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How to Develop an Effective Cyber-Response Program

Written by  CHERYL CARMEL

Every day we hear about cyber attacks impacting large retailers, small businesses, hospital systems, and even esteemed financial institutions. Is your organization prepared for this kind of assault? How prepared are you? What would your team do if a breach were discovered today? Does everyone in your company know what their role in cyber response should be? In this article we’ll ask and answer some of the questions that come up when an organization suffers a cyber attack. Cyber response can be roughly broken into three steps: preparation, practice, and performance. PREPARATION Begin your preparation at the top. To get the resources you need to build a strong program, you need support from the highest levels of your organization. Don’t assume your executive team already understands how critical this program can be; be prepared with examples of similar businesses that have suffered loss of revenue, trust, and even key executives due to the