4 Cornerstones of Cyber Resilience


According to PwC’s latest Global Crisis and Resilience Survey, nine out of 10 company leaders polled reported
their organizations had experienced a business disruption during the past two years. In this same study, three
quarters of executives also said these disruptions had “medium to high impact” on operations.

No wonder these same leaders listed “resilience” among their top strategic priorities going forward.
In the broadest sense, business resilience is an organization’s ability to anticipate, endure and recover from crises, such as economic downturns, operational breakdowns and other types of catastrophic failure. In the physical world, these catastrophes can be caused by multiple factors beyond a company’s control, such as natural disasters. In the cyber realm, the most common culprit is cybercrime; which makes the key to cyber resilience cybersecurity.
What are the foundational elements of cyber resilient cybersecurity? Here are four cornerstones:
Assess to Protect – Understand your technology perimeter. Identify any security gaps for any business
looking to develop cyber resilience. Implement preventative measures.
Respond to Recover – Plan to recover from disaster before an emergency strikes. Streamline policies,
processes and practices for speed and efficiency amidst crises.
Design for Flexibility – Anticipate adapting tactics and solving problems at full speed.
Train for Learning – Regular drills and ongoing education facilitate the continual refinements and
continuous improvement necessary for high cyber resiliency.
We have broad experience and deep expertise in core technological disciplines supporting cyber resilience,
such as cloud computing, collaboration tools and backup and disaster recovery routines (BUDR.) Give us a call.