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Study: The Aftermath Of A Breach

New Ponemon-Experian study highlights organizations’ top priorities following a data breach

By Kelly Jackson Higgins
You’ve been breached: How do you minimize the fallout? Hiring outside legal help and assessing the damage to victims are the top two priorities, according to a new survey.

The newly released “Aftermath of a Data Breach” report from Experian and the Ponemon Institute surveyed IT security pros about a data breach they felt had the biggest impact on their organizations, both financially and reputationally. Continue reading Study: The Aftermath Of A Breach

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Digital Detectives: Making The Most Of Your Incident Response And Forensics Efforts

Security professionals are overworked, stressed, and don’t have enough hours in the day to do their jobs. Why? Too often it’s because they’re reacting, fighting security fires as they happen rather than providing proactive protection.

Reactive security is a common pitfall caused by staff shortages, lack of skills, and an overall low level of preparedness. Security pros need to make sure they’re executing the full security incident response cycle: Prepare for problems, identify incidents, fix the problem and restore systems to service, and then loop back to preparation to make sure the lessons learned are applied to head off future problems. Continue reading Digital Detectives: Making The Most Of Your Incident Response And Forensics Efforts