The digital revolution happening in the enterprise is disrupting the customary system and security models. The world is moving, and organizations are going mobile. Most applications have become SaaS-enabled. Organizations have been developing corporate networks to link users to applications in the data center, and these networks are protected with different security applications. Many enterprises still depend on the “castle and moat” technology to secure their systems. However, implementation of cloud technology, agility and the Internet of Things (IoT) now demands an innovative methodology to securing the organizations.
Information security and risk management offer an organization with a roadmap for information infrastructure protection with the objective that ensures capabilities provided are aligned with the business’s risk profile. For several years, most of the IT leaders have defined and implemented security and disaster recovery plans as two distinct programs. Now as IT develops in a cloud era, this method is causing serious issues for the organizations.
Organizations, no matter how large or small, are often exposed to ransomware or security breaches when they depend solely on security plans.
While security technologies help identify and thwart many attacks, inevitably a breach will occur.
The unusual logic for splitting plans is created on the fact that security prevents man-made disasters from happening, with zero focus on recovery. This is the reason why Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plans need to be included in the overall risk management plan in an organization.
Despite implementing the best preventative security technology, man-made calamities can and will occur. We see cases of this time and again as key brands are advertised across the world from extensive outages or ransomware, leaving CIOs scrambling to recover true IT resilience by merging cybersecurity with disaster recovery. Ransomware is increasing as criminals turn to ever more savvy and tougher to prevent resources of monetizing cyber-attacks. Information security has a direct link to the incident response. This, in turn, has a straight tie-up to business continuity and eventually disaster recovery. The reality is if your information system is taken down for whatsoever reason: malware, hack attack, etc., you still have a business continuity and disaster recovery plan on your hands. When companies treat information security as risk management, the risk of a breach is reduced. Risk management is the practice of balancing an organization’s business mission with the essential risks and threats which could adversely impact the organization to confirm that adequate risk treatment methods are in place.