Cyber resilience is a company’s ability to prepare, respond, and recover when a cyberattack happens. A business has cyber resilience if it can defend itself against an attack, limit the effects of an incident, and guarantee business continuity both during and after an attack.
Why It’s Important
Today, traditional security measures are no longer enough. Cybercriminals are deploying tools of increasing complexity and doing so in ever more sophisticated ways, meaning that the potential for detection can be difficult.
If you’re prepared by adopting the mindset that an attack is inevitable, and have a plan to respond, your business will be much more likely to ride out the storm. Knowing what you’ll do in the event of an attack is just as important as trying to prevent one.
How it Works
The key to cyber resilience is dynamically securing your entire organization. Use preventative measures to protect and defend against all insecure elements of your infrastructure. This requires four components. They include:
- Threat Protection – Today, you must be prepared to defend your business against any number of threats. Consider employing endpoint detection and response (EDS) a growing technology that addresses the need to monitor and respond to advanced threats.
- Recoverability – After a breach, recoverability is about getting your company back to normal. You should have a plan in place, including multiple critical data backups stored in different locations. Run simulations to be prepared and perfect your strategy for if/when an event happens. This will strengthen cyber resilience.
- Adaptability – Your entire organization must evolve and adapt new tactics to counter those used by cybercriminals. They are ever-evolving, and adaptability will help you survive in the event of a threat. Build a team, or work with an organization that can quickly recognize a security threat in real-time and take immediate action.
- Durability – Durability is measured by your capability to effectively operate routinely after a breach. With system improvements, regular testing, and updates, your cyber resilience will improve.
No organization is completely immune to a cyberattack. The key is to be prepared and ready to act should an attack happen. Is your business prepared? Let us help! Ask about our free risk assessment service. We can help you develop a cyber resilience plan that can keep you in business should an attack occur.