Cyber-attacks continue to increase in frequency and sophistication. Data breaches, disclosures and identity theft are quickly becoming the new reality that organizations face every day. It is no longer a question of what to do “if” you suffer a breach, but rather when.
Advanced planning will greatly increase your ability to successfully manage a breach. How quickly and effectively an organization is able to respond will make a significant difference in the impact of the breach. However, if you suffer a breach without an incident response plan in place then all bets are off. Having gaps in your security plan is less than optimal, but not having a plan in place at all is far worse.