At the end of January, I attended the PRSA Puget Sound’s event focused on security and privacy, “The Corporate Reputation Drivers of the Digital Age.” Panelists included Aaron Weller, managing director, Data Protection & Privacy Practice at PwC; Christopher Budd, principal and founder of Christopher Budd Communications; and Leigh Nakanishi, Edelman, Data Security and Privacy Group.
Weller, Budd and Nakanishi set the stage by discussing the importance of security and privacy to organizations, which is due to a number of factors, including:
The best thing you can do for your organization is to have a plan in place before an incident ever happens. That plan should include the name and contact information of the person in charge of managing the issue. You should also determine ownership on different activities, communication channels and a holding statement to provide to media should an issue occur and an investigation not yet be completed. It’s also helpful to understand who your technical contacts will be during an incident – that is, the person or people you can get information from during an incident investigation. Securing executive approval of your plan before an issue happens will also allow you to work more efficiently.
What other tips would you offer to prepare for the worst case scenario?
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