Eau Claire, WI

Cyber Incident Planning: Do You Need It?

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and a few minutes of cyber-incident to ruin it.

Stephane Nappo

Incident response (IR) is the steps used to prepare for, detect, contain, and recover from a data breach. This plan allows your organization to efficiently respond to a cybersecurity incident. Your plan should include roles and responsibilities, actions needed in each phase, communication requirements and pathways to inform your organization, and much more.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology list 4 key phases in IR:

  • Preparation
  • Detection and Analysis
  • Containment and Eradication
  • Post-incident Recovery

Your business relies on your network. When your network is under attack, so is your business. Being prepared will help you mitigate quickly and lessen the amount of damage.

The questions I get often surrounding this are: Aren’t we too small for a cyber-attack? Or, Why pay to prepare for something that probably wont affect me?

I don’t know. Why do/don’t you wear your seatbelt? Why do you pay insurance on your car? We need to start looking at protecting our data just as much as we protect ourselves and our property. The stats are alarming, and the frequency of cyber-crime increases every year.

  • Every 39 seconds there is a cyber attack
  • 200k or more cyber incidents per week
  • Average cost of cyber crime on small businesses: 103k
  • 60% of small business fail within 6 months of falling victim to a data breach or cyber attack

The stats are alarming. If you currently do not have a plan, sit down with us and let’s discuss. Protect you and your businesses from these threats.