Is your company at risk during a crisis?

To all CEO’s, CIO’s and CISO’s currently with the Corona Virus on the loose is your company prepared to respond? Many companies are thinking of laying off critical personnel that keep your information available during a crisis. Laying off critical personnel during a crisis is the last thing you should do. Are you in a panic or are you ready to respond in the case of an incident? Not only is the Corona Virus creating havoc worldwide, hackers are still attacking companies around the world. Recently Carnival Cruise Lines was hit by hackers.


If you do not have a good Cyber Defense, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan in place then you are still open to be attacked. This is the time to get qualified personnel and consultants in place to ensure you have a defense in depth strategic plan to ensure you information is secured, available and ready. Cyber Security, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity are crucial parts of any infrastructure and being able to respond in a controlled manner will ensure your resources are available when necessary. Company’s should be ready to respond, but in most cases, they have put off the necessary plans to make a profit and don’t think about the potential risks. Some companies will not survive this crisis and will end up going bankrupt, because of it.

Having qualified security personnel and consultants in place during this time will ensure your company is running smoothly once it is over. I have worked with many companies in the past and present and there thinking is let’s just put enough in place to pass the annual audit, not thinking something like the Corona Virus will ever hit. Whether it’s a local, regional or worldwide crisis company’s should really think about investing in their Cyber Security, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity planning and shore up their defenses to make sure they are operational before, during and after any crisis.

Wayne Salas

Firebird Security and Compliance Consulting LLC