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Cyber Resilience - The Next Frontier of Cybersecurityby@GuardDogAI
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Cyber Resilience - The Next Frontier of Cybersecurity

by Guard DogMarch 23rd, 2023
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Network Cybersecurity through Cyber Resilience by Peter Bookman, Technology Innovator. Cyber protection and cyber resilience are two crucial concepts in cybersecurity. Both are important, and organizations should strive to have strong cyber protection measures and robust cyber resilience strategies. The key is to find the right balance between the two approaches.
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It is common for cyber analysts to practice attacking and defending against any attack to ensure environments are as protected as possible and prepared for an exploitative event. In these contests, the attacker always has an advantage. The well-understood advantage is that no matter how well protections have been set up and are being watched, there are known and unknown vulnerabilities to the environment that the attacking team can find and exploit.


In any environment, the understood vulnerabilities are a matter of manual analytics done by cyber analysts who then can take actions to prevent or respond to attempted exploits. Lessons are learned through this, but the vulnerabilities will be the Achilles heel of any environment when played again. Because of this, organizations must implement both cyber protection and cyber resilience strategies.


Cyber protection and cyber resilience are two crucial concepts in cybersecurity. While related, they refer to different approaches to dealing with online threats and vulnerabilities. Cyber protection refers to the measures and strategies put in place to prevent cyber-attacks from occurring. This includes firewalls, antivirus software, and secure password policies. Cyber protection aims to make it as difficult as possible for hackers to gain access to a network or system.


On the other hand, cyber resilience refers to an organization's ability to withstand and recover from a cyber-attack. Cyber resilience is about preparing for the worst-case scenario and operating even if an attack occurs. This involves having robust backup and recovery systems in place and plans to respond to an attack to minimize the damage it causes.


So, which is more critical: cyber protection or cyber resilience? The answer is that both are important, and organizations should strive to have strong cyber protection measures and robust cyber resilience strategies. Cyber protection helps prevent attacks, while cyber resilience helps organizations recover quickly if an attack does happen. Having strong cyber protection measures in place can help to reduce the likelihood of an attack, while being prepared with a robust cyber resilience plan can help organizations to bounce back if an attack does occur. The key is to find the right balance between the two approaches.


From Fortune 10 to Main Street businesses, everyone needs to extend resources and analytics as near to real-time as possible for cyber resilience designed to meet the challenges that, when properly practiced, bring business continuity. They reduce the cost of scale to remote and distributed locations with lowered the risks associated and cost-effectively with managing existing solutions. Through increasing efficiencies and simplifying network security, the ultimate solution will provide protection and visibility by exposing invisible cybersecurity threats before they compromise network environments.