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MNP’s Top 10 Questions for Your Cyber Security Health

13/10/2017


​​​​When it comes to protecting your real estate and construction assets from constantly evolving cyber threats, knowing what to look for is key. Here is a basic checklist to gauge how cyber secure they and your business really are:

  1. Have you and your executives quantified business risk and the impact to those assets if breached to better prioritize budget and resources?
  2. Have you developed and implemented the appropriate cyber security infrastructure to protect your organization and maintain your clients’ confidence?
  3. Have you understood your potential exposure by engaging cyber security consultants “ethical hackers” to hack your organization (networks, applications, mobile)?
  4. Can you demonstrate a solid cyber incidence response plan which enables you to respond to a breach? If yes have you tested it by doing a table top exercise?
  5. Have you ever considered a cyber security advisor (Virtual Chief Information Security Officer-VCISO) to help set standards and policies?
  6. Do you have a clear understanding of your Supply Chain/Vendor/Third Party Management Strategy & Contracts; beginning with the IT focused contracts?
  7. Have you considered purchasing cyber security-specific insurance to protect against the ramifications of any major breaches? Is it focused on the key business risks identified if breached?
  8. Is your information reinforced by a business continuity plan including backup & recovery of your data? Is the data stored offline & offsite and have you tried restoring it?
  9. How sophisticated are your cyber security educational training, practices and procedures? Are you making it personal?
  10. Do you have a patching and shadow IT strategy? Two of the biggest problems that exist in Cyber Security today

A “no” response to any of these key questions could indicate a vulnerability in your business’ cyber security health and increased risk of a breach. To find our about how MNP can help, contact:
  
Danny Timmins, CISSP
National Cyber Security Leader
T: 905.607.9777
E: [email protected]

Lee Thiessen
National Leader, Real Estate & Construction
T: 403.537.7617
E : [email protected]