Building Cyber Resilience in a VUCA World

As cyber attacks becoming evermore sophisticated and frequent, production environments are in constant flux and a level of resilience is crucial to withstand the onslaught. The article illustrates how companies can achieve this by applying VUCA—Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity, a strategic leadership concept initially introduced by the US army.

The acronym VUCA—Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity—was introduced by the U.S. Army War College at the end of the Cold War. It also happens to be a perfect descriptor for today’s cyberthreat landscape. When it comes to cybersecurity, understanding VUCA principles is an important step in evolving an organization’s security culture and continuously improving its security posture. This article offers a way to apply VUCA principles to cybersecurity and strengthen defenses based on VUCA thinking.

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