With organisations relying ever more on the Internet for accessibility and flexibility, the risks to their networks naturally increase. As a result, enterprising cyber criminals have never had it so easy. There are vast amounts of valuable data waiting to be taken, and countless vulnerabilities to be exploited.
For organisations of any size or type, the costs of a data breach are incalculable – both in terms of financial and reputational damage and short- and long-term consequences.
The heightened risks mean that organisations must approach cyber security differently. Gone are the days of implementing an ISMS (information security management system) and sitting back, safe in the knowledge that you are secure.
Gone, too, are the days of safety in obscurity. Crooks target vulnerabilities rather than organisations, so it’s no good assuming that your organisation is too small to come under attack. You will be targeted sooner rather than later, and you must have a plan.
Preparation is the key to survival
‘If not information security, then what?’ you might ask. The answer is cyber resilience.
This approach describes the ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from cyber attacks. It helps organisations protect themselves from cyber risks, defend against and limit the severity of attacks, and ensure that business operations continue to function.
Managing Cyber Risk – Transform your security with cyber resilience is a new IT Governance guide, which makes the case for your organisation to adopt cyber resilience.
It also outlines the Cyber Resilience framework, a guideline for you to implement the necessary controls to stay safe.
Our infographic outlines the basics of the Cyber Resilience Framework.
Managing cyber risk
As the infographic above shows, the Cyber Resilience Framework describes four key components of effective cyber resilience. Our guide breaks each of those down, outlining specific controls that can be implemented to meet those controls and develop your programme’s maturity.
The guide also explains which controls are necessary to meet the requirements of various laws and best practices, including the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), Cyber Essentials, ISO 27001 and ISO 22301.