Making the Case for a Better Cyber Resilience Plan

By Gina Roos

Cyber-attacks on companies of all sizes continue to grow, fueling a greater need for businesses to step up their plans to mitigate and recover from these threats. A recent global survey reveals that 66 percent of the 369 business continuity and resilience professionals surveyed reported at least one cyber incident in the previous 12 months, and 15 percent faced at least 10 incidents. The Cyber Resilience Report, conducted by the Business Continuity Institute and sponsored by Crises Control, also finds that some companies are still slow to respond to cyber incidents, which can result in a major disruption to business. One finding shows that 19% of organizations take four hours or more to respond, which is unacceptable by most standards. Organizations can turn to managed security service providers if they lack the resources or skill sets in-house. In addition to providing services such as intrusion detection, firewalls, and virus/spam blocking, they also can work with companies to help them improve their business continuity and cyber resilience plans. Key survey takeaways show a need at many companies for better communications, collaboration, plan validation and security leadership.

This article was originally published on 2016-07-25