Each year between June and November, many parts of the U.S. become potential targets for hurricanes. In October 2022, we had Hurricane Ian devastate Florida. To prepare for natural disasters like hurricanes, organizations are encouraged to build out and test business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management plans to use in the response efforts. Millions of dollars each year are spent on natural disaster preparation, but natural disasters are not the only disruption businesses face.
While we can’t equate the potential impact of a cyberattack to that of a hurricane, there is much that security leaders and teams can learn from existing physical disaster preparedness and recovery plans and can apply in a cyber crisis.
So how can organizations use the fundamentals taught by natural disasters to respond to a paralyzing ransomware attack?