Phishing, malware, ransomware, and DDoS attacks have captured the attention of organizations of all sizes across the globe. The prevalence of these attacks has forced organizations to acknowledge that it is a matter of when, not if, they experience one. Due to their likelihood of occurring, organizations must take action to prevent the attack from becoming a disaster. To discuss how organizations can best prepare, I am joining a panel that includes cybersecurity and DR representatives from Acronis on an upcoming DRJ.com webinar.
Ransomware’s Unprecedented Threat
Recently organizations in the US and worldwide experienced unprecedented downtime and outages caused by phishing, ransomware, and DDoS attacks. Unfortunately, the success of these attacks probably only foreshadows what the future holds. Hacking has become big business with hackers cashing in on ransoms that start at a million dollars or more. These payouts motivate hackers making it almost inevitable that most organizations will experience an attack.
A New Type of BC/DR Response Required
To respond, organizations must update and incorporate cybersecurity plans into their broader business continuity and disaster recovery plans. To make these updates, it behooves them to examine how cybersecurity and disaster recovery interact.
In too many organizations, the cybersecurity, business continuity, and disaster recovery teams operate independently of one another. However, as cyberthreats become the face of disasters, these organizational teams operate in silos at their own peril.
Organizations must begin by internally strategizing and executing response plans that incorporate these elements. By doing so, organizations may identify the best ways for cybersecurity and disaster recovery (DR) teams to interact when these disasters occur.
To help organizations assess the best way to accomplish this, I will join Acronis’s Biren Jajal, a DR Technology Consultant, and Candid Quest, Acronis VP of Cyber Protection Research, in a live webinar hosted by Disaster Recovery Journal on Wednesday, June 16, at 1 pm CST.
During this webinar panel presentation, a few of the topics we plan to discuss include:
- How these different teams within an organization can better cooperate and leverage their respective skills?
- How do organizations work together to account for the multiple ways hackers may use to extract a ransom?
- What are some best practices to follow for communicating the threat, once it presents itself, internally and externally?
Registration is required to listen in and/or participate in this webinar.