Last week we discussed “Email Security and Employee Cybersecurity Awareness Training,” this week we discuss Data Backup, Firewalls, Incident Response and Business Continuity measures for improving your Cyber-Risk profile the BEST you can as FAST as you can.
A Proper Backup Policy positions you to respond quickly to restore availability of data and critical applications and reduces the likelihood that equipment failure, accidental deletion or at worst a ransomware attack will adversely affect the continuation of community services.
Firewalls act as a gatekeeper to prevent intrusion and remote access for unauthorized personnel, to keep your network from being targeted by viruses and malware and serves as a defensive channel to control the network traffic based on security parameters.
Incident Response and Business Continuity Policies
Incident Response and Business Continuity Policies and Plans are important to develop and test before they are needed. Incident Response and Business Continuity provide guidance for both Users and staff during an incident to ensure proper and timely steps are taken to resolve the incident.
A Business Continuity Policy identifies potential disruptions and disasters, defines mitigation strategies and procedures to ensure continued delivery of services and other critical functions when the original system or facility becomes unavailable. The IT portion of the Business Continuity Plan should include the following: