With every business now a digital business, it’s opening up vulnerabilities for cyberattacks. To protect your organization, aim for speed, unification and simplicity.By Boyd White, Director of Technical Solutions Engineering, Tanium
Digital resilience is more than just a good idea, and it should be more than just another IT cost center. In fact, digital resilience supports the business and just happens to be your organization’s best and strongest defense against today’s cyberwar.
But isn’t cyberwar an overstatement? Not when a recent ransomware attack shut down a 5,500-mile-long pipeline for gasoline and jet fuel. Not when credit bureau Experian had a security flaw that exposed the records of tens of millions of consumers. And not when even the police — in this case, the Washington, D.C., department — are themselves the victim of cyberattacks.
Given this environment, you don’t want your organization to be the low-hanging fruit. After all, that’s what cybercriminals attack first. Organizations are not guarded properly when they have easily guessed passwords, endpoints with out-of-date or missing antivirus software, and untrained employees who can be deceived into clicking phishing links.
Digital resilience to the rescue
To avoid this fate, it’s vital that you first harden your most critical infrastructure. Then securing the next tier — support systems and endpoints — is just as important. And that’s where digital resilience comes in.
Your organization is only as resilient as the technology that runs it. When your technology stops, so does your business. And if your organization relies on fragmented fixes such as endpoint patchwork solutions, it’s not really resilient.
That’s because resilience is born out of unity. Digitally resilient organizations have a unified way to keep all systems up to date, respond quickly to security breaches, and dramatically reduce the time between disruption and recovery. All this requires a single source of truth, ideally on a single platform.
4 steps to greater digital resilience
So how can your organization become more digitally resilient? Here are 4 steps that can help:
How Tanium can help
Are you looking to make your organization more digitally resilient? Then you should also take a look at Tanium.
Tanium’s unified approach to endpoint management and security gives you the ability to tackle security issues from a single platform. With Tanium, becoming digitally resilient is fast, unified and simple.
Find out today how Tanium can help you defend your organization against cyberwar by becoming digitally resilient.
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