Strengthening digital society against cyber shocks

How businesses can build the resilience needed to withstand disruptive cyberattacks

Massive cybersecurity breaches have become almost commonplace, regularly grabbing headlines that alarm consumers and leaders. But for all of the attention such incidents have attracted in recent years, many organizations worldwide still struggle to comprehend and manage emerging cyber risks in an increasingly complex digital society. As our reliance on data and interconnectivity swells, developing resilience to withstand cyber shocks—that is, large-scale events with cascading disruptive consequences—has never been more important.

In the 2018 Global State of Information Security® Survey (GSISS), 40% of survey respondents from organizations using robotics or automation say the disruption of operations would be the most critical consequence of a cyberattack on those systems. Despite an awareness of disruptive cyber risks, companies often remain unprepared to deal with them.

Many key processes for uncovering cyber risks in business systems have been adopted by less than half of survey respondents.

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Contact:
Reto Haeni
Partner and Leader Cybersecurity and Privacy
+41 58 792 75 12
reto.haeni@ch.pwc.com

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Reto Häni

Reto Häni

Reto Haeni
Partner and Leader Cybersecurity and Privacy
PwC
Bahnhofplatz 10
3001 Bern
+41 58 792 7512

Reto Haeni leads the cybersecurity practice of PwC Switzerland and is a member of the PwC Digital Services Leadership Team. PwC Cybersecurity is a multi-disciplinary group of cybersecurity, technology risk and forensics specialists who provide end-to-end cybersecurity consulting services across the whole lifecycle, from strategy through design and implementation to operation. We are the largest professional security consulting provider worldwide as ranked by Gartner and operate 55 forensic laboratories in 42 countries including Switzerland. Having a range of proprietary tools covering breach detection, intrusion analysis and threat intelligence we can provide a "follow the sun" model for cybersecurity services across all industries.