Cyber security programs are implemented to respond to the cyber threats on the mission critical systems and data. Well-crafted strategies look at all facets of business, people, processes and technology in preparation for a cyber incident.
In responding, time is critical; hesitation is damaging.
Response can be broadly divided into two; proactive and reactive. Most people view incident response as purely reactive, but it should be treated in a proactive manner as well.
The global cyber threat continues to evolve at a rapid pace, with a rising number of data breaches each year.
Medical services, retailers and public entities have experienced the most breaches. Some of these sectors are more appealing to cyber criminals because they hold financial and medical data. However, all businesses that use networks are at risk as they can be targeted for customer data, corporate espionage or customer attacks.
Awareness is growing that all companies, from enterprises to small- to mid-size organizations, need a cyber security incident response plan. No organization, regardless of size, is exempt from cyber security threats. An established plan of action that immediately executable following a security breach is crucial to limit incident costs and damages to the company’s reputation.