What is a cybersecurity plan, why is it important and what are the key components?

Category: GeneralPublished on 2022 Jan, 05
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Cybersecurity planning is what forms an organization’s Cybersecurity Program.  


A Program is a well-designed, well-executed and repeatable strategy. It’s a living breathing, constantly questioning process— not something to be dusted off every 6 or 12 months. It includes the entire organization: information technology AND the business.  The US Government refers to cybersecurity this way “we are currently in WWIII and our adversaries’ weapons are keyboards.”

4 Cybersecurity Planning Steps

  1. Baseline
    1. Risk assessment
    2. Identify gaps
  2. Remediation of gaps
  3. Documentation
  4. Maintenance
    1. Testing
    2. Education
    3. Review & update

A cybersecurity incident is not solely an IT incident. Today, “cyber” impacts all aspects of a business. As a result, cybersecurity preparation and response need to have buy-in from C-suite and be a top-down approach.

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