Intelligent CISO Issue 37 - Page 18

cyber trends
AVI RAICHEL , CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER AT ZERTO , DISCUSSES THE NEED TO ADOPT AN APPROACH TO CYBERSECURITY AND DATA PROTECTION BASED ON RECOVERWARE CONCEPTS AND PRODUCTS , AND TELLS US WHY BUSINESSES NEED TO BE BETTER PREPARED FOR WHAT THEY MIGHT FACE NOW THAT DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IS UPON US .

Industry expert says 2021 is the year of recoverware

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2 unforgettable year , and from a cybersecurity and data protection perspective , we learned several lessons . As companies and public sector organisations found themselves increasingly targeted with malware , ransomware and hacking attempts , it ’ s vital that we use the collective experience to improve outcomes for anyone on the receiving end of a breach .

Part of this must be a greater acceptance that being targeted by cybercriminals is not a question of if , but when . For many , the legacy approach to cybersecurity is focused on either doing everything possible to prevent a breach , or doing the bare minimum in the mistaken belief that an attack is highly improbable .
This needs to change . The security stakes are far higher than they were 12 months ago . Risks are more widespread and there are more opportunities for criminals to succeed . As a result , businesses need to be better prepared for what they might face now that Digital Transformation is an absolute necessity .
Changing mindsets
A huge part of this issue is mindset – organisations need to be ready for the worst possible scenario when considering their security posture . Managing and mitigating IT disruption , caused by an external attack such as ransomware , should be near the top of the list of concerns for every CIO . Recovery should be included in the technology and process investments made by IT and security teams , beginning with a cleareyed view of reality and an acceptance that no matter how much investment goes into protection , eventually something – or someone – will get in .
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