Cyber resilience refers to an organization's ability to continuously operate effectively, despite unpredictable cyber events. Cyber-security breaches or cyberattacks can create severe and costly damages. It is about being proactive and the ability of an organization to prepare, respond, and recover, when cyberattacks happen.
When an organization has cyber resilience, it can defend itself against cyberattacks, limit the effects of a security incident, and guarantee the continuity of its operation during and after the attacks. Cybersecurity’s main goal is to protect technology, data, and systems, while cyber resilience focuses on continuous delivery of operations, despite possible interruptions. Cyber Resilience aims to limit the severity of security breaches and cyber-attacks when it happens. Cyber resilience aims to secure the organizational dynamic as a whole. It is seen as a preventive measure to defend against all possible defects in the infrastructure.
Cyber resilience has four main components: Threat Protection, Recoverability, Adaptability, and Durability. With recent technology advances, cyber-criminals have become more evolved. Organizations should have Threat Protection in the form of a planned procedure to defend themselves against all sorts of threats. Recoverability is how an organization recovers from a cyber-attack. If an organization has a planned strategy and procedure for when a cyber-attack occurs, they are more likely to recover easily and quickly. Adaptability is one of the most important components. Adaptability allows an organization to evolve and adapt to new tactics of cyber-criminals and attackers. Cyber-crimes and attacks are ever-evolving and advancing, adaptability will help an organization in the event of a threat. An organization’s Durability is assessed by its capability to effectively return to regular operations after a security breach
Traditional security measures are not enough anymore, which is why cyber resilience is rising in popularity throughout many different organizations and sectors. Cyber resilience is essential because it has numerous benefits to an organization before, during, and after cyberattacks. When organizations incorporate a cyber resilience program, they can develop and curtail strategies that can be delivered in compliance with existing IT infrastructure. It also helps boost safety and security across the organization consequently decreasing the possibility of cyberattacks.
No organization is immune to cyberattacks and data breaches can be extremely costly and cause overall damage to the organization. If an organization invests in a cyber resilience strategy, the effect of a successful attack can be mitigated. Without cyber resilience, the damage done by cybercriminals is hard to control. A sound Cyber resilience strategy will help prevent an organization from public scrutiny, reputational damage, fines from regulators and lawsuits, and loss of business.