The speed of cyber attacks

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Cyber-attacks cost affected organization into billions of revenue. Cyber-attacks lead to commercial losses, public relation dents, and disruption of operations and may amount to extortion. Amid the turbulent context, business desperately needs to incorporate cyber security measures as a key asset. It’s not just about the technology, it’s about business continuity. Variety of sensitive data is stored within a company network that is important to the company success. Hence, cyber security is important to business continuity planning.

Cyber security is in two categories: breaches in data security and sabotage. In security breach, personal data, intellectual property, trade secrets are targeted. In sabotage, denial of service attacks is the most common incident. Cyber security audit must be performed internally by most organizations. This ensures that the resulting recommendations are used to make the organization secure. Hackers look for easy targets but if an organization has stronger security measures, hackers will identify the next easy target.

Sophisticated Attacks

However, attackers are becoming more organized and have made sophisticated attacks. With their speed and complexity of the threat landscape, businesses have been run down in the wake of reputation and financial damage. There are solutions to keeping organizational assets secure. The first step is to acknowledge the existing cyber security risks that expose an organization.

When an attack occurs, organizations need to be fully prepared to deal with countermeasures. In cases of reputation attack, the faster the response to the attack, the better the outcome. Risk management currently focuses on incident security through management of known risks. Cyber resilience is about ensuring organizational sustainability even when subjected to the inevitable. Cyber resilience anticipates uncertainty as it is difficult to perform comprehensive risk assessment.

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