Everyday, we rely so much on automation … be seen or behind the scene: rice cooker, temperature control of air conditioner, TV program recorder, garage entry, escalator, fire alarm system, traffic light, public lighting, vehicle, train, vessel, cargo terminal, electric grid, etc.
Are we ready to bear with the failure in any of these automation? Or how long we can tolerate with degraded service?
These are the basis to derive the alternate processing model to resume service though it might not be up to the expected service quality. Shortening the unplanned outage time or increasing service quality during outage will be materialized into substantial monetary terms.
Cybersecurity practitioner can only facilitate the thought process but the ultimate decision is from business – risk taking between optimal or optional investment to meet the business target.