If you are not already familiar with cyber resilience, it is an assessment of how well your business can run its functions during a cyber attack. Your security team must have put essential recovery plans in place for data breach; however, can they keep your business functioning in case of a cybersecurity lapse?
You do not need to be a cybersecurity expert to understand this, but your staff responsible for cybersecurity must understand the importance of cyber resilience. If they fail to play their part in keeping your operations running in the face of a cyber attack, the attacks can bring down your whole business.
If you are just starting out, you need to understand your business functions to initiate cyber resilience. You should closely observe your business functions that use technology. No doubt, programming is being done; however, there are also marketing functions that can be affected. For instance, your sales team may be in the middle of writing a critical business proposal. Your account team might be developing your taxes, whereas your email and Slack are transmitting every message.
If these business operations have importance, they need to be defended. So, to start with, you should also find out the value of each of your business functions. Know what are your business’ main operations and infrastructures that keep your business running. Also, determine the major risks to those business operations, in terms of accessibility, secrecy, and veracity that can likely damage your business.
Imagine that a malware attack affects your business components? Is your coding team not able to access its work? Your sales and accounting teams? Can they continue doing their work despite the malware attack? Maybe, they can with backups! Keep in mind that backups and disaster recovery are essential components when it comes to running a business in today’s volatile cybersecurity world. Backups can help keep your business functioning even if an attack happens.
If you are want to develop cybersecurity resilience in your business and don’t have the capacity to do so, you may contact us to know more. We can work closely with you to understand and assess your business functions and come up with a robust cyber resilience plan for you.