In an age where cyber-crime is seen by many as the greatest threat to business, the prospect of falling victim to a cyber-attack is very real.
The latest Cyber Security Breach Survey shows that two thirds of big UK businesses have been hit by a cyber-attack in the past year, and with government intelligence agency GCHQ identifying more than 200 cyber-attacks every month that target critical organisations and networks, organisations need to put vital emergency procedures in place to improve their cyber resilience.
A cyber-attack or breach of any kind can have a seriously damaging effect on not only a company’s ability to do business, but also on their reputation and their ability to recover any data or information that may be lost or stolen; hence why many organisations spend millions of pounds to prevent themselves ever falling victim to such an attack.
However, whilst threat detection and emergency plans are now an essential part of most organisations’ cyber-security, what is becoming increasingly important is having well-equipped staff who are trained and adept at knowing how to react in the event of cyber-attack. Both GCHQ and the NSA regularly run training exercises on key institutions like the Bank of England and the New York Stock Exchange to test their cyber-security defences. What do you need in place to develop your own cyber-attack training exercise? How can you train your own staff to understand the difference between a routine emergency and a crisis situation?
To discover the answer to those vital questions and to learn more about how to implement cyber-exercises, read our white paper, “Six Keys to Developing a Cyber-Attack Training Exercise”, developed by internationally recognized expert in the field of emergency management, pandemic and contingency planning, Regina Phelps.