It’s data breach day – in a good way! Let’s face it, data breaches happen to many organizations out there and, chances are, most organizations will be hit with one at some point. So, how prepared is your organization for a potential data breach incident and how to recover from one? This guide from Gartner provides some terrific recommendations for midsize enterprise CIOs that could also be applicable for an organization of any size.
Gartner’s Data Breach Preparedness for the Midsize Enterprise CIO provides an overview of data breach impacts and highlights recommendations for midsize enterprise CIOs to ensure they have practical plans to remediate and recover from a data breach. The report includes impacts and recommendations for midsized CIOs to address the impacts to help avoid data breaches and minimize the impact if your organization is hit with one. The report includes:
- Four recommendations for midsize CIOs who are responsible for security responses
- Thirteen key components of an incident response plan
- What a breach management and breach communications team might look like in terms of participating departments and involvement (management, communications or both)
- Characteristics of popular cybersecurity frameworks, including Security Controls, Security Management Program (SMP) and IT Governance frameworks.
So, what do you think? Does your organization have an incident response plan and a breach recovery plan? If not, check out the report from Gartner! And, as always, please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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