Establish incident prevention and response plans

It’s not a matter of if a cyberattack will happen, but when. An organization with a robust, holistic cybersecurity stature should have tried-and-tested prevention and response plans.

  • Prevention plans involve multi-layered, standardized processes to proactively identify and mitigate cybersecurity risks, including vulnerability assessments, identity and access management, endpoint protection, network segmentation and data encryption, among others.
  • Recovery plans work to reduce the impact — financial, reputational and operational — of a cyberattack, encompassing containment, eradication and recovery. In turn, organizations are able to minimize downtime and better inform future recovery efforts through close post-analysis.