Cybersecurity planning is very often overlooked in today’s business world. Why, we don’t really know, because if you think logically a business will put together plans for the business. These will include financial, marketing, sales, business continuity, disaster recovery and many more. Unleashed, would argue, that cybersecurity planning is just as important, if not more than all the fore mentioned. With the exception of the general business plan!
Maybe the main reason that cybersecurity planning is overlooked is that a lot of companies haven’t thought about doing it. And, when you start. it can be a lot of work to put any remedial action into place. Or, you could just be burying your head in the sand. Either way, you have to accept that cybersecurity now underpins everything you do on the IT front.
A Cybersecurity plan, like other business plans, will help your IT team to understand where you are now with cybersecurity and where you would like to be. Let’s face it cyber-criminals are not standing still they are constantly looking for new ways to infiltrate your network. This means, as a business, you can’t stand still. You have to have a well defined cyber strategy that is agreed at the senior management level and adhered to.