Cyber Chat Episode 14 – What is a cyber response plan?

In this episode, Rob May explains what a cyber response plan is and why it is vital your organisation has one, to minimise the impact of a cybersecurity breach

Managing the ongoing cybersecurity of your IT infrastructure should be a primary concern – whatever the shape or size of your organisation. Cybersecurity breaches are the number one threat in today’s business landscape. Incidents come in many forms: cyber attacks; laptops left on trains; malicious staff; or, even more simply, accidental data loss caused by human error. The human firewall is vital as a line of defence for any organisation and in this video Rob, author of The Human Firewall (available on Amazon) explains what the Human Firewall is.

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Cyber Chat – Episode 14 – video transcript

Hi, I’m Rob May, I’m MD of ramsac and welcome to Cyber Chat. Today, I want to talk to you about your cyber response plan.

So, first question is, have you got a cyber response plan? Do you know where it is? Do you know what it contains? And when did you last test it? So, GDPR mandates that you have a cyber response plan. And when you have a data breach, the GDPR inspection from the ICO is going to want to see, what your approach was, how you’d prepared for it, how you’ve instructed staff to respond. And your cyber response plan will typically be a page in your business continuity plan or your disaster recovery plan.

But unfortunately, I find lots of businesses, well firstly lots of businesses don’t have business continuity plans. Those that do, haven’t yet put cyber in. So, they’re planning for fire or theft. But the reality is (hopefully) you’re far more likely to have your business interrupted from cyber, than you are from fire.

So, cyber response plan is really important. And all staff need to know where that plan is, and what they need to do when an attack happens. So, if you have got it, but it’s not well shared, make sure it’s shared. We’ve got copies up in our staff rooms, so people, its visible, people know where it is, and people know what to do, if there is a cyber attack. I hope that’s useful, stay safe and I look forward to speaking to you soon, thank you.