Business Continuity NewsBriefs - October 10, 2018
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Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 10, 2018 - This October is the 15th observation of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, an initiative to raise awareness of the importance of cybersecurity. The theme for 2018 is "Cybersecurity is our shared responsibility and we all must work together to improve our Nation's cybersecurity." These articles focus on the five Cybersecurity Framework Function areas: identify, protect, detect, respond and recover.

"One of the main cyber-risks is to think they don't exist." 
-- Stephane Nappo, 2018 Global CISO of the year --

2. The Cybersecurity Awareness Toolkit

In support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the National CyberSecurity Alliance, Facebook and MediaPRO have joined forces with the Council of Better Business Bureaus to provide businesses with a Cybersecurity Awareness Toolkit. It is an easy-to-use guide with a breadth of helpful resources to help launch your own cybersecurity awareness program.

3. Business Leaders Must Plan to Accelerate the Adoption Of Cybersecurity Protection

Change is already here, and it's having an impact on the market that your organization can't afford to ignore. In just a brief amount of time, we're almost certainly going to see a massive shift related to new rules for data use and protection. Business leaders and decision makers who ignore what's happening in the market are vulnerable to being swept away.

4. Seven tips for spotting a data breach

The longer a breach goes undetected, the more embarrassing it is for the organisation in question. Take Yahoo as an example: the company not only allowed criminals to steal three billion users' records but also took nearly two years to identify and disclose the incident. On average, it takes organizations 191 days to detect a data breach. That is more than six months, and, when it takes that long to spot, it limits what organizations can do to mitigate the damage.

5. Cybersecurity Incident Response Planning: Expert Tips, Steps, Testing & More

Awareness is growing that all companies, including both enterprises and small- to mid-size organizations, need a cybersecurity incident response plan. No organization, regardless of size, is exempt from cybersecurity threats, and having an established plan of action that immediately executes following a security breach is crucial to limit incident costs and damages to the company's reputation.

6. Here's How to Develop a Cybersecurity Recovery Plan

It's a common misconception that disaster recovery and cybersecurity recovery are one in the same. Although they are similar and have some overlap, disaster recovery's primary objective is to provide business continuity after disruption from man-made or natural causes. Security recovery, on the other hand, protects data assets after a data breach. Most security experts recommend different plans with complementary policies and procedures.

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