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Michelle Aninye, Dr. Humayun Zafar, Department of Information Security, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw GA 30144
Security breaches are becoming increasingly popular, making the development of effective security contingency plans many organizations’ top priority. Contingency plans help organizations prepare for potentially catastrophic events that may impact business productivity. Although security breaches are a growing threat, many organizations do not account for cybersecurity in their contingency plans. In addition to the detrimental effects organizations experience during the resulting downtime from security breaches, security breaches also have the potential to impact people externally. The goal of this research is to analyze the effects of security contingency planning on organizations’ responses to security breaches, both publicly and privately. Current security contingency plans will be evaluated based on the amount of time organizations take to recover from security breaches, respond publicly, and inform any affected people. The results will be used to create a guideline for organizations to use in the crafting of their security contingency plans.
Kennesaw State University