Cybersecurity has been a hot topic for businesses as technology has been integrated into many (if not all) processes within companies. However, it can be easy to become complacent in your cybersecurity approach. Shifting your focus to cyber resiliency as a more proactive system of defense can garner measurable results.
What is Cyber Resilience?
Cyber resilience means creating plans to proactively prevent cyberattacks from targeting a business, as well as an organization being able to continue operations despite cyberattacks and data breaches.
This shift to proactivity from reactivity can help businesses avoid major disruptions and hardship by implementing systems that are not only more secure from the start, but also able to continue functioning even in the event of an attack.
Why Your Company Needs Cyber Resilience
One study shows that 82% of surveyed companies who focused on augmenting their cybersecurity budget still witnessed a 31% increase in data breaches despite their added efforts. This is likely due to the fact that some companies focus on perimeter security (detection and response). The problem with this strategy is that it relies on systems being breached in order for them to be fixed – an already dangerous and costly scenario.
On a cyber resiliency scale from 1-10, only 23% of surveyed organizations considered themselves in the 9-10 range, or as high performers in cyber resiliency. The first step to tackling cyber resilience is a mindset shift to more long lasting, long-term cybersecurity strategies. Cyber criminals thrive on the break-fix narrative, taking advantage of organizations that are constantly trying to tackle breaches instead of focusing on more holistic, future-focused strategies.
A shift of focus from detection and response to prevention and protection can benefit a company’s efficiency and functionality overall.
What Makes a Good Cyber Resilience Framework?
There are many factors to consider when it comes to increasing cyber resilience within a company. The NIST CSF framework provides guidance for important factors to consider when implementing stronger cybersecurity measures, including identifying, protecting, detecting, responding, and recovering. Here are a few key considerations to support your proactive resilience plan:
1. Review and assess current systems and processes
2. Implement redundancies and backups
3. Train employees in best cybersecurity practices
4. Enhance cybersecurity measures
5. Plan for worst-case scenarios
6. Regularly test and update systems as needed
Making the shift to increase resilience can help businesses avoid major disruptions, costly downtime, and loss of sensitive data. Implementing a proactive system of defense will help businesses stay ahead of the curve and be better equipped to handle whatever comes their way.
Create Your Proactive Security Plan with Envision Consulting
Businesses should be proactive in their defense against cyberattacks in order to protect their systems and networks. By partnering with Envision Consulting, businesses can have access to the latest technologies and best practices in order to stay ahead of would-be attackers.
Envision Consulting can help your business implement a comprehensive security plan that is tailored to its specific needs, which can be regularly updated to account for new threats. With our help, you can feel confident that your systems are secure from any cyberattack. Reach out to us today!