A proactive approach to cyber resilience is critical for mitigating disruption and other adverse effects of cyberattacks.
Cyberattacks such as ransomware, distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks, and cyber extortion can pose significant problems for organizations, no matter their size. Data has long been the target of cybercriminals, so in the past, organizations have focused on protecting their data. But in recent years, cybercriminals have found better ways to monetize their crimes. Through offering ransomware as a service or DDOS for hire, criminals can cause maximum disruption to an organization, while demanding a ransom in the process.
Such a shift toward disrupting availability requires organizations to harden and design systems to be resilient rather than just secure. By taking specific, proactive steps, organizations can strengthen their cyber resilience and minimize the impact of cyberattacks.