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Posted by Rick Holland on January 20, 2012
This week I did a webcast, Planning for Failure, which makes the assumption that if you haven't been breached, it is inevitable, and you must be able to quickly detect and respond to incidents. An effective response can be the difference between your organization's recovery and future success or irreparable damage. While I was working on the slides for the webcast, I started to reflect back on the 2011 security breaches that personally impacted me. Three breaches immediately came to mind:
Unfortunately, I expect to be the victim of additional security breaches in 2012, so I started to transition my mindset from protecting entrprises to protecting myself. Since it is a new year and everyone loves to make resolutions (I call them strategic initiatives), I decided it was time to formalize my personal planning for failure strategy. I needed a plan to quickly detect and respond to incidents. Here is what I came up with:
How are you planning for failure? I'd love to hear what strategies you are using.
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