Five Critical Steps to Handling a Security Breach

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Develop a communication plan

Legally, you may need to disclose the attack, if not publicly, then at least to those potentially affected, e.g., customers, partners or other stakeholders. Decide if sharing information at this point is a necessary public relations move. There are professionals who specialize in the field of network security breaches, e.g., PR communications professionals and lawyers.

We have long since passed an era when 100 percent prevention of security breaches was even remotely possible, especially when it only takes a single, seemingly harmless activity — such as an employee clicking a link, using an insecure Wi-Fi connection, or downloading a corrupted software update — to unleash a full-scale infection.

This, however, doesn’t mean your enterprise is helpless and vulnerable. On the contrary, you can dramatically improve your ability to avoid disaster and mitigate damage if you take the right actions. In this slideshow, Seculert outlines five critical steps for handling a security breach.

Seculert provides an integrated platform that identifies resident, active threats that have evaded existing perimeter defenses and breach detection systems.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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