Cyber Resilience: How To Protect Your Business In A Connected World?

It’s hardly new, nowadays digital technology pervades practically every aspect of our lives. In many contexts, this ever-so-useful practical and accommodating reality also involves a fair share of daily risks and challenges. 

With more frequent and sophisticated cyberattacks, it is no longer a question of if but when a business will experience a threat. 

In the face of this sobering situation, of course, cybersecurity remains a determining factor but cyber resilience also becomes a key component from within an organization. 

Cybersecurity vs. cyber resilience?

Cybersecurity concentrates mainly on preventing cyberattacks and protecting IT systems, data and networks. It is intended to prevent incidents. 

Conversely, cyber resilience represents a pro-active approach which aims to reduce the disruption and damage caused by cyberthreats. On the one hand it encompasses vigilance while on the other it is characterized by its power to manage a crisis as it unfolds. 

It entails a capacity to resist attacks, recover rapidly when things go wrong and adapt to strengthen your long term security. This practice assumes cyberattacks are inevitable and concentrates on keeping operations stable in spite of threats. 

How to integrate cyber resilience from within your business?

Integrating cyber resilience from within an organization is a crucial step towards protecting digital assets, ensuring continuity of operations and minimizing risks connected to cybersecurity. 

However, aside from operational procedures, establishing a strong cyberculture among employees implies combining functional components such as policy, governance, leadership and incentives with emotional components such as confidence, equity, opportunity and social standards. 

Raising awareness and empowering employees by communicating best practices, acknowledging everyone’s commitment and involving senior management to encourage collaboration at all levels and promote healthy habits should result in positive cyber consciousness behaviour. 

In short, cyber resilience constitutes an essential component of contemporary risk management in our digital world. Companies that invest in establishing cyber resilience are better equipped to face increasing threats and protect their assets, reputation and profitability. 

Never underestimate the importance of cyber resilience — it is key to surviving and prospering in the current age. Start integrating its principles into your business today to ensure your security and continuity. 

If needed, you can always contact one of our MicroAge Canada cybersecurity specialists to assess your posture and provide recommendations.

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