What is Cyber Resilience?
Cyber resilience is an organization’s capacity for adaptability to cyber threats, without interrupting business integrity, purpose, and continuity. It represents an enterprise’s level of preparedness to anticipate, detect, and recover from cyber‑attacks.
Why does cyber resilience matter?
Cyber resiliency is essential to the protection of enterprise organizations’ IT systems, critical infrastructure, data, and applications. It matters because it helps organizations recognize that hackers have the upper hand—this approach forces organizations to reconcile with “unknown unknowns” and be even more innovative, comprehensive, and urgent in their approach. With proper cyber resiliency, entities are able to continuously deliver their intended outcomes despite any adverse cyber events.
How can my organization be more cyber resilient?
There are both cost-effective and timely ways to implement cyber resiliency within even the most hyper-connected enterprise organizations. Effectively deployed enterprise security and digital protection services are built on zero-trust security, in collaboration with adaptable architectural capabilities. Enterprises must examine their organizations and consider every element that could potentially be disrupted via loss of function or data compromise. Once these vulnerabilities are established, enterprises must stress-test each area, logically follow potential situations, and plan accordingly.
Cyber resilience against zero-day attacks
The main idea of cyber resilience is found when organizations recognize hackers have the upper hand, and as a result treat security as an around-the-clock necessity. This will allow for embedded security in day-to-day operations and build sustainable resilience.
A zero-day attack is when hackers successfully exploit a vulnerability within a system, before software developers or managers have the chance to solve for the attack and implement any type of defense. This occurs through targeted attacks on vulnerabilities that software developers do not yet know exist.
Enterprises can follow a four-step plan to improve resilience when dealing with zero-day attacks:
The first step of building your cyber resilience is preparing for potential cyber-attacks. Enterprises must complete holistic risk assessments to evaluate risk levels and document vulnerability assessments in order to deal with any potential adversity.
To maintain your business-critical applications during a zero-day attack, your enterprise must have the correct security architecture in place. Incorporating zero-trust into your data infrastructure is one of the only ways you can achieve this. By having a continuity plan based on zero-trust architecture in moments of disaster, your organization can implement its incident response plan during a cyber‑attack.
With the main focus on continuity, cyber resilience also includes elements of disaster recovery strategy. Having a recovery plan in place plays a role in cyber resilience as it allows for recuperation from successful attacks launched against your organization.
The ability of enterprises to learn from attacks is essential to sustainable cyber resilience. It not only allows you to further cushion your resilience against sophisticated attacks, but promotes agility and continuous improvement within your organization’s infrastructure.
HPE and cyber resilience
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With HPE Enterprise Security and Digital Protection Services, you can experience adaptive and innovative digital protection that fortifies your confidentiality, integrity, and uninterrupted accessibility to your data in hybrid IT and at the edge. And with HPE Backup and Recovery Efficiency Analysis Service, your enterprise can make better-informed decisions for security risk management. With innovative backup methodology, your systems are protected through awareness and discovery.