Data security has become the global goal of companies because of the increasing cyberattacks and data breaches. Data is one of the valuable assets. Cybersecurity resilience is the best defence for an organization to detect, prevent, and recover from cybercrimes. A cyber resilient company can position itself as a secure model for data protection that customers can trust.
In 2019, just 49% of enterprise leaders felt confident about their organization’s ability to detect and contain a cybersecurity threat.
Cyber resilience is the measure of an enterprise’s ability to continue with working as normal while it attempts to prevent, detect, control and recover from threats against its data and IT infrastructure. In absence of a cyber resilience framework, companies are open to attack and these attacks can have a major impact on the company’s reputation.
Therefore, an organization must develop a cybersecurity resilience framework to aid itself in identifying, assessing, and managing when cyber breaches occur.
What is the Cyber Resilience Framework?
The cyber resilience framework stands on five pillars:
- Identify significant assets, systems and data, that supports all the critical functions within a business context.
- Protect important infrastructural services or install first-line security programs that will limit the impact of any potential threat.
- Detect suspicious activity or data leaks before any major event occurs, by constantly monitoring the security programs.
- Respond to a detected security breach or failure with the help of an end-to-end incident response plan to ensure business runs as usual.
- Recover to restore any services that were compromised during the incident. This step focuses on making a timely return to normal operations.
How to improve your Cybersecurity Framework?
Companies can build enterprise-wide incident response strategies that enable them to handle threats quickly and also maintain the efficiency of their business model. Here’s how to improve cyber resilience:
1) Nurture a Culture of Cyber Resilience
Security must not just be the security team’s responsibility. If only the security teams have the knowledge of how to protect the systems, the security posture will get weak as the company scales. Companies must educate the entire workforce about cyber resiliency. They should be aware of how to detect and prevent malware and other threats that could result in a data breach.
2) Create Formal Cybersecurity Policies
A strong incident management policy is an integral aspect of a cybersecurity framework. When the cybersecurity do’s and don’ts are a part of the company’s official guidelines, the employees will have a reliable set of protocols to guide them.
3) Make Cyber Resilience a Priority at Board Meetings
Building a cyber resilience framework is not a one-time task. It is important to review your policies and security practices to maintain a high level of cyber resilience, so the company is prepared to respond or handle any sort of cyberattacks.
The key to building cyber resilience is to focus less on technology and more on people. Cyber Resilience must not be left on the security team alone. Building a cyber resilience framework with this holistic approach that takes people and processes into the picture, your cybersecurity framework will be a continuously evolving cornerstone of the company’s ethos.
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