Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Recovering from a Data Breach

According to the latest Verizon Data Breach report, 85 percent of organizations breached did not realize they had been compromised, sometimes for weeks or months. Often they only found out when alerted by a third party. So cyberhackers can be at work in compromised networks -- as we've seen in many recent situations -- for weeks or months. The question, then, is what do you do once you find out your data has been compromised? This issue provides the answers.

Given the near-certainty that some form an attack or data breach will happen in your organization, it makes sense to consider scenarios and plan for them when it happens. (Item #1)   What's the most important next step you should take following a data breach? (Item #2)   Security analysts are saying that it's not IF you are the victim of a data breach but WHEN. (Item #3)

Responders need a plan of action going into a breach and tools to support those actions. (Item #4)   Cost estimations provide a new perspective on the severity of IT security incidents. (Item #5)   Why are you often the last to know that your data has been breached? (Item #6)

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