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Vertali mainframe security experts will help your organization to prepare, respond and recover from cyber attacks, unauthorized intruders and security breaches, by internal or external agents. We are the cyber resilience specialists.

Identify – Protect – Detect – Respond – Recover

Cyber resilience is key to your operational resilience and business continuity, enabling you to maintain a hardened security stance and better protect your business. Vertali expertise and services will help you to secure your mainframe systems and data from cyber attack and, critically, resume business operations quickly and effectively in case of a successful attack that has breached your defenses.

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology  (NIST) defines cyber resilience as: The ability to anticipate, withstand, recover from, and adapt to adverse conditions, stresses, attacks, or compromises on systems that use or are enabled by cyber resources. Cyber resiliency is intended to enable mission or business objectives that depend on cyber resources to be achieved in a contested cyber environment.

Bring all the elements together

Achieving a viable Cyber Resilience Strategy depends on the smooth collaboration of several preventative, detective, and responsive plans that are possibly already in place. This strategy defines the development and priorities of your Cyber Resilience Plan. Maintaining updated, documented and regularly exercised plans is achieved through a balanced program of activities supported by Vertali consultants, including:

  • Cybersecurity planning.
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plans.
  • Incident response plans.
  • Stakeholder engagement.
  • Senior management buy-in and support.
  • Periodic Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and Risk Analysis initiatives.
  • Testing

Developing your Cyber Resilience Strategy

Our security consultants help you to create a tailored strategy for your organization. This typically relies on several operational activities including:

  • Business continuity (BC)
  • Disaster recovery (DR)
  • Incident Response (IR)
  • Cybersecurity Planning/Plans

In most organizations, these elements exist but are siloed. We enable you to bring them together: a successful plan depends on understanding the interrelationships between these elements, and how each one complements the functions of the others.

Build and execute your Cyber Resilience Plan

Cyber resilience is akin to business resilience: both aim to help an organization to adapt quickly as it responds to disruptive events.

The first step, enabled by our consultants, is to identify and help you to fully understand the key components that underpin cyber resilience. These components can then be managed, maintained and improved in line with the cyber resilience strategy you create. Each organization and its requirements are different. We have the breadth of expertise and mainframe experience to develop and size the right cyber resilience solution for you. Our approach includes helping you to:

  • Gain input from stakeholders.
  • Identify and document the most critical elements to the business.
  • Perform a risk analysis and risk rating of your systems, applications and data.
  • In parallel, provide advice and support in developing your Cyber Resilience Strategy.
  • Build and implement your bespoke Cyber Resilience Plan in line with your strategy.
  • Select and deploy tools and processes that work in your specific environment.
  • Test and update – and keep testing and updating your plans.

Using cyber resiliency tools to best effect

Various tools are available to support your Cyber Resilience Plan. Our mainframe security experts can help you to select and deploy the solutions that work best for your set-up and requirements.

Options can include IBM z Cyber Vault (to ‘reduce time to recovery from days to minutes’), Dell’s Data Protector for z Systems (zDP, described as a ‘mainframe data recovery game changer’) together with Maintegrity, Action Software, New Era, Vanguard, BMC, and others.

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