The Benefits of Cyber Resilience
A lot of people have started to see the importance of cyber resilience. Cyber vulnerabilities and cyber attacks are happening more frequently and people are starting to realise how critical it is to keep their computers and networks protected. This article will cover the many advantages of a secure and resilient internet and how you can use these to your advantage.
What is cyber resilience?
Put simply: Cyber resilience is the ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from cyber attacks.
With the constant threat posed by hackers and cyber criminals the need for an internet that is as secure as possible has become crucial. To be able to achieve this level of protection, the internet should be able to handle any type of hacking attempts that might occur. The main goal of a robust internet is to maintain the integrity and reliability of all information on your computer. If one piece of data is lost, stolen or corrupted the entire internet would suffer and this is a big no-no.
How to improve your cyber resilience
The four elements of cyber resilience
- Manage and protect – identify, assess and manage the risks associated with network and information systems, including those across the supply chain.
- Identify and detect – continual monitoring of network and information systems to detect anomalies and potential cyber security incidents
- Respond and recover – Implementing an incident response management programme and measures to ensure business continuity will ensure that you can continue to operate even if you have been hit by a cyber attack, and more importantly get the business functioning once again as quickly as possible
- Govern and assure – ensure that your programme is overseen from the top of the organisation and built into business as usual.
Cyber security comes in different forms. There is a lot of talk about using software to help protect your computers from the harmful effects of malware. Other ways include the use of anti-virus programs and firewall programs. The problem with these types of protection programs is that they are not perfect. They are designed to be able to prevent attacks from being successful, but they are often unsuccessful in doing so.
There is also the option of using dedicated servers to give your computers and networks the internet access they need. This type of internet security is great because it allows your information to remain safe and secure, even when there is a hack. However, like other forms of protection the server hosting your website should be completely reliable, and it should be able to handle a large amount of traffic without a hitch.
Many online businesses use a system called the cloud to help manage their online resources. The cloud basically works by providing the company with an easy to use interface and management software. This type of online infrastructure can easily handle any type of cyber attack or hacking attempt and is ideal for those who are looking for an affordable solution for keeping their network safe.
Cyber resilience is an important part of keeping your information safe and reliable. By using a reliable type of internet, using software and employing a system that protects against all types of attacks you can rest assured that your system is going to be up and running when you need it to be.
Sigma Cyber Security specialise in providing our clients with cyber resilient infrastructure and more importantly the architecture to make sure that if any vulnerabilities are identified that these are dealt with efficiently to reduce the impact which they may have on the business and its assets.