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Analysis

Moving from disaster recovery to cyber resilience

Toward ‘always-on’ operations

Organizations spend millions on disaster recovery solutions that rely on tight interconnectivity, replication, redundancy, and open networks, designed to support recovery from physical disruptions. During a cyber incident, these technologies can both complicate the recovery process and extend the adversary’s reach.

Consider ransomware

Malware is planted in a production environment and the backup solution propagates the infection to the recovery environment, rendering it unusable. Ironically, the risk-sensitive environments—typically equipped with the strongest recovery solutions—are often disproportionately impacted. The lack of clean and secure backups are the reason companies are increasingly paying ransoms.

As threats become more complex and downtime becomes increasingly intolerable, a new resiliency paradigm is needed.

A new resiliency paradigm

​Although the purpose of disaster recovery investments is to provide for business resilience in the face of a technical failure, the architecture of these solutions—reactive in nature and focused on redundancy—has become an expensive liability. As threats become more complex and downtime becomes increasingly intolerable, a new resiliency paradigm is needed.

Cloud computing, now widely used to revolutionize how business is conducted, offers the potential for new approaches to guard against business disruption.

Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory Cyber Resilience Services, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), helps organizations establish a cloud-first, “always-on” strategy as part of a larger program to manage cyber risk in the digital economy. This approach shifts the paradigm away from reactive recovery measures toward a more secure, proactive, and resiliency-centered one.

Through new risk management strategies, innovative architecture, and redesigned operating models, Cyber Resilience services leverage the power of AWS to help clients promote business continuity across their organizations, improve cyber risk postures, reduce costs, and increase operating efficiency.

Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory Cyber Resilience Services, powered by AWS, helps organizations establish a cloud-first, “always-on” strategy as part of a larger program to manage cyber risk in the digital economy.

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