Joe Richard, a mission manager at Raytheon Technologies, has said that organizations should consider investing in cyber resilience capabilities to improve systemsâ€™ capacity to withstand sophisticated attacks while preventing data loss and downtimes.
Richard wrote in an opinion piece published Monday on GCN that agencies should implement a data-centric and zero-trust framework that incorporates concepts such as advanced encryption in the software layer.
A zero-trust infrastructure enables agencies to closely control access throughout data lifecycles while false paths and decoys help prevent unauthorized access as well as the removal and reverse-engineering of classified information, he said.
According to Richard, a multilayered cyber defense inventory that includes protective technologies for communications, operating systems and hardware will help agencies remain proactive in preventing emerging cyberattacks.
â€œResiliency is built by establishing and extending trust through every layer of an enterprise from the critical hardware infrastructure all the way out to the data on the network,â€ he said.Â
â€œBy integrating tools spanning multiple vantage points on a system, agencies can finally fight through an attack to keep their missions going. With some renovations in the form of cyber resiliency, agencies can ensure a stronger security posture.â€