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5 Capabilities that Helped Companies Recover Faster from Cyberattacks


Commvault in conjunction with GigaOm conducted a global survey that found resiliency markers impact confidence, preparedness, and recoverability.

Commvault has released its 2024 Cyber Recovery Readiness Report. This eye-opening, global survey of 1,000 security and IT respondents across 11 countries directly addresses a fundamental question – ‘what can businesses do to be more resilient in the face of cyberattacks?’ Commvault and GigaOm were able to pinpoint five key capabilities, also called resiliency markers, that when deployed together, helped companies recover faster from cyberattacks and experience fewer breaches compared to companies that did not follow the same path.

We saw significant disparities in resilience between organisations that deployed one or two of the resiliency markers versus four or five.

Chris Ray, Cybersecurity Analyst, GigaOm.

These five resiliency markers emerged after data analysis teams combed through survey results across a range of topics including: how often companies were breached, what resilience technologies were (or were not) deployed, and how rapidly businesses were able to recover data and resume normal operations. The resiliency markers are as follows:

1.     Security tools that enable early warning about risk, including insider risk.
2.     A known-clean dark site or secondary system in place.
3.     An isolated environment to store an immutable copy of the data.
4.     Defined runbooks, roles, and processes for incident response.
5.     Specific measures to show cyber recovery readiness and risk.

Given the evolving nature of cyber threats, frequent and modern testing practices for cyber recovery are essential so environments are not re-infected and recovery processes are robust.

Tim Zonca, VP, Portfolio Marketing, Commvault.  

In assessing the results, only 13% of respondents were categorised as cyber mature. Cyber mature organisations, those that have deployed at least four of the five resiliency markers, recovered 41% faster than respondents with only zero or one marker. Overall, cyber mature organisations report experiencing fewer breaches compared with companies that have less than four markers. 54% of cyber mature organisations were completely confident in their ability to recover from a breach, compared to only 33% of less prepared organisations.

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