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Thursday, 11 April 2019 15:05

What BC Professionals Can Do to Help Guard Against Cyberattacks

Recent events in the news as well as trends in my own work have reminded me of how important it is for business continuity professionals to help protect their organizations against the impact of cyberattacks. In today’s post, I’ll list some ways BC teams can help their companies fend off this rising threat.


The news this week contained stories reporting a serious recent malware attack against the City of Albany, New York. Malware attacks are a kind of computer extortion, where hackers encrypt an organization’s data and refuse to provide the key unless a ransom is paid.

One of the most concerning aspects of the story was that hackers reportedly obtained the personal banking data of some city employees and used it to raid those employees’ bank accounts.

This reminded me of how important it is for BC professionals to help their organizations fend off and recover from cyberattacks.