Fire can be devastating – potentially life-threatening and definitely disrupts business operations. While data theft cannot be put in the same “life-threatening” category of fire, it certainly can cause a huge disruption to the health of a business – ask the ex-CEO of Target, ask the executive team of Sony, Home Depot, Michaels, Niemann Marcus, Dairy Queen…. and so the list goes on.
High profile businesses, as well as small, large and any size business in between are getting hacked daily – in a recent industry dinner we made the point to the other guests that our forensic team has never been so busy helping victim organisations.
During this month of January 2015, we have managed over 75% of the number of cases forensic investigations on hacked businesses that we managed in the whole of 2012 – and 2012 was a busy year for us! That's a staggering thought - especially for us.
Thinking that it will not happen to your business is an easy mistake to make.
Savvy businesses are investing time and effort into testing their security systems and preparing for the worst-case scenario – a full data breach. If you haven’t formalised your Incident Response Plan, some of the questions you should ask your executive team are:
Incident Response should be managed much in the same way as fire drills – you need to practice regularly so that your business has an automatic plan to kick into action as soon as you have a problem.
For more information on Incident Response Planning, you can download our free guide below: