Protect Your Business with Security Resilience

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Security resilience explained

Resilience requires the ability to manage change, which may be positive or negative. For example, it can be a new partner acquisition, a positive, or be the target of an attack, a negative. The starting point for security teams is resilience planning. Use a risk-based approach and look at the threat, the vulnerability, the probability, and the impact. Continuity and recovery plans are built around these scenarios.

If you're reading this, you may be exploring ways to maintain a high level of continuity in the face of both threatening and nonthreatening changes. In other words, you're looking at building a resilience profile. Cisco Secure is here to help you balance risk with opportunity, and control with adaptability.

6 pillars of a resilient security strategy

Motor Oil Group identified these key pillars to build its cybersecurity resilience and support the organization's growth. You can read more about Motor Oil Group's resilience efforts in our e-book.

  • Leadership buy-in
  • Recognize the problem areas
  • Invest in your people
  • Converge information security with operational technology
  • Have a security-by-design mentality
  • Implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) everywhere

Types of resilience

Financial resilience

Help ensure integrity of financial and data assets; calculate risk-return trade-offs.

Understand risk exposure; spring back from disruptions; limit impact.

Supply chain resilience

Protect the integrity of a broader, ever-changing ecosystem.

Secure a hyper-distributed workforce and constantly shifting work patterns

How Cisco can help power your resilience

Risk reduction

Empower your teams to focus on reducing the biggest risks to your business.


Eliminate security gaps with our open, connected platform, Cisco SecureX.

Insider mitigation

Outsmart emerging threats with industry-leading machine learning and behavioral modeling.

Actionable Intelligence

Stop more threats with Cisco Talos, the largest commercial threat intelligence network.

What makes companies resilient?

Threats exist and incidents happen. Resilience is achieved when both the likelihood of an incident occurring is reduced, and the impact caused is minimized.

Haroon Malik, Security Consulting, Director, NTT Data

The foundation of successful resilience comes from understanding the threats and your own weaknesses. Armed with this knowledge, you can implement protections to reduce the likelihood that threats will affect you, and ensure that if a threat does succeed, the effects will be minimized.

Martin Lee, EMEA Region Lead, Strategic Planning & Communications, Cisco Talos

Learn more about security resilience

Cyber resilience trends and developments

Read our security resilience blogs to learn how Cisco Secure can help customers and partners thrive in uncertainty.

See cyber resilience in action

Great things happen when IT and security teams work together. Here's what to consider when building for cyber resilience.

Watch the #CiscoChat (video 1:02:31)

Cybersecurity leaders share how you can adapt your security strategy to be more resilient in uncertain times.