Breach Response Plan
for Senior Management
Do you have a cyber-focused incident response plan, and can you access it at a moment’s notice from your mobile phone? Most organizations don’t. In fact, many organizations delegate breach response to their IT Departments. But while IT recovery is clearly critical, it’s only one component of effective breach response.
Senior managers (CEO, CFO, COO, CIO/CSO, etc.) are responsible for how their organization prepares for and responds to a cyber incident, regardless of whether the incident is a malicious ransomware attack or a data breach mishap.
It’s a compliance issue, and it’s also good fiscal risk management. Prompt and effective response can help minimize the cost of an incident. And active participation by senior managers can help defend against a charge of ‘negligence,’ reducing potential litigation and regulatory exposures.