.

Testing for Continuity Checklist (PDF, 0.06Mb)

File format conversion

Format conversion may can help you maintain access and use of your information and mitigate risks that arise from obsolescence. The guidance below will give you the steps you should go through in performing a file format conversion process.

File Format Conversion (PDF, 0.17Mb)

Getting ready for a risk and opportunities assessment

The digital continuity project is working with central government departments to undertake risk and opportunities assessments. We have a short factsheet which explains the process in more detail.

Getting ready for a risk and opportunity assessment (PDF, 0.07Mb)

Managing digital continuity loss

Already lost the ability to use your information as you need? Our guidance below will help you to examine why you have lost continuity, how you may be able to restore it, and how you can prevent it from happening again.

Managing Digital Continuity Loss (PDF, 0.25Mb)

Self-assessment tools

We have built two self-assessment tools so you can assess your own organisation’s risks. Find out more on our risk assessment page, or simply download the tools below:

Self-assessment tool (XLS, 0.40Mb)

Information asset risk assessment (XLS, 0.26Mb)