4 Important Hallmarks of Being Cyber Resilient

4 Important Hallmarks of Being Cyber Resilient

Any organisation that desires long-term operational continuity should be able to detect, prevent, manage, and recover from cyber security threats. Relying solely on the standard security measure may be insufficient to guarantee good information, data, and network security; hence organisations must take a step further to strengthen cyber resilience.

Cyber attackers consistently invent strategies to access essential data from every network regardless of their size or cyber security structure. According to a report by Professional Security, there has been an attack on Australia’s second-largest telecommunication company. The cyber attackers stole the personal data of  10 million customers from the company’s system. This attack proves that cyber security is never strong enough on its own, so companies must plan and adopt strategies to sustain their operational delivery and help them recover quickly from any attack. 

An organisation’s capacity to be ready for, respond to, and recover from cyberattacks is known as cyber resilience. If a company can protect itself from such attacks, contain the effects of a security breach, ensure business continuity during and after the attacks,  and avoid cyber security mistakes, it has demonstrated cyber resilience.

This article gives knowledge of the major hallmarks or characteristics of being cyber resilient. You need to know what cyber resilience provides you so that you can adopt its techniques for your organisation’s sustainability.

The Hallmarks of Cyber Resilience

Cyber resilience assures you of cyber protection, enhances the durability of your company, ensures you adapt quickly during a cyberattack and has the qualities that will help you recover quickly after any attack. The significant hallmarks of cyber resilience are cyber protection, durability, adaptability, and recoverability.

  • Cyber Protection

Cyber resilient organisations grow the ability to anticipate cyberattacks, leading them to put technical measures to protect the company’s data or network from attacks. Actions such as practicing safe cyber hygiene, creating quick identification and diagnosis team and strategies, and other pre-attack preventive measures all add to cyber protection.

Cybercriminals get more advanced as technology develops. Therefore, cyber resilience enables you to create plans to defend yourself from threats and risks. Using endpoint detection and response (EDS), a booming technology that solves the need to monitor and respond to emerging threats continuously, is an example of a better approach.

  • Durability

Durability is the capacity of an organisation to maintain its effectiveness over an extended period without noticeably degrading, regardless of any external attack. Increased durability can result from the cyber resilience measures adopted by an organisation. This result will enhance a brand’s reputation, and the ability to protect this reputation is essential for continuity.

Being cyber resilient enables a company to effectively handle cyber threats and risks, which ensures continuous durability and safeguards the reputation of the organisation.

  • Adaptability

The ability of an entire business to evolve and adapt to new strategies used by hackers and attackers is vital. The attack methods are constantly changing; therefore, an organisation’s ability to adapt will be helpful if a threat arises. Building a security team within a business that can quickly identify security threats in real time and take fast action is one of the steps to cyber resilience. 

When you are resilient, you get to know the potential risks your data is open to, and the more you gather strategies to prevent your data from attacks.

  • Recoverability

When you put together and adopt solid cyber resilience strategies, they will work for you to ensure that you quickly recover from the effects of any attack on your system. 

Developing a response and recovery strategy through the Business Continuity management system (BCMS) and Incident Response Management Program will help you efficiently recover and get back to your operations as soon as possible.

How Does Cyber Resilience Work?

Cyber resilience works to achieve the hallmarks in five significant ways.

  • Identify 

Cyber resilience helps you to identify and understand the cyber risk your environment is prone to. It helps you know and manage the cybersecurity risk to systems, data, assets, and people

  • Protect

Cyber resilience provides you with the appropriate safeguards from cyberattacks. It includes protective technology, data security, awareness and training, maintenance, identity management, access control, and information protection procedures.

  • Detect

Cyber resilience maintains visibility into your system, allowing easy detection of any cyber intrusion and quickly accessing its effect.

  • Respond

Cyber resilience predicts cyberattacks and puts a plan in place to respond to the attacks. Response to attack is achieved via response planning, analysis, communication, mitigation, and improvements in strategies

  • Recover

Cyber resilience strategies quicken the recovery of any damaged services or data caused by any breach. 

Need Help to Improve Your Company’s Cyber Resiliency?

Our services can provide you with many strategies to improve cyber security. We have IT experts who will help you set up a reliable cyber resilience system. 

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