Cyber resilience encompasses an organization’s ability to continuously serve its clients regardless of the cyber events it faces. The foundational elements of establishing and maintaining cyber resilience is understanding the current cyber risk posture, identifying its desired cyber risk posture, and developing a roadmap to ensure cyber risk reduction and overall enterprise cyber risk management.
Organizations must take a structured approach to identify assets, business processes, and controls that support continuous delivery of services. Once identified, the threats, vulnerabilities, and procedural weaknesses need to be analyzed for potential impact on the organization. From here, the organization can understand its current risk posture, allow management to make informed decisions on risk treatment and support its journey toward true cyber resilience.