It's an unfortunate fact that any company dealing with data is vulnerable to a cyber-attack. From retailers to the U.S. government, breaches are a consistent issue for even the most sophisticated organizations. With more and more breaches making headlines, it's no surprise that ISM2018's agenda features numerous sessions dedicated to cyber-security.
Obviously, it's essential that every company prepare themselves for a breach. It's equally essential, however, to develop a response plan for when breaches occur. Source One Associate Director Torey Guingrich suggests that maintaining data's security is an ongoing battle. Focusing on prevention alone can leave organizations woefully unprepared when things go wrong.
Procurement, she says, should take the lead in developing and communicating a response plan. As a kind of project manager, they'll ensure expectations and procedures are both effective and clear.
Give the episode a listen today.