Why have companies finally gotten serious about resilience? COVID is part of the reason, but it’s not the entire story. The cyber threat also explains why businesses must be proactive in setting proactive resilience agendas.
How bad is the cyber threat to resilience?
The perceived threat is acute. According to Accenture, 68 per cent of business leaders feel their cybersecurity risks are increasing. Fifty-four per cent of companies, though, say their IT departments aren’t sophisticated enough to handle advanced cyberattacks.
And so, properly addressing the risk requires teams to get serious about cyber resilience. So, what is cyber resilience, then?
Well, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, cyber resilience is the ability to anticipate, withstand, recover from, and adapt to adverse conditions, stresses, attacks, or compromises on systems that use or are enabled by cyber resources.
A set of capabilities, cyber resiliency enables companies to pursue those business objectives dependent on cyber resources in a contested cyber environment.
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