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What is cyber resilience and why is there a need for it?

Every day, organizations are challenged to keep their data safe from internal and external threats. As our work boundaries stretch thin and the line between work life and personal life blurs, your organization’s important and sensitive data lies everywhere. 

As an organization, it’s your responsibility to keep this data safe, private, and ensure only authorized people have access to it. That’s what cyber resilience is all about. 

What does cyber resilience mean?

Cyber resilience refers to how prepared you are for a cyber threat. For organizations, this entails three main things:

  • Detect — Do you have the right mechanisms in place to detect a cyber threat before it strikes? Are your data protection and security softwares updated regularly to combat the fast-growing number of known cyber threats?
  • Protect — When you are already under a cyber attack, can you contain the spread of the attack? Can you identify the infected data sources (devices and servers) and quarantine or isolate them so that the infection does not go beyond the already affected hardware? 
  • Recover — How quickly can you get things back on track after a disaster has struck? Can you keep your business running and continue serving customers without any interruption? 

Why is cyber resilience important?

Maintaining business continuity 

A cyber attack can cripple an organization and slow down operations or, worse, bring the business to a halt. Being prepared for threats ensures that you protect your business from unnecessary interruptions, and get things back on track with minimal downtime in case a virus, malware, or ransomware slips through the cracks. 

Keeping customer data safe

No matter the industry that you are in, you have some form of customer data in electronic form. This means that you are responsible for that data. Failing to keep the data secure can attract fines, litigations, and reduce customer confidence in your business.  

Complying with data protection and compliance regulations

There are several geographical (such as GDPR) and industry-specific (such as HIPAA) data management regulations that you need to comply with. A good way to ensure your workflows remain compliant is to build a strong cyber resilient framework for data protection and security. 

Gaining customer trust

More and more customers are eager to learn how you store their data and what measures you have in place to keep such data safe. A robust cyber resilience framework will help convince customers that you understand the risks and have safety measures in place to protect the data at all times. 

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