Andrew Moir, Nick Pantlin, Miriam Everett and Nic Ruesink-Brown of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP look at the growing risk of cyber threats and set out ten steps that businesses can take in order to prepare for, and react to, a cyber attack.
Cyber security is a growing risk for all organisations, and data protection and cyber security issues need to be placed on the board agenda sooner rather than later, and before a cyber breach occurs not as a result of one. Organisations can then take steps to prepare themselves by assessing the specific risks to, and effects on, the business of a cyber attack, devising a cyber risk management strategy and incident response plan and embedding cyber risk management within the organisation.
Please click here to view our article setting out the top ten things that organisations should consider in order to prepare for and attempt to avoid these type of events, and what to do if a cyber security incident occurs. The first five steps are proactive, preventative measures, and the second five are reactive steps to take after the event.
This article first appeared in the January/February 2016 issue of PLC Magazine – click here for the PLC magazine home page.