Cyber-Resilience vs. Cyber-Security: Business Leaders Must Understand the Difference

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Tathra kids recognised on national stage for resilience to bushfire disaster

The creation of a picture book as a way of helping children express themselves after the tragic March 2018 bushfire has been acknowledged on a national level.

Tathra Public School received a highly commended recognition award at the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience’s Resilient Australia Awards at the Adelaide Convention Centre on November 7, for their published book When the Fire Met the Sea.

“It was great to see tiny people from a tiny town recognised in a national way,” the school’s principal Lisa Freedman said.

“We are a little, tiny place and there were some big projects going on around Australia in lots of different communities.”

Ms Freedman travelled with pupil and illustrator of the book’s cover Maya-Rae Navarrete, who lost her family home in the bushfire, to Adelaide to receive the award…


Cyber-Resilience vs. Cyber-Security: Business Leaders Must Understand the Difference

While most professionals living in the modern world understand the importance of cybersecurity, far fewer people ascribe adequate significance to cyber-resilience. In fact, many folks do not understand the important difference between the two disciplines – a deficiency that sometimes leads to unnecessarily tragic outcomes after data breaches.

Cybersecurity, of course, refers to protecting computer systems, networks, and other information-technology infrastructure, and the data that they all house, from disruptions, theft, modification, or damage. People have a tendency to view cybersecurity from primarily a proactive standpoint – cybersecurity is often described and measured by how well it prevents various forms of deliberate maleficence by attackers. Major principles of cybersecurity, therefore, traditionally focus on areas such as authenticating users, implementing least-privilege authorization, layering security countermeasures to create perimeters and zones, coding with security in mind, and the like…




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