Cyber Resilience

What is cyber resilience?

Cyber Resilience can be thought of as digital fitness. It’s the ability to keep your business, data, and devices online no matter what threats come your way. More than a single defence against a single threat, it entails end-to-end protection against cyber threats and data loss.

Together, Carbonite and Webroot provide a full range of cyber resilience solutions to keep companies secure and their data protected, so they can serve their customers, employees, and investors regardless of the cyber challenges they may face.

Cyber resilience can help your business with:

  • Training to help the most vulnerable part of your security strategy, i.e. your people, be vigilant

  • Blocking threats before they can infiltrate your network provides a critical line of defense

  • Protecting endpoints from the latest threats to ensure users stay productive and your data stays secure

  • Backing up data automatically is critical for times when breaches (e.g. ransomware, etc.) or other events (e.g. human error, network outages, natural disasters, etc.) occur

  • Recovering with minimal downtime and without significant data losses allows business to continue as usual.

How does cyber resilience work?

Cyber resilience works by providing defense in depth. There's no silver bullet to address constantly evolving threats or ensure seamless business continuity in the face of unforeseen circumstances. Defense-in-depth strategies address the problem of a seemingly limitless number of attack vectors and data loss scenarios by not relying on any single solution.

Instead, defense in depth relies on multiple technologies to ensure that they can secure their users, networks and devices, and be able to recover compromised data at a moment’s notice. The suite of Carbonite and Webroot solutions cover the range of prevention and recovery options by providing unmatched security and data backup and recovery solutions, including the ability to train your personnel, block threats, protect your devices, back up your data, and recover from setbacks quickly.

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Cyber resilience vs cybersecurity

How does cyber resilience differ from cybersecurity? Cybersecurity is a component of cyber resilience that is itself made up of several sub-components— endpoint security, network security, security awareness training. Together, these make up the broader category we call "cybersecurity."

When data backup and recovery are added to the mix—which in turn includes services like endpoint backup and recovery, backup for Microsoft 365, server backup, migration services, and more—we start to talk about cyber resilience in a broader sense.

When data security plus data backup and recovery come together to keep your business online, we call it cyber resilience.

Why is cyber resilience important?

Beyond simply relying on technology now more than any other time in human history, today’s global trends are putting unique pressure on all of our cyber resilience. The arms race between the security industry and cybercriminals continues to escalate, but businesses today have more to lose from data loss than ever before.

A true cyber resilience solution can help businesses solve for:

  • An evolving threat landscape where more than half of small businesses report having suffered a data breach.* To defend against polymorphic malware and malicious, evasive scripts, you need way more than a traditional antivirus.

  • Ubiquitous connectivity has dissolved the traditional network's edge, stretching IT resources and involving multiple cloud applications. This opens the door to data loss from malicious actors, human error, system failure, network outages, and natural disasters.

  • Market complexities involving ever-stricter data security and compliance regulations, including GDPR and CCPA, plus a dire shortage of qualified IT professionals to help manage it all.

*Ponemon Institute. “2018 Cybersecurity Report” (March 2018)

Customized cyber resilience plans

No two organizations follow the same path to cyber resilience. Each has unique cybersecurity and data protection demands. To discuss your unique needs and how to secure your business, contact us today.

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