Today, we will be discussing our Business Continuity Plan, which serves as a roadmap for our entire company and provides guidance on how to respond to cyber or security issues.
The cyber hygiene practices we have learned during this training, along with our new cyber readiness policies, significantly reduce the risk of a security breach. But even with the best measures in place, it’s important to acknowledge that we will likely have to deal with a security incident at some point.
Our Business Continuity Plan equips us with the necessary tools to quickly respond, resolve, and learn from any issues that arise. A crisis can be chaotic and stressful, but having a step-by-step plan ensures that our response to a breach is strategic and effective instead of reactive or ineffective.
There are three key elements to our business continuity:
✔ Make sure to keep backups current and to synchronize cloud accounts
✔ Stay vigilant for suspicious or odd activity
✔ Contact [CYBER LEADER OR IT CONTACT] immediately if something seems strange or suspicious (such as a computer crash after opening a file, etc.)
✔ Disconnect the device from the network immediately
✔ Notify all affected parties
✔ Reset all passwords and IDs
✔ Reinstall software, synced accounts and data backups as required
We’ve updated our company handbook with this Business Continuity Plan, which is to be reviewed and implemented by all employees and contractors of [[ORG]]. You can access the plan here [LINK].
If you have any questions about our Business Continuity Plan, feel free to reach out to me directly to discuss. Next week, we’ll have a quick recap of what we’ve learned during this program, and then [ORG] will officially receive Cyber Readiness Certification!