Achieving cyber resilience is challenging in part because the cyber threats faced by companies are so incredibly broad and deep. It easy to glean a sense of just how extensive cybersecurity challenges really are by referring to three contemporary examples of cyber risks:
There’s little doubt therefore that hackers attack companies from all fronts, presenting cybersecurity risks front, left and centre.
With so many threats on the horizon, no organisation can afford to ignore the potentially devastating effects of a successful hacking attempt. Resilience is important from both a preventative and a curative perspective.
First, a cyber resilience framework can help companies prevent attacks from occurring in the first instance. Successful attacks have a range of consequences – starting with financial loss but extending into reputational damage that can be extremely hard to recover from. Furthermore, it can take years before an attack is detected.
However, cyber resilience is not just about preventative measures. Resilience against cybercrime also involves the ability to recover from incidents as rapidly as possible, minimising the damage done during an attack – and reassuring customers, business partners, and investors that the losses associated with an attack have been contained.
Every organisation faces different cybersecurity risks, but the core aspects of building a cyber resilience framework remain the same. Throughout our experience in offering security solutions to enterprises around the world we have found that the following four-point are core building blocks for robust cyber resilience:
These points are just a brief outline yet serve to indicate that cyber resilience requires a comprehensive, tough and tested approach to minimise the risk of successful attacks while mitigating the fallout when an attacker does succeed.
Even the largest enterprises will struggle to build the type of in-house cybersecurity know-how that can deliver a truly comprehensive cyber resilience framework. Here at ELEKS, we have expansive security expertise built through years of assisting companies in preventing attacks and in recovering from successful hacking attempts.
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