Security News > 2023 > May > Organizations’ cyber resilience efforts fail to keep up with evolving threats
A steady increase in cyberattacks and evolving threat landscape are resulting in more organizations turning their attention to building long-term cyber resilience; however, many of these programs are falling short and fail to prove teams' real-world cyber capabilities, according Immersive Labs.
The report found that while 86% of organizations have a cyber resilience program, 52% of respondents say their organization lacks a comprehensive approach to assessing cyber resilience.
Strengthening cyber capabilities tops the list of strategic priorities for organizations in 2023, with increasing the cyber resilience of cybersecurity team members and the general workforce identified as the two highest overall focus areas.
Organizations have taken steps to deploy cyber resilience programs; however, 53% of respondents indicate the organization's workforce is not well-prepared for the next cyberattack and just over half say they lack a comprehensive approach to assessing cyber resilience.
"Cyber resilience is at the top of everyone's mind today, amid an evolving threat landscape where ransomware, supply chain risks, and vulnerabilities are chief among security leaders' concerns. And while it's promising to see organizations and leaders implementing tactics and programs to increase cyber resilience, many unfortunately are still missing the mark," said James Hadley, CEO of Immersive Labs.
"As organizations work to strengthen their cyber resilience agenda, they should focus on continuous assessment and building cyber skills and proving stronger outcomes. We need a renewed focus on better cybersecurity capability solutions and cultivating a workforce with the expertise to handle the real-world impact demands of new and emerging threats."