Companies failing to plan for many cyber dangers

Only 22 percent of companies have a comprehensive plan in place to deal with major cybersecurity incidents, according to a new survey from KPMG and British Telecom.

Meanwhile, 97 percent said they have been the victims of a digital attack, and 55 percent said that they have seen an increase in cyberattacks.

“Our research is showing us that people don’t have a plan that they can turn to if they are under considerable attack,” said BT Americas CISO Jason Cook.

In particular, a good plan should include more than just the IT department, he said.

“Do you deliberately mention business functions that are not directly tied into cybersecurity?” he asked. “What does the legal team do? How does vendor management get involved? How do you communicate with partners and customers?”

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