Highly integrated systems are by far the biggest challenge during a cyber incident.
As connectivity progresses all around us and systems become more interconnected, the dependency on connectivity and interconnection also increases. A simple system without external connections and dependences might not add much value in our current business models but it does have a very low risk profile and can easily be replaced and restored when needed.
Where we create value through systems and technology, we see very complex models of integration and dependency on connectivity and integration. All is well when all is well, but what happens when a cyber incident causes an escalating spiral of interruptions?
In most cyber incident response plans we still see a single dimensional thought process which does not reflect on the consequences of multiple disruptions. That should be revaluated and optimized since the odds of multiple disruptions are increasing rapidly.
Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag – CEO Spearhead Management