Digital resilience – the ability to block, detect and recover from a cyber attack – calls for IT leaders to accept the fact that breaches will occur. But how quickly you can get to business takes an action plan not unlike a military strategy.
That insight, from Dr. Mike Lloyd, Chief Technology Officer for RedSeal, was just one of the practical approaches discussed on the Government Technology Insider podcast. In part two of the discussion, Lloyd suggested that the military “war room” is a good analogy to the tactics IT leaders should take: map out the situation (your network, its strengths and vulnerabilities), simulate and “wargame” realistic attacks, then create response plans.
While resilience is the goal, it’s also a moving target, Lloyd explained, as new technologies emerge, and attackers find new ways to threaten your security. Still, while he said that building a “perfect wall” around your network won’t stop all intruders, he stressed that the ability to recover rapidly can greatly limit the consequences of a breach.
Listen to part two of this series below. For part one, which outlined the three steps every organization should implement to become more resilient, click here.