Adapt and overcome with security resilience

Security underpins everything. Protect your investments and prepare for the future with stronger security resilience.

Security resilience explained

Resilience requires the ability to manage change, which may be positive or negative. For example, it can be a new partner acquisition, a positive, or be the target of an attack, a negative. The starting point for security teams is resilience planning. Use a risk-based approach and look at the threat, the vulnerability, the probability, and the impact. Continuity and recovery plans are built around these scenarios.

If you're reading this, you may be exploring ways to maintain a high level of continuity in the face of both threatening and nonthreatening changes. In other words, you're looking at building a resilience profile. Cisco Secure is here to help you balance risk with opportunity, and control with adaptability.

6 pillars of a resilient security strategy

Motor Oil Group identified these key pillars to build its cybersecurity resilience and support the organization's growth. You can read more about Motor Oil Group's resilience efforts in our e-book.

  • Leadership buy-in
  • Recognize the problem areas
  • Invest in your people
  • Converge information security with operational technology
  • Have a security-by-design mentality
  • Implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) everywhere

Types of resilience

Financial resilience

Help ensure integrity of financial and data assets; calculate risk-return trade-offs.

Understand risk exposure; spring back from disruptions; limit impact.

Supply chain resilience

Protect the integrity of a broader, ever-changing ecosystem.

Secure a hyper-distributed workforce and constantly shifting work patterns

Securing Australia's energy pipelines

AMPOL, the largest energy provider in Australia, needed to effectively and securely manage its nationwide hybrid IT and OT infrastructure. Discover why the company chose Cisco to help improve its security resilience across its entire ecosystem.

How Cisco can help power your resilience

Risk reduction

Empower your teams to focus on reducing the biggest risks to your business.


Eliminate security gaps with our open, connected platform, Cisco SecureX.

Insider mitigation

Outsmart emerging threats with industry-leading machine learning and behavioral modeling.

Actionable Intelligence

Stop more threats with Cisco Talos, the largest commercial threat intelligence network.

The foundation of successful resilience comes from understanding the threats and your own weaknesses. Armed with this knowledge, you can implement protections to reduce the likelihood that threats will affect you, and ensure that if a threat does succeed, the effects will be minimized.

Martin Lee, EMEA Region Lead, Strategic Planning & Communications, Cisco Talos

Learn more about security resilience

Cyber resilience trends and developments

Read our security resilience blogs to learn how Cisco Secure can help customers and partners thrive in uncertainty.

Cisco Cybersecurity Viewpoints

Sharpen your security insights with authentic perspectives, original research, and the latest trends.

Drive security resilience with Secure Firewall

Learn why Cisco Secure Firewall is a fundamental building block for enabling security resilience across your hybrid and multicloud environment.

Check your organization’s resilience

Get guidance on how to design a cybersecurity framework tailored to your specific business needs.

Security resilience for government

Learn how to reduce risk and manage unpredictable change with trusted security solutions for your agency.

Security Service Edge (SSE) Institute

Get expert-led education on security service edge (SSE), modern zero trust access (ZTA), and more.