What is Cyber Resilience?
Cyber resilience is just one aspect of resilience in general. An organization that aspires to be cyber-resilient should aim further to be resilient against all potential stresses. In this list of attributes, which are not cyber-specific, there is a well-merited emphasis on human performance within the organization. This is appropriate since not only are security decision making and preparedness the responsibility of the organization’s employees, but the staff members themselves are also a primary source of vulnerability to cyberattack, being susceptible to social engineering deception, as well as the source of human error in undertaking corporate security tasks. Hence, Cyber Resilience is considered to be the strength built by organizations to fight and recover against any potential cyber risks.
Why is This important?
Traditional security methods are no longer sufficient to assure proper information, data, and network security, hence cyber resilience is critical. Indeed, many IT security teams now expect attackers to acquire illegal access to their firm at some point.