If your company presently has a cybersecurity plan in place, you have a great start. However, simply having a plan doesn’t mean you are completely good to go. Things to consider include:
- Is your plan reviewed annually? As you know, threats change all the time, and the plan needs to change to address new threats.
- Is your plan comprehensive, and how can you quantify that it is? To determine if a documented cybersecurity plan covers all the potential risks, a gap analysis can be conducted, to determine how well the company is following the plan.
Businesses that don’t have a plan are the most vulnerable to an attack. They are ill-prepared, and the results from a breach will be devastating. If a professional athlete or team doesn’t have a plan to defeat their opponent, the chances of success are greatly diminished. This is especially true, if their opponent does have a winning strategy. Being prepared is key to winning – in sports, and in business.
Rapidly reacting to a security threat is key, as the more time a threat persists, the more damage is done to the business. Many businesses don’t realize what a plan entails, and have not determined an appropriate budget to execute the plan. What many don’t realize is the cost associated with a breach can far exceed the cost to protect against one. A cybersecurity plan can be determined by:
- Examining the business environment
- Establishing the budget
- Understanding the potential security threats
- Prioritizing the various elements that go into protecting a business
- Determining the timeframe for deploying elements of the plan
If you are interested in learning more about protecting your business with a cybersecurity plan, click here to get our – 5 Steps to a Successful Cybersecurity Program – White Paper.