Cyber guidance and scenario planning

04 March 2020

As connectivity improves and organisations move beyond a patchwork of uncoordinated systems, they become increasingly more dependent on an IT infrastructure.

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1. Cyber threat

A potential data breach or ‘cyber attack’ can become more likely if potential cyber risks are not managed.   

To help defend against a potential data breach or cyber attack, we’ve created three guides including a scenario planner to help organisations better understand the threats they face. They define clear actions and controls to help mitigate cyber risks.  

2. Cyber risk management

Today, we face a myriad of challenging hazards and threats in the digital space, including those caused by humans. These incidents can be accidental or deliberate and disrupt education and critical operations; expose sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) of employees, volunteers and other user groups; and can lead to high recovery costs.

The report looks at the management steps that are required across the whole organisation in order to be cyber secure. It primarily focuses on the challenge of protecting against targeted, unauthorised attempts to access digital information, including research.

3. Scenario planning

Organisations are making greater use of technology and the internet, so it is vital they take all the steps they can to keep their systems, people and data secure and safe from harm.

The purpose of this scenario planner is to help inform decision-makers and to encourage an appropriate response to a cyber attack. The planner serves as a summary to help all involved parties make informed decisions about security and the need for additional action such as insurance or technical management measures. By reviewing, the cyber risk posed to the organisation, the planner will also help identify where there are weaknesses or areas for further investment.

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