WHY DO I NEED THE C-19 CYBER RESILIENCE SERVICE?​

"The way we work, the suppliers we depend on and even our business models have been impacted by Covid-19 and this has resulted in an increase of over 500% in cyber attacks!"
THE BOARD ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR CYBER RESILIENCE

WHY DO I NEED THE C-19 CYBER RESILIENCE SERVICE?​

"The way we work, the suppliers we depend on and even our business models have been impacted by Covid-19 and this has resulted in an increase of over 500% in cyber attacks!"
THE BOARD ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR CYBER RESILIENCE

“In today’s digital world, business continuity is primarily about cyber resilience. Being able to prepare your business adequately
for a cyber incident and recover
as effectively as possible.”

“In today’s digital world, business continuity is primarily about cyber resilience. Being able to prepare your business adequately
for a cyber incident and recover
as effectively as possible.”

Cyber risk management is a board imperative. The CEO is responsible, and the board are accountable. The elephant in the room when communicating with the board is Covid-19 (C19) in relation to most business aspects but especially cyber risk.

With the benefit of hindsight, we could easily rationalise C19 as a 
“Black Swan” event and interpret is as a surprise, with a major effect. Whatever your view, the reality is it has caused chaos in the global economy and transformed society.

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.”  Charles Darwin

From a business risk perspective, all businesses are unique and carry what we refer to as an inherent risk level. This is of particular relevance when you consider the inherent cyber risk related to how an enterprise leverages ICT (Information Communication and Technology). As unique as an organisation is in respect of its business model, culture and history, its “Cyber DNA” is also unique. 

“This pandemic brings out the best but unfortunately also the worst in humanity. With a huge number of people teleworking from home, often with outdated security systems, cybercriminals prey on the opportunity to take advantage of this surreal situation and focus even more on cybercriminal activities.”

CATHERINE DE BOLLE Executive Director, Europol

That is to say, how it leverages and is interconnected and interdependent on its digital architecture and that of its business value chain including suppliers, business partners and customers.

C19 has had a significant impact on the inherent cyber risk level of every organisation on the planet. There are a number of reasons for this, not least of all the disruption of supply chains. C19 has accelerated business model transformation and increased our reliance on the digital economy and the Internet. What normally took years, is now taking months and the new rule is, there are no rules.

With organisations often abandoning the normal safeguards and assurances of system implementation and embracing a culture of “Shadow I.T.” In other words, working outside of normal policy and procedures just with the short-term objective of “getting the job done”.

This may involve activity such as giving remote users access to systems to completely digitally transforming a business model. Working outside the normal agreed safety parameters of course means increased risk.

Cyber threat actors have embraced this discombobulation as an opportunity and we all have received warnings from law enforcement agencies around the world and even the WHO (World Health Organisation) themselves, warning of a huge increase in attacks with a C19 related aspect.

So, there is an increased pressure on our supply chains, digital architecture and also an increased psychological pressure on the human workforce. They have to work in a “distracted” often unprofessional residential environment without the full support of their organisations ecosystem and colleagues.

“The key threats to organisations during the response to Covid-19 stem from the phishing, social engineering and remote access threat, these are not new threats, but with large numbers of staff working from home, there may be additional vulnerabilities where existing IT security services do not extend to remote devices, and where remote working was implemented under time pressure.”

NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre)

If we delve into this, we can appreciate the fact that this results in an increase in inherent cyber risk for an organisation by having an “increased attack surface” with their key people working from home and thus potentially exposing their critical assets.

Another fact to consider is that today is a #newnormal and tomorrow is a different #newnormal, there is no returning to a pre-covid status, we are all transitioning. As we are all interconnected and interdependent in this digital economy, we need to take a collective responsibility in taking action to deal with the cyber related impacts of C19. A holistic approach is required, we need to appreciate that inertia is the contagion!

So, we all need to aim towards a culture of shared risk ownership and “cyber risk business enablement beyond compliance”. We have to be multidisciplinary, risk orientated, pragmatic, adaptable and aim to balance short terms goals with longer term imperatives.

As all our businesses and lives transform with the impact of C19, we need to work together to support the dynamic nature of the risk landscape.

“Cybercriminals are developing and boosting their attacks at an alarming pace, exploiting the fear and uncertainty caused by the unstable social and economic situation created by COVID-19.”

Jürgen Stock, INTERPOL Secretary General

“500% increase in cyber attacks”

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“In today’s digital world, business continuity is primarily about cyber resilience. Being able to prepare your business adequately
for a cyber incident and recover
as effectively as possible.”

Cyber risk management is a board imperative. The CEO is responsible, and the board are accountable. The elephant in the room when communicating with the board is Covid-19 (C19) in relation to most business aspects but especially cyber risk.

