Creating a Data Loss Incident Plan - Slide 8

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Data Loss Prevention Framework

Data loss and identity theft occur not only from accidental physical loss, but also from an ever increasing level of deceptive practices. Forged e-mail, malvertising, phishing, deceptive acquisition of domains, and creation of bogus websites to capture consumer personal data are all on the rise. Such exploits may result in the installation of malware and keystroke loggers via Trojans and deceptive downloads. Steps are to be taken to mitigate these exploits. For example, a company should authenticate all outbound e-mail with declarative policies to help detect e-mail spoofing; lock all domains from potential transfer, monitor domain