Does your organization need to improve security and upgrade its IT infrastructure? If so, you\u2019re not alone. Those are the top two reasons for the rise in EMEA IT budgets, according to the Foundry 2022 State of the CIO study.\n\nThese priorities are in response to an ever-evolving business and security landscape. IT departments are under increased pressure to provide resiliency amid new and advanced cyberattack risks, ongoing supply-chain disruptions, digital transformation efforts, and the complex hybrid workplace.\n\nIt\u2019s a tight balancing act to ensure both security and resiliency, especially if like most organizations, you have a lean IT staff or there are skills gaps within your teams. But that\u2019s where managed services can help.\n\nHow to balance security with resiliency\n\nMost organizations recognize the need to increase cybersecurity protections; this is the top priority among 63% of EMEA respondents to the State of the CIO survey.\n\nIt\u2019s a significant challenge. Although digital transformation efforts were already underway prior to COVID-19, primarily driven by the need for speed and efficiency, the pandemic escalated those initiatives. In some cases, it created even greater complexity as enterprises bolted on solutions and tools for the remote workforce.\n\nThese implementations have also led to security gaps and vulnerabilities. As a result, many organizations are grappling to manage and protect a complex web of IT architecture that spans on-premises, hybrid and multi-clouds, and edge environments.\n\nHow can enterprises balance the needs for robust security and resiliency for ongoing business operations? It starts with those cybersecurity protections and gaining the ability to anticipate, protect against, withstand, and recover from any cyberattack to minimize disruption.\n\nA cyber risk framework can help provide these capabilities. It should include:\n\nThis framework also delivers business value, including cost reductions, improved user experiences that lead to greater productivity, and continuous compliance.\n\nFor example, a multinational bank with headquarters in the United Kingdom implemented automated cyber recovery technology to improve its operational resilience. The solution has not only enabled recovery from cyberattacks in hours rather than days, it also has provided continuous security through 24\/7 forensics.\n\nAlign with the right partner\n\nEstablishing a cyber risk framework that fits your organization and business can, by itself, be a daunting task \u2013 without even trying to implement it. That\u2019s where a managed services provider such as Kyndryl can help.\n\nThe right provider must have deep expertise, a well-established solution portfolio, and a broad partner ecosystem to maximize your investment and business outcomes. Kyndryl will work closely to understand your enterprise\u2019s cyber resiliency maturity level, then tailor a framework to best augment your existing resources \u2014 and ultimately help balance robust security and resiliency.\n\nLearn more about Kyndryl\u2019s approach to balancing security and resiliency here.