A Resilient Organisation Starts with Cyber Resilience —Here’s Why

A Resilient Organisation Starts with Cyber Resilience —Here’s Why

Resilient organisation begins with cyber resilience
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Global events, such as recessions and pandemics, create enormous social and economic challenges that impact organisations and their management. From employee and customer satisfaction to financial difficulties, supply chain disruption and skyrocketing cyberattacks, top-level management oversees a wide range of concerns.

As business owners aim to address multiple challenges that may threaten their organisations’ success, resilience is a trending buzzword. Organisational resilience is an organisation’s ability to foresee, plan for, respond to and adapt to gradual change and unexpected disruptions to survive and thrive.

Recommended Read: Becoming a Resilient Organisation

Even during the most recent COVID-19 pandemic, organisations that already practised methods to cultivate resilience through remote/hybrid work, digital transformation and more, showed that they could quickly recover from setbacks and have an advantage over competitors.

If you want to prioritise resiliency within your own business, one of the first steps you should take is building cyber resilience. Cyber resilience refers to an organisation’s ability to consistently deliver the desired outcome in the face of adverse cyber events.

Cyber Resilience Powers Transformation

According to Forrester, cyber resilience is more than just a security imperative. It’s the foundation of a strong business and brand. This is one of the reasons why over 65% of organisations are investing in improving their cyber resiliency posture. Companies across the globe have begun to realise that it’s time to look inward and identify and close security gaps to build a more resilient future.

While establishing cyber resilience, consider the following:

  1. You must deploy tools to detect, evaluate and handle network and information system risks, including those that affect your supply chain.
  2. It’s critical to identify irregularities and potential cybersecurity issues through continuous network and information system monitoring before they become severe threats.
  3. Implementing an incident response strategy is crucial to ensure operational continuity where you can bounce back quickly even if you are the victim of a cyberattack.
  4. Always ensure that your cyber resilience strategy is overseen by top management and integrated into day-to-day operations.

Companies that invested in cyber resilience expected to get the following results:

  • Increased secure collaboration within the organisation
  • Better preparedness, response and remediation skills in the event of a security incident
  • Improved integration of people, processes and technology

How to Improve Your Cyber Resilience

Employee training

Providing continual security awareness training to your employees enables them to identify threats and vulnerabilities. It enhances employees’ defensive abilities and prepares them to effectively deal with a crisis. Learn more about the importance of cyber security training.

Stay current with technological advances and the threat landscape

It’s crucial to keep up with the latest technology developments and threats. If you have no understanding of what you’re up against, you can’t protect your business.

Reset your security systems

Regularly audit your digital and physical systems to identify vulnerabilities. Set the critical systems to their best available configurations to prevent unauthorised access.

Adopt advanced technologies

Legacy technologies may be ineffective in dealing with today’s challenges. As a result, having the most up-to-date and effective technologies and tools to secure your organisation is critical.

Partner with an MSP

Resiliency is no longer a choice but a necessity. However, it requires a significant amount of time, effort and expertise. It’s always best to collaborate with an expert partner like us who can handle resiliency and technology matters for you. Learn what a cybersecurity company can do for your business.

If you’re ready to take the first step towards building cyber resiliency in your organisation but aren’t sure where to start, contact us to schedule a no-commitment call. Our team will understand your needs and suggest a tailored solution to bring your organisational resilience to the next level.

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