2024 Cyber Resilience Research Reveals a Complex Terrain

May 7, 2024  |  Theresa Lanowitz

New data helps business leaders understand how and why to prioritize resilience.

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital innovation, businesses find themselves at the intersection of progress and peril. The data reveals that the tradeoffs are not just dramatic, but they also put the organization at significant risk.

One of the primary obstacles is the disconnect between senior executives and cybersecurity priorities. While cyber resilience is recognized as a critical imperative, many organizations struggle to garner the necessary support and resources from top leadership. This lack of engagement not only impedes progress but also leaves businesses vulnerable to potential breaches.

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Meanwhile, technology advances at a breakneck pace, as do the risks posed by cyber threats. The 2024 LevelBlue FuturesTM Report reveals this delicate balancing act between innovation and security. We looked at the whole business issues involved in both cyber and cybersecurity resilience and discovered executive leadership and technical leadership have opportunities for much deeper alignment.

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The elusive quest for cyber resilience.

Imagine a world where businesses are impervious to cyber threats—a world where every aspect of an organization is safeguarded against potential disruptions. This is the lofty ideal of cyber resilience, yet for many businesses, it remains an elusive goal. The rapid evolution of computing has transformed the IT landscape, blurring the lines between proprietary and open-source software, legacy systems, cloud computing, and digital transformation initiatives. While these advancements bring undeniable benefits, they also introduce unprecedented risks.

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According to our research, a staggering 85% of IT leaders acknowledge that computing innovation comes at the cost of increased risk. In a world where cybercriminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated, the need for cyber resilience has never been more urgent. From massive ransomware attacks to debilitating DDoS incidents, businesses operate in a climate where a single cyber breach can have catastrophic consequences.

Exploring the relationship between executive leadership and cyber resilience.

Our survey of 1,050 C-suite and senior executives included 18 countries and seven industries: energy and utilities, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, transportation, and US SLED (state, local government, and higher education). In the coming months, we will release a vertical report for each market. This landmark report was designed to help organizations start talking more thoughtfully about vulnerabilities and opportunities for improvement.

In the report, you’ll:

  • Discover why business leaders and tech leaders alike need to prioritize cyber resilience.
  • Learn about the critical barriers to cyber resilience.
  • Find out about the challenges impacting cybersecurity resilience.

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  • Uncover the importance of business context and operational issues associated with prioritizing resilience.

Recognizing the imperative of cyber resilience, business leaders are called upon to chart a course toward greater security and preparedness. It's no longer enough to react to cyber threats as they arise; organizations must proactively fortify their defenses and cultivate a culture of resilience from within.

Our research delves into the multifaceted challenges facing organizations in their quest for cyber resilience. From the lack of visibility into IT estates to the complexity of regulatory compliance, businesses grapple with deep-seated barriers that hinder their ability to withstand cyber threats. Get your complimentary copy of the report. 

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