Ultimately, whatever size your business is, whatever industry you work in, and wherever you are in terms of growth, you need to have a cyber incident response plan in place to keep your business safe and to help your business effectively recover from a security incident.

If you develop a plan then you are prepared when you have an incident, PLUS by being prepared should be able to avoid an incident in the first place.

3 Reasons Why You Need an Incident Response Plan

When reputation, revenue, and customer trust is at stake, it’s critical that an organization can identify and respond to security incidents and events. Whether a breach is small or large, organizations need to have an incident response plan in place to mitigate the risks of being a victim of the latest cyber-attack.

Incident response strategies and plans layout what defines a breach, the roles and responsibilities of the security team, tools for managing a breach, steps that will need to be taken to address a security incident, how the incident will be investigated and communicated, and the notification requirements following a data breach.

Protect Your Data Protecting data is of importance both personally and professionally. By following an updated incident response plan, your team can proactively protect your data. Data in the wrong hands could be held for ransom when a hacker deploys ransomware (WannaCry, Petya, NotPetya, etc.) or when proprietary information is leaked to the public.

Protect Your Revenue A thorough incident response process safeguards your organization from a potential loss of revenue. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study, the average cost of a data breach is $3.6 million. Consider the Home Depot breach, which involved more than 65 million customer credit and debit card accounts had a total breach cost of $62 million. With the Target data breach, more than 100 million customer records were exposed and resulted in a 10 percent drop in stock price.


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