Often the most proactive thing one can do is to seek out information. Be self-informed. The world of IT in emergency management can be a harrowing field in which to do this. Almost everything is stored digitally: employee data, inventory, record management. Recovering that information after an attack, or massive incident, cripples a company’s data storage can be as vital to continued operations as any other part of the business. Having that digital tether to some sort of normal operations can also improve general morale as the company rebuilds.
AtHoc advocates for this educational initiative among IT professionals, encouraging them to be internally driven in understanding the resources available. This process may seem like drudgery in the preparation period, but the time spent before an incident will greatly reduce stress and stalled operations after an incident. It’s important to know what’s out there, before it is needed.