If engaging in a process of digital transformation has become a necessity for companies worldwide, the security aspect of their environment, data, infrastructure, and so on, must not be neglected. Hundreds of global attacks have been perpetrated over the last 18 months, whether they targeted banks, critical industries, public institutions or even governments. "Those are only the tip of the iceberg. Our world has changed as we were switching from a physical world to a digital one. Moreover, one must remember that the digital transformation has only begun, explains Yves Reding. Through the years, we have all worked on developing the concept of cyber-security. Yet, cyber-attacks are still being perpetrated every single day and those are not the work of isolated hackers anymore, as powerful organisations are clearly behind them." New challenges have arisen.
In an era of increased economic competition, industrial espionage, fake news and cyber-criminality, the static and binary approach of security has had its day. "The cyber-space is far from being risk-free, threats are everywhere. And with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the estimated 50 billion connected objects that will gravitate all around us in the years to come, threats are only going to increase, as most IoT actors are not cyber risk-minded", highlights Yves Reding. According to the CEO of EBRC, a new approach is therefore needed for companies in order to survive and prosper: Cyber-Resilience.