June 27, 2022

Volume XII, Number 178

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June 27, 2022

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Don’t Wait for the Perfect Time for a Tabletop Exercise

Threat actors don’t wait for a convenient time to attack your company. They attack when it suits them, and when they can find any small opening. Being prepared for different types of attacks helps companies prepare for their response before the attack happens. 

More and more companies are testing their incident response plans by conducting tabletop exercises. They are very powerful and informative. A tabletop is most effective when executives attend and participate, and when no one in the company is prepared for the simulated scenario.

Responding to a cyber incident is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. No two incidents or responses are exactly the same. Different people on the incident response team have different roles depending on the type of the incident. Running through different scenarios and determining who will take the lead on certain parts of the incident and having a game plan in place means that you will be more prepared if or when an attack occurs.

Attacks won’t stop just so you can find the time to schedule a tabletop drill.

Copyright © 2022 Robinson & Cole LLP. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume XII, Number 41
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Linn F. Freedman, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Cybersecurity and Litigation Law Attorney, Providence
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Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She provides guidance on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance to a full range of public and private clients across all industries, such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine, and charitable organizations. Linn is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She is also a member of the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team (CyFi ...

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