5 Steps to Address Security Risks
Security Plan – Your Approach to Cybersecurity Threats
All businesses have one thing in common; they will all face a cyber security threat at some point. It is critical to have a strategy and PLAN for this eventuality before it occurs in order to ensure minimal disruption to your business, enable the survivability of your technology platforms, support prompt data recovery and detail all legal and regulatory reporting mandates.
Security events include cybercrimes, internal sabotage, natural disasters, sustained power outages, telecom outages, human errors and more. A good plan will have not only the actions required for a cyber response, but the people who will take those actions and the sequence in which they will occur. An important part of the plan is identifying who the plan administrator is and who will orchestrate when and what sections of the plan will be executed (and communicate to all the participants). Remember, every task must have a primary and secondary person assigned in the event the primary is not available.
Everyone knows an effective emergency evacuation plan must be practiced regularly by the evacuees to have maximum effectiveness. Likewise, a cybersecurity response plan must be kept up to date with changes in the IT environment and then practiced on a regular basis during drills and simulations. Recovery processes must be tested on a regular schedule to ensure they can recover from complete IT loss as well as less catastrophic events.
A common oversight in creation of a cybersecurity incident response plan is that it is only part of a larger Business Continuity plan. A Business Continuity plan must include provisions for non-IT components AND your people. If your facility is destroyed, where will your staff work if your systems are back online at a remote facility? How will the workforce be managed if some of your key staff members are unavailable?
Catapult TEK can review your environments and expedite your customized plan to address proactive cyber-protection, real-time event detection, threat neutralization and platform/data recovery within your larger Business Continuity Plan.