Cyber Resilience Preparedness:  

Why it Needs to be a Priority

Email-borne threats are on the rise. Surely, you haven’t forgotten about the recent Petya and WannaCry global malware outbreaks? According to new data from Vanson Bourne and Mimecast, announced today, more than half of organizations surveyed have seen the volume of cyberattacks increase this year – including ransomware, phishing and impersonation fraud.

Threats like these will continue to cripple networks, cause downtime and expose valuable corporate data and intellectual property. Everyone is a target. But you don’t have to surrender.

However, you do need to rethink your IT preparedness. You can no longer stand in front of your C-suite or Board and claim a prevention-focused security plan alone is enough.  Only preventing known threats will not make an organization resilient.  What worked for email security just six or twelve months ago is no longer sufficient, and the days of relying on basic anti-spam and anti-virus protection are gone.

So, what’s an organization to do? Prepare. It’s time to start to think holistically about protecting your business operation – it’s time to implement a cyber resilience strategy to safeguard against email-borne threats and mitigate risk.

The Cyber Resilience Think Tank

Creating an effective cyber resilience strategy doesn’t have to be complicated, costly or complex. But, you do need a plan, and you can’t do it alone.

This is why The goal of the Think Tank is to solidify the definition of cyber resilience, shed light on common challenges, and provide guidance on possible solutions.

In an effort to help guide organizations on how to build an effective cyber resilience plan for email, some Think Tank members have provided their expert insight, tips and advice on the topic in the new E-book: Strengthen Your Defenses Against Cybercrime: Cyber Resilience Planning for Email By reading this E-book, you will learn the ins-and-outs of cyber resilience planning for email, from the perspective of industry experts who have dealt with this issue firsthand.

Expert Advice: Avoid a Planning Headache

Here are a few tips from the E-book on how to start the planning process, with ease:

  1. Develop a strategic plan for cyber resilience that considers broad business objectives.
  2. Don’t put the onus on IT: Engage leaders across the business.
  3. Communicate planning to all staff, and educate and engage them on a regular basis.

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