How Cyber Resilience has become a Key Competitive Advantage

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Keri Pearlson, MIT Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan (CAMS) (@kpearlson)

Fred Cohn, Digital Offer Practice, Schneider Electric
Esmond Kane, Steward Health Care (#EsmondKane @PartnersNews ‏)
David Masson, Darktrace

As we have digitized our operations, amassed terabytes of sensitive data, enabled remote management of large equipment, and automated ordering and supply processes, cybersecurity has taken on a much larger position in our threat landscape. Focusing on cybersecurity is critical not only for reducing risk but also for gaining a competitive advantage in our vast and interconnected digital ecosystem. How do we make an enterprise cyber-resilient? Our research at MIT suggests that cybersecurity is an organizational problem, not just a technical problem. We recommend building a culture of cybersecurity comprising awareness and action by all employees to recognize anomalies, alert leaders, and ultimately to mitigate risks. Aligning everyone around security practices will go a long way in keeping the organization safe from cyberattacks.

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