Cyber resilience has become the latest buzzword in the digital world, sparking crucial discussions on cybersecurity. The term is about protecting against cyber threats and creating robust digital infrastructures that can withstand, adapt to, and recover from them.
According to Glenn Kemp from Clear Concepts, “Cyber resilience refers to a digital system, organization, or entity’s capacity to manage and recover from various types of cyber threats. It’s a holistic approach that addresses the possibility of cyberattacks and devises plans to cope with their repercussions.”
Kemp elaborated on the importance of cyber resilience in a world where technology and cyber threats constantly evolve. “In the current digital climate, resilience to cyber threats is necessary. It’s about the ability to persist, resist, absorb, recover, or even successfully adapt to the adverse effects of cyberattacks. We must recognize that new vulnerabilities arise every day in the face of advanced technology.”
Ashu Bhoot from Orion Networks echoed Kemp’s sentiment and highlighted the importance of cyber resilience over traditional cybersecurity measures. “While preventing cyberattacks is vital, the complex nature of today’s threats means we can’t block every potential attack. Cyber resilience allows organizations to anticipate and prepare for successful attacks. It’s about ensuring business continuity, protecting critical data even during an attack.”
Bhoot emphasized cyber resilience’s crucial role in organizations where data is the lifeblood. “A cyber-resilient organization can continue its operations, protecting its key information while mitigating the effects of a cyber attack. Building this resilience involves a comprehensive strategy that includes strong cybersecurity measures, a disaster recovery plan, regular data backups, and most importantly, fostering a culture of cybersecurity awareness amongst employees.”
Kemp and Bhoot agreed on the critical role cyber resilience will play in the future of cybersecurity. “As we navigate the increasingly complex digital landscape of the 21st century, the need for cyber resilience will only escalate. It’s a proactive and holistic approach to cybersecurity that prepares organizations to combat threats and thrive amidst them,” Bhoot concluded.