Cyber-resiliency has evolved from an IT Security initiative to a key business strategy in the last few years. This evolution is due to the rise of threats and vulnerabilities, as well as regular disruptions of critical infrastructures that create new targets for attackers. Looking ahead, cyber-resiliency will become even more important for businesses and governments as technology continues to increase and scale rapidly.
Today, cyber-resilience is more critical than ever before and encompasses more than just security. Because digital technology touches virtually every aspect of enterprises, government and life today, companies are increasingly challenged to build effective defences for new business models.
A cyber-resilience solid program can help thwart ransomware attacks, reputational damage caused by data breaches, and even political interference in elections or other critical infrastructures through social media propaganda.
Cyber-resiliency is a key to maintaining business agility and adaptability in a fast-changing, increasingly digital world.
Cybersecurity is an essential component of business continuity and resilience. The three areas of cyber-resiliency are cyber threat, cyber sensing and protection and the human dimension. Cyber threat is the risk that a system or network is compromised by a source of data that affects functionality or availability. Cyber sensing looks at how vulnerable a system or network is and how that vulnerability can be mitigated through appropriate protection mechanisms.
Successful organisations are already ahead of this game and have adopted resiliency as an integral part of their risk management and business continuity planning processes, investing heavily in data protection and resilience technology to protect their business from cyber-attacks.