Any organization can be the victim of a cyberattack, and these attacks are growing more sophisticated and damaging. A successful ransomware attack can cause permanent data loss and degrade a company’s ability to do business for days or weeks. A successful data breach carries the risks of reputational damage, regulatory penalties, and the loss of competitive advantage as well as the costs of recovery.
Responding quickly and correctly is essential to minimizing the cost and impact of a cybersecurity incident. By having a cybersecurity disaster recovery plan in place, an organization has taken steps to prepare to maintain operations during the incident and restore business as usual as quickly as possible.
A cybersecurity disaster recovery plan should provide an organization with a roadmap for managing a disruptive cybersecurity incident such as a data breach or ransomware attack. Some goals of a cybersecurity disaster recovery plan include:
A cybersecurity disaster recovery plan should be targeted at maintaining business continuity and restoring normal operations in the wake of a cybersecurity incident. Some key steps toward the development of a cybersecurity disaster recovery plan include:
Cybersecurity incident management includes both minimizing the probability that an incident occurs and restoring operations in the wake of a disruption. Check Point’s free Security Checkup is a great starting place for incident prevention because it can help identify the security vulnerabilities in your organization’s system that are most likely to result in a cyberattack.