Perception gaps in cyber resilience: Where are your blind spots?

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True cyber resilience means having a plan that could protect data and systems as they evolve and minimizing damage and disruption that could come from new threats. It means addressing the life cycle of data as it is created, dispersed and stored as well as building resilience into every step

This report is based on a Forbes Insights and IBM survey of 353 executives across the globe, which reveals a significant disconnect between how executives view resilience and responsibility when it comes to the gray areas of their expanding technology ecosystems. The survey focuses on the three areas where perception gaps and blind spots may be causing the greatest confusion and disappointment when it comes to cyber resilience:

  • Shadow IT: You can’t protect what you can’t see
  • Availability coverage by cloud-service providers: Who bears the true cost of a cyber event?
  • Cyber insurance: What does it actually cover?

In many cases, these perception gaps exist between those who should be responsible when something goes wrong and those who actually bear the costs when it does. Wherever there are gaps in responsibility, resilience is at risk.