Cyber resilience is an organization’s ability to either reduce the possibility of a cyber attack or diminish the impact of a potential cyber attack.
You could think of cyber resilience as vaccination to either prevent the disease which is akin to the cyber attack from occurring or greatly reducing the chance of its occurrence.
Cyber Resilience by Leadership
This needs to be said again. Cyber security is not the responsibility of an individual alone but rather a collective responsibility wherein everyone from the interns to the board members have a part to play. However, building cyber resilience is a call that top management has to make. The leaders in an organization should consider the followings and set forth the strategy for building cyber resilience.
Increased cyber risk visibility
A complete breakdown of exactly how many connected devices there are is needed to truly develop cyber resilience. It is also highly essential to adjudge which assets are deemed critical and the potential risks to draw up a contingency plan.
Regular data backups
A scenario in which a hacker can encrypt your data and extort money in exchange for your data is not uncommon but highly preventable. A cyber risk visibility assessment can quickly help you identify that traditional systems of storing data can make you the potential target of such an attack. CISOs merely have to ensure that the data is backed up regularly to gain the upper hand making the enterprise more resilient.
Using risk visibility to lay down automated processes
A deep dive into the company’s current security protocols can reveal the weakest links that can help CIOs and CISOs engineer automated processes to tackle these issues in real time.
Becoming cyber resilient is not easy. It all seems so simple.
‘Be proactive rather than reactive.’ ‘Take pre-emptive measures.’
So, what stops enterprises from becoming cyber resilient? There are a number of hurdles:
Improving cyber resilience: A 3-step process
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