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Expert Recommendations for Managing a Crisis

Best practices:
Take it from the experts; these best practices can help you thrive during uncertain times.

  • Prevention is critical. “Real-time prevention is the key to protecting our organizations and employees from a cyber attack of cataclysmic, cyber pandemic proportions,” state industry experts.
  • Secure your everything. Organizations must regularly analyze the level of security within network infrastructure and processes across devices, PCs and IoT. Transitioning data to the cloud is growing in popularity due to its utility and the need for organizations to proceed with remote work. In this context, it’s especially important to secure workloads, containers and serverless applications across cloud environments.
  • Consolidation and visibility. Organizations should ensure that they have maximum visibility into threat intelligence platforms and cyber security software. Assess whether you’re really able to see what you need to. Ask yourself about whether you’re missing any key insights.

Interested in additional material on cyber security best practices amidst a global pandemic? Watch this interview with Motorola’s CISO, Richard Rushing.

Incident Response:

The ability to respond rapidly has never been more important, as cyber threats are peaking and overwhelming organizations like never before. Remote incident response is a new challenge for many, but not one that can’t be mastered.

  • Ensure that your organization is able to provide remote access to security tools. This will make incident response simpler for your technical teams, and can potentially accelerate the speed of remediation.
  • Plan how to re-image computers remotely. This is extremely important and should be added to contingency plans.
  • Know how to get in-touch with colleagues in a timely manner. In addition, be sure that you review your incident response command chain to ensure that it still makes sense based on who’s in which time zones.

For more info on developing an incident response plan in the modern age, click here.