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Prepare for and Respond to a Business Disruption After an Aggressive Cyberattack

Published: 01 April 2016

ID: G00275607

Analyst(s): Robert Rhame, Roberta Witty , John Morency , Rob McMillan


Global boardroom awareness of the rapid increase in the scale and sophistication of cyberattacks, as well as their financial and reputational impact, is skyrocketing. To ensure effective enterprisewide risk containment, cybersecurity and BCM leaders must align their response and recovery processes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Take Cyberthreats Seriously by Developing Cyberincident Response Plans
  • Planning Phase
    • Organizational
    • Analysis and Plans
    • IT Resilience
    • Crisis Management and Communications
    • Corrupt/Lost Data
  • Response and Recovery Phase
    • The CSIRT Should Advise the Crisis Management Team Lead
    • Monitor the Timeline of the Response to Your Earliest RTOs
    • Assess the Integrity of Applications and Data Backups for Recovery Use
    • Perform Mop-Up Operations and a Feedback Loop for Future Improvement

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