Security resilience is the ability to protect the integrity of every aspect of your business so it can withstand unpredictable threats or changes and emerge stronger.
Uncertainty has become the new normal. Because change is coming faster than ever, businesses are making massive investments across the enterprise to strengthen resilience. From financial resilience to operations resilience and organizational resilience to supply chain resilience, these initiatives are designed to help businesses operate as they adapt to change. Because security cuts through every aspect of these initiatives, the investments will fall short if businesses do not also invest in security resilience.
Security resilience must deal with a new, interconnected world. Businesses are operating as integrated ecosystems where boundaries between corporations, customers, suppliers, and partners all blur. Additionally, connections between people, devices, and data are ever-expanding with billions of touchpoints. Meanwhile, businesses are adjusting to constantly shifting work patterns, as hybrid work is here to stay.
A focus on resilience has supercharged security concerns and raised tough questions for today's executives, including:
The most important thing to remember is that when everything is open and connected, security resilience requires more than past approaches to security offered.
Businesses must adopt a new security strategy. It is time to move away from stand-alone security—which is focused on siloed threat prevention and treating all alerts and threats equally—and toward security resilience that focuses on detection, response, and recovery.
To implement security resilience across an organization, there are five steps or strategies to security resilience: