Get with IT: Develop a Flight Plan

Incident response is a key to safeguarding your organization’s data


The second biggest pitfall is not learning from your mistakes when an incident occurs. If you value something and understand the risks, you will do what it takes to put together a reasonable plan to minimize your losses. Be it in your personal life or in your business, mapping out a response plan is essential if you want to minimize the impact of the situation.
As U.S. Airways Captain Chesley Sullenberger said about landing his plane in the Hudson River, “I didn’t have time to learn what I needed to know...I had to have done hard work for decades for tens of thousands of hours to prepare for that moment.”
Plan ahead or get caught off-guard, it’s your decision.

Kevin Beaver is an information security consultant, expert witness, author and professional speaker with Atlanta-based Principle Logic, LLC. With over 22 years of experience in the industry, Kevin specializes in performing independent security assessments revolving around minimizing information risks. He has authored/co-authored 10 books on information security including the best-selling Hacking For Dummies currently in its 3rd edition. Kevin is also the creator of the Security On Wheels information security audio books and blog providing security learning for IT professionals on the go. Reach Kevin through his website www.principlelogic.com and follow him on Twitter at @kevinbeaver.