With the benefit of hindsight, we could easily rationalise C19 as a 
“Black Swan” event and interpret is as a surprise, with a major effect. Whatever your view, the reality is it has caused chaos in the global economy and transformed society.

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.”  Charles Darwin

From a business risk perspective, all businesses are unique and carry what we refer to as an inherent risk level. This is of particular relevance when you consider the inherent cyber risk related to how an enterprise leverages ICT (Information Communication and Technology). As unique as an organisation is in respect of its business model, culture and history, its “Cyber DNA” is also unique. 

“This pandemic brings out the best but unfortunately also the worst in humanity. With a huge number of people teleworking from home, often with outdated security systems, cybercriminals prey on the opportunity to take advantage of this surreal situation and focus even more on cybercriminal activities.”

CATHERINE DE BOLLE Executive Director, Europol

That is to say, how it leverages and is interconnected and interdependent on its digital architecture and that of its business value chain including suppliers, business partners and customers.

C19 has had a significant impact on the inherent cyber risk level of every organisation on the planet. There are a number of reasons for this, not least of all the disruption of supply chains. C19 has accelerated business model transformation and increased our reliance on the digital economy and the Internet. What normally took years, is now taking months and the new rule is, there are no rules.

With organisations often abandoning the normal safeguards and assurances of system implementation and embracing a culture of “Shadow I.T.” In other words, working outside of normal policy and procedures just with the short-term objective of “getting the job done”.

This may involve activity such as giving remote users access to systems to completely digitally transforming a business model. Working outside the normal agreed safety parameters of course means increased risk.

Cyber threat actors have embraced this discombobulation as an opportunity and we all have received warnings from law enforcement agencies around the world and even the WHO (World Health Organisation) themselves, warning of a huge increase in attacks with a C19 related aspect.

So, there is an increased pressure on our supply chains, digital architecture and also an increased psychological pressure on the human workforce. They have to work in a “distracted” often unprofessional residential environment without the full support of their organisations ecosystem and colleagues.

“The key threats to organisations during the response to Covid-19 stem from the phishing, social engineering and remote access threat, these are not new threats, but with large numbers of staff working from home, there may be additional vulnerabilities where existing IT security services do not extend to remote devices, and where remote working was implemented under time pressure.”

NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre)

If we delve into this, we can appreciate the fact that this results in an increase in inherent cyber risk for an organisation by having an “increased attack surface” with their key people working from home and thus potentially exposing their critical assets.

Another fact to consider is that today is a #newnormal and tomorrow is a different #newnormal, there is no returning to a pre-covid status, we are all transitioning. As we are all interconnected and interdependent in this digital economy, we need to take a collective responsibility in taking action to deal with the cyber related impacts of C19. A holistic approach is required, we need to appreciate that inertia is the contagion!

So, we all need to aim towards a culture of shared risk ownership and “cyber risk business enablement beyond compliance”. We have to be multidisciplinary, risk orientated, pragmatic, adaptable and aim to balance short terms goals with longer term imperatives.

As all our businesses and lives transform with the impact of C19, we need to work together to support the dynamic nature of the risk landscape.

“Cybercriminals are developing and boosting their attacks at an alarming pace, exploiting the fear and uncertainty caused by the unstable social and economic situation created by COVID-19.”

Jürgen Stock, INTERPOL Secretary General

“500% increase in cyber attacks”

Read More

C-19 Cyber Resilience Service

Cyber Risk International are offering a managed service to help organisations deal with the cyber risk impacts of Covid-19 on their cyber resilience and business continuity status. This service is delivered remotely, using a combination of the CyberPrism platform and expert support.

C-19 Cyber Resilience Service​

Cyber Risk International are offering a managed service to help organisations deal with the cyber risk impacts of Covid-19 on their cyber resilience and business continuity status. This service is delivered remotely, using a combination of the CyberPrism platform and expert support.

Find out more about the service by downloading our brochure.​

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Enterprise Ireland – Lean Business Continuity Voucher Available
This service is eligible for 100% funding up to the value of €2,500*
*Lean Business Continuity Voucher Terms and Conditions Apply

What is the Service Offering?

Cyber Risk International are offering a managed service to help organisations deal with the cyber risk impacts of Covid-19 on their cyber resilience and business continuity status.

What is the Service Offering?

Cyber Risk International are offering a managed service to help organisations deal with the cyber risk impacts of Covid-19 on their cyber resilience and business continuity status.

GET STARTED - NOW

Enterprise Ireland – Lean Business Continuity Voucher Available This service is eligible for 100% funding up to the value of €2,500* *Lean Business Continuity Voucher Terms and Conditions Apply

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