In today’s evolving threat landscape, traditional cyber security measures such as firewalls and antivirus software are proving inadequate. To ensure your organisation’s survival in 2018, you must achieve cyber resilience.
Cyber security threats are on the rise, with over 800 million records leaked in 2017 (find out more in our breaches and hacks blog archive), so it is important that your business is prepared.
What is cyber resilience?
Cyber resilience is a broad approach that encompasses cyber security and business continuity management, and aims not only to defend against potential attacks, but also to ensure your organisation’s survival following an attack.
Adopting a cyber-resilient posture will help your organisation to:
- Defend against potential attacks;
- Ensure your organisation’s survival following an attack;
- Reduce financial losses;
- Meet legal and regulatory requirements, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR);
- Improve your company’s culture and internal processes; and
- Protect your company brand and reputation.
How to achieve cyber resilience
IT Governance recommends a to cyber resilience:
- Identify and protect with an effective information security management system (ISMS)
An ISMS is a system of processes, documents, technology and people that secures your information in all its forms. An ISMS also protects the confidentiality, availability and integrity of data, and protects your organisation against evolving security threats.
Although prevention is the foundation of any effective cyber resilience programme, not all attacks can be prevented. That’s why timely detection of a cyber attack is essential to contain and control any resultant damage. A comprehensive ISMS should include effective detection mechanisms for detecting vulnerabilities and incidents through event monitoring and logging and penetration testing.
- Respond and recover with a robust business continuity management system (BCMS)
A BCMS is a system that enables organisations to update, control and deploy effective business continuity plans to reduce the cost of business interruptions. A BCMS also helps organisations respond to any type of disaster and maintain continuity of business operations.
Take the first step towards cyber resilience
IT Governance’s new Cyber Resilience Toolkit is an essential step towards achieving cyber resilience.
Combining our bestselling ISO 27001 ISMS and ISO 22301 BCMS toolkits, you will receive a comprehensive set of fully customisable project tools, templates, policies and procedures for an effective cyber resilience management system.
The toolkit will help protect your organisation’s information assets, and respond and recover from an incident.