Cyber Attacks Happen… And Often – How Does Your Cyber Security Stack Up?

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credit cardWhen you search for ‘cyber breach’ on Google News, what do you find?

A search (conducted on Monday, April 23, 2018), reveals a handful of recent cyber breach incidents.

April 23 – Dubai’s Careem admits to data breach, affects 14 million customers
April 6 – Atlanta’s massive cyber breach and the lessons learned
April 2 – Cyber breach at Saks Fifth Ave, Lord & Taylor puts millions at risk
March 28 – Cyber breach against Baltimore’s 911 dispatch system under investigation

These search results included high-end retailers, a city, a 911 operating system, and a ride-sharing platform among others. Your search will not yield the same results, but the common denominator will be the same: Cyber attacks impact all organizations – large, small, public, private and in all industries.

A cyber breach will impact an organization on many levels, including human, operational, reputational, and financial. While studies vary with anywhere from 65 to 80 percent, suffice it to say that a large percentage of businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees have been hacked. The chance of a breach striking an organization increases every day. A hacker needs one access point into an organization’s information to create a cyber crisis. What can a business do to protect the organization and people within?

Your organization must be virtually resilient and understand the exposures and potential risks.

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Preliminary data from the Firestorm Analytical Solutions 3rd Edition IT Resiliency Planning Assessment reveals 40 percent of respondents do not understand the exposures, potential impact, and proactive implementation and management of mitigating controls. Do you know how your organization’s cyber security stacks up against competitors and others?

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Our IT Resiliency Planning Assessment study will reveal how organizations approach their IT/DR/Resiliency program. It will also review current trends in IT Resiliency Planning and how the most mature programs are achieving success. As a leader in business continuity management research, we would like to invite you to participate in the study. The study is currently open for participants until May 24, 2018 and takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. Only study participants will receive our complimentary report – an aggregate report highlighting the data findings, which includes an assessment from our International Benchmarking Advisory Board.

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  • Participants must be involved/ responsible for IT/ Disaster Recovery/ Resiliency Planning.
  • Study accommodates planners to global manager.
  • Study doesn’t accommodate professionals who provide consulting services.

Why participate?

  • Only study participants will receive a complimentary copy of the study findings.
  • Study questions and assessment of data is completed by our International Benchmarking Advisory Board.
  • Firestorm Program Analytics (previously BC Management) has been conducting BCM data metrics research/ assessments since 2001.
  • The response is immense, driven by the value the results provide.
  • The scope is world-wide, due to our extensive contacts and partnerships.
  • The company is independent, as we are a neutral party on the results.
  • Completely confidential – Only your email address will be kept on file for report distribution & future study notifications, unless you opt-in to have your information kept on file with Firestorm. If you do opt-in, your individual contact and company information is never shared outside of Firestorm.

Cyber breaches occur, and often. While they can’t be scheduled, they can be predicted and planned. Not sure where to start when creating your own plan? Contact Firestorm and we will guide you through a series of questions to identify which route your organization should take.


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