Achieving Cyber Resilience

Posted on Wed, Feb 15, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

“Business leaders recognise the huge opportunities and benefits cyberspace offers in terms of increasing innovation, collaboration, productivity, competitiveness and customer engagement and they will continue to work hard to exploit the opportunities it presents. Yet many are having difficulty determining the risk vs reward aspect, preparing for adverse surprises, and understanding that with benefits come significant risks.” - Michael de Crespigny, CEO of the Information Security Forum (ISF)

To help companies identify the capabilities they need to adopt to increase resilience to cyber threats, the ISF has published "Cyber Security Strategies: Achieving Cyber Resilience". Continuity Central has identified 10 key findings from the report, which is available for purchase.
  1. The more successful you are in cyberspace, the greater the impact of risk.
  2. Companies must embrace uncertainty and develop cyber risk resilience.
  3. Malspace is a global industry that has evolved to facilitate cyber crime.
  4. Cyber threat impacts have a long and disproportionate risk tail.
  5. Hacktivism presents a threat beyond just information security.
  6. Cyberspace increases information security risk.
  7. Information security is fundamental and more important for security in cyberspace.
  8. Cyberspace threats can combine quickly in unpredictable and dangerous ways.
  9. Collaboration and sharing intelligence and good practices are essential.
  10. Cyber security is more than information security. It’s a business issue.
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Tags: Business Continuity, Resiliency, Cyber-Security, Information Security