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BrandPost: Who do you call? Outside partners can be critical post-breach assets

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jun 30, 2016.

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    Growing numbers of companies understand the importance of proactively planning their responses should they suffer some form of cyberbreach. To ensure they’re well prepared, organizations have created incident response plans and teams, run through tabletop exercises of different breach scenarios, and made sure everyone from their IT security pros to their corporate lawyers to their PR specialists understands the role they must play should a cyberincident occur.

    Still, many incident response plans lack a vital element: the inclusion of outside incident response partners. Companies rarely have all the in-house talent required to execute every aspect of a post-breach response, in part because that talent can be both rare and expensive. Even though there is a high probability that most companies will suffer one or more successful cyberattacks, it can be tough to justify hiring a complete staff of incident response specialists for those (hopefully) rare occasions.

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