All it takes is one untrained employee to nearly destroy your business. A hacker in disguise sends an email to one of your employees asking them to click on the link within the content. It looks real and it’s supposedly coming from a credible source. So, the employee, not even thinking, clicks on the link and malicious software is installed on their computer. The hacker now has access to your data and personal information.
In order to protect your business, you must train your employees, implement a policy and enforce it. With an in-depth security and compliance training course like ours, you’ll be able to educate your staff on potential threats by showing them examples as well as what they can do to avoid them.
Many companies have an incident response plan that may look great on paper but they have not tested the execution. Key stakeholders must agree on the strategy, evolve it over time and be able to implement it confidently during an incident.
An example of an incident response plan is aircraft companies spending millions of dollars on mechanical and avionics systems to maintain and improve aircraft safety. But they still enable the installation of life vests and emergency escape chutes. Airlines train flight crews on emergency procedures and passengers receive training before every flight. Your security program should prevent as many attacks as possible but you should also prepare for attacks that slip through your defenses.
Here are six areas of an effective response plan:
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