Cyber disruptions – and their impact on both reputations and profitability – have risen to the top of nearly every recent risk study. These increasing concerns weigh heavily on Executive Suites and Boards.
In the IT realm, CIO’s and CISO’s now focus their efforts on mitigating those risks, and planning responses to potential data breaches, malware and other cyber threats. As a result, more and more organizations have begun developing Cybers Security Incident Response Plans (CSIRPs).
Developing these plans in their own ‘silo’ – without considering the cyber incident impacts on general business operations – can be negligent and potentially dangerous. Integration of CSIRPs with existing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans can make the entire organization more resilient and prepared to respond to outages of any and every type.
Likewise, Business Continuity plans that simply focus on restoring day-to-day operations under specific scenarios may lack the necessary strategies and tactics to successfully respond to cybersecurity threats that may be at the root of a potential disruption.