Many organizations are undergoing a digital transformation that leverages a mix of cloud and on-premises assets to increase business efficiency and growth. While increased dependence on technology is necessary for this transformation, and to position the business for success, it does pose risks from security threats. An organization cannot afford to wait until after users and systems have been compromised; it must be proactive.
It is impossible to be 100 percent secure. It can take less than 48 hours for attackers to gain complete control of a network, and the median time to discover a breach is 99 days. With incidents costing an average of $141 per lost or stolen record and some cybersecurity events such as Petya costing $200-310 million, organizations must develop comprehensive risk management plans. These plans must keep a hybrid infrastructure resilient to a range of cyber threats encompassing both established and emerging threats. In addition, plans must help to manage the risk of emerging vulnerabilities, such as the recently disclosed processor vulnerabilities named “Spectre” and “Meltdown.”
Microsoft helps multiple global enterprises mitigate business impact by offering prescriptive guidance, as well as partnering with them to build a cyber resiliency plan and roadmap.
To learn more about how Microsoft views the importance of cyber resilience for the modern enterprise, get prescriptive guidance on building a cyber resiliency plan and roadmap, and find out what Microsoft is doing to help enterprises rapidly become resilient to commonly encountered attacks and vulnerabilities, check out these resources:
- Microsoft as a Trusted Advisor and Partner on Cyber Resilience white paper co-authored by members of Microsoft Enterprise Cybersecurity Group
- Cyber Resilience for the Modern Enterprise webinar featuring Diana Kelley (Field Chief Technology Officer) and Shawn Anderson (Executive Security Advisor) from the Microsoft Enterprise Cybersecurity Group
- Securing Azure customers from CPU vulnerability blog from the Microsoft Azure team
 Anatomy of a Breach. 2016. Microsoft. (https://info.microsoft.com/Anatomy-of-a-breach-Registration.html?ls=Website)
 2017 Cost of a Data Breach Study: Global Overview: Ponemon Institute. (https://www-01.ibm.com/marketing/iwm/dre/signup?source=urx-15763&S_PKG=ov58441)
 NotPetya ransomware cost Merck more than $310 million. (https://www.cyberscoop.com/notpetya-ransomware-cost-merck-310-million)