For every organisation, regardless of its size or industry sector, its ability to trade and operate normally are the top priority.
Data breach incidents and cyber attacks at best can provide a slight distraction, however at worst they can cease the operations of an organisation.
Implementing an effective and robust incident response plan is essential to lessen the impact of incidents when they occur. Also, since the GDPR was introduced, it has become necessary to:
- Inform the appropriate regulatory authorities of breaches to personal data within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach
- Prove to the regulatory authorities that you have done all you could to mitigate the risk
In light of regulatory changes and the increasing threat of incidents, it has never been more important to have durable incident response plans and procedures. An effective incident response plan will help protect against reputational damage, financial loss and regulatory fines.