These days, most organisations have at least some form of data protection in place. With data breaches becoming more common than ever before, it makes sense to protect yourself, your company and your clients from these threats.
However, without a cyber security response plan in place, companies will seriously struggle to regain stability after an attack. Having clear action steps in place, steps full of instructions, procedures and protocols that will help you to reduce your premium too.
A cyber security response plan will help to defend you from, respond to and recover from a variety of data security incidents, as well as help you to:
- Anticipate cyber-security incidents before they occur
- Minimise the impact of cyber-security incidents
- Mitigate threats and vulnerabilities while a cyber-attack occurs
- Improve cyber-security response overall, encouraging buy-in at a management level
- Reduce the direct and indirect costs caused by cyber-security incidents
- Maintain business continuity in the face of major threats
- Prevent the loss of data critical to their business
- Improve the overall security of their organisation
- Strengthen their reputation as a secure business, increasing customer confidence
- Devote more time and resources to business improvements, innovation and growth
Rather than simply recover from an incident, understand why it happened
More than any other reason, a cyber-continuity and incident response plan will help you to better understand the nature of your attack. By understanding why an attack occurred and what started it, you can better prevent another one and learn to respond even faster to future threats.
Part of a bigger programme
Typically, cyber-continuity and incident response plans are created and implemented as part of a larger cyber-security programme. This means it is important for businesses to have a larger basic understanding of what goes into creating an effective cyber-security programme and to have sufficient security cover to protect their company most effectively.
If you’d like any assistance or expert information on how to protect your organisation from the likelihood of a cyber security incident, speak to our experts on 01476 434050.