How to Prepare for a Cyber-Attack
What are the differences in communication during a cyber crisis vs. any other crisis?
As in any critical situation, crisis management is about being ‘proactive’ rather than ‘reactive’. The best preparation for an IT breach involves developing an Incident Response Plan. However, there are differences about communication in cyber crisis to keep in mind:
- Low level of knowledge about origin and potential impact
- Dynamic development and unknow adversary or approach
- Possibility that your internal IT-infrastructure is penetrated and communication via external tools is required
How can you prepare for a cyber-attack?
We have created a basic checklist, to serve as a template for preparing and handling communication during a cyber attack. This document focuses on the most important aspects before, during and after an attack and needs to be extended in special cases.
About the authors:
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Bjørn H. Stuedal
Bjørn H. Stuedal has many years of experience as a crisis management consultant since 1998, and joined F24 in October 2021. As a crisis management consultant, he managed complex international projects for clients in various industries: transport, telecom, and oil & gas.
Jan Terje Sæterbø
Jan Terje Sæterbø has been working for F24 Nordics since 2012 as a Customer Success Manager. Additionally, he is dealing with IT security issues on a daily basis as a Security Officer since 2018 and has been working as an IT security consultant for F24 Nordic clients.
The Norwegian Business and Industry Security Council (NSR)
The Norwegian Business and Industry Security Council (NSR) is a member organisation that serves the Norwegian business sector in an advisory capacity on matters relating to crime. NSR helps companies that need advice and counselling regarding industrial espionage, sabotage, narcotics, theft, terrorism, organised crime, fraud, extortion, corruption, computer criminality, and more.