By Michelle Weston, VP of Security and Resiliency at Kyndryl
While many organizations take a preventative stance toward cyber threats and enhancing their ability to anticipate, protect against and withstand cyber incidents, they often miss one crucial component: the ability to quickly recover mission-critical business processes.
A recent Kyndryl survey found that the largest challenge organizations face when managing the impact of a cyber incident is the recovery of systems and data from a clean backup. This outranked other challenges such as managing an expanding IT footprint, staying up to date with emerging threats, or keeping up with changing regulations.
Not being able to quickly recover can result in operational downtime, an inability to serve customers, regulatory fines, damaged brand reputation and lost revenue. That is why it is crucial for organizations to have cyber incident recovery plans and processes in place to minimize negative impacts and ensure business continuity. What’s preventing organizations from embracing this approach?
Cyber resilience is the ability to anticipate, protect, withstand and recover from any adverse condition, including cyber outages. Here are three common myths that could be holding organizations back from building a robust cyber resilience strategy.