Putting together an effective cybersecurity plan is key to mitigating, responding to, and recovering from cyber attacks, including malware, ransomware, and data exfiltration. There are multiple steps that are essential to this process:
Assessment: Begin with a comprehensive baseline risk assessment.
Incident Response: Develop an incident response plan.
Exercise Your Skills: Test your incident response plan with periodic exercises.
Share Information Regularly: Keep up to date on the latest trends by participating in an information sharing program.
Share Information When a Victim: Share information when you are the victim of a cyber attack to help others strengthen their defenses.
Train and Repeat: Cybersecurity training never ends.
NRECA's RC3 program has tools and resources to assist cooperatives with each of these steps, as well as information on other leading cybersecurity entities from whom cooperatives could benefit.