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10 Easy Steps to Create a Data Breach Response

The sophistication and targeted nature of attacks continue to increase, the number of compromised records continues to rise, and organized crime is surfacing more often. With WikiLeaks and PlentyOfFish at the center of media attention as the latest in data breaches, security professionals have good reason to fear information security breaches, and in turn have a contingency data breach response plan.

Most breaches that occur can and could have been easily avoided or mitigated if the organization had a proper data breach response policy in place. A detailed data breach response plan not only decreases the likelihood of attack, but can also substantially reduce the amount of organizational chaos and valuable time wasted in mopping up the mess.

The following 10 high-level identifiers should help your organization build a robust data breach response plane in order to reduce the business impact of such occurrences. Continue reading