Practice Makes Perfect, Especially with Cyber Response
To be effective, all players need to be prepared
Organizations around the world are responding to a cyber incident right now. Some of the time, cyber events are relatively minor, perhaps a phishing scheme by a curious but harmless hacker to see if your network can be accessed.
For large companies, this can happen hundreds of times in a week. Chances are you probably never hear about these minor incidents from your cybersecurity organization. But it's only a matter of time before there's a cyber breach which you and your customers will hear, and that moment is not the time to figure out how to respond.
Cyber risks impact business operations and manifest themselves in endless combinations ranging in type and severity. They touch every facet of the business, from the intellectual property behind leading-edge products, to brand authenticity across social media channels, to invaluable consumer data. A good cyber incident response capability considers and involves the whole enterprise. Beyond the cybersecurity team, a business in its entirety can be ready to respond if they have a holistic plan, test that plan, and make cybersecurity awareness a part of their collective understanding.