Report calls for organizations to progress to cyber resilience

Published: Tuesday, 06 February 2018 09:15

DarkMatter, the international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, has released a new report which calls for the global cyber security industry to adopt a mentality of ‘cyber resilience’.

The ‘Cyber Resilience and Trust Report’ also calls on the cyber security industry to develop its people, processes, policies and technologies to collectively rebuild the critical trust required for positive digital advances to succeed.

Faisal Al Bannai, Founder and CEO of DarkMatter said, “It is clear that digital transformation has revolutionised modern life. Yet as usage has increased, what we don’t have is a corresponding improvement in security measures capable of protecting people’s data. The industry’s current approach to cyber security is overly reliant on perimeter security and reaction to threats, leaving entities vulnerable to attack.”

Al Bannai continued, “To really benefit from the wonders of technology, organizations must become cyber resilient. This means having the ability to not only recover quickly from cyber attacks, but to end up stronger. Equally, developers and suppliers of technology should become more transparent around the capabilities of their products and technologies, to begin rebuilding trust.”

Establishing institutional trust and transparency are highlighted as key preconditions to achieving cyber resilience in the long run. In the report, this is envisioned as a ‘Dome of Trust and Transparency’ which calls for industry-wide platforms to allow organizations to conduct comprehensive reviews of hardware and software before installation.

In order to make this shift towards cyber resilience, DarkMatter outlines key tactical steps for the industry to take. The report reiterates a need for cyber security functions in business and government to gain organizational visibility and relevance, while also allowing for investment in software and talent.

Read the report (registration required).