What is a Cybersecurity Plan?
No matter what you call it, a continuity of operations plan, an emergency plan, a preparedness plan, crisis management plan, etc., developing and implementing a well thought-out plan is a vital part of an organization’s overall cybersecurity readiness. Whether this is a standalone document or an annex to an existing plan, this is where the assessed vulnerabilities can turn into strengths. Planning is a process of capturing organizational details as to how it should communicate and act during the response to and recovery from a cyber attack. It should also lay the foundation for the organization’s entire cybersecurity program by outlining the various prevention-related policies, procedures, training, and exercises that apply to personnel, the supply chain, and customers. The overarching goal of a plan is to mitigate against the largest risks and improve overall resiliency.