In a quickly evolving cyber landscape, organisations must achieve a state of information resilience to safeguard not only their data, but also their people, finances and reputation. That was the overriding message at the inaugural BSI International Cyber Resilience Exchange.
The Exchange, which took place at The Convention Centre in Dublin and featured some of the world’s foremost cyber intelligence experts, gave an audience of Irish and international business leaders an opportunity to understand how to protect their organisations’ information against the constant threat of cyber attack.
Delegates heard that corporate Best Practice has moved beyond the ability to respond to security incidents to properly securing and protecting data assets in the first place. According to BSI, it’s the responsibility of organisations – and their senior executives – to ensure information systems are available and secure at all times.
“We live and work in a world that relies almost completely on digital information,” said Michael Bailey, director at BSI. “As we generate and store information to help us run our lives and businesses, cyber criminals are using ever-more sophisticated techniques to exploit that data for their own gain.”
Bailey continued: “Achieving a state of information resilience* doesn’t need to be complicated, but it does need to involve the entire business, from senior management right down to entry-level employees. Through testing, training, awareness and other information security-minded practices, organisations can ensure that they’re ready for the unexpected at all times.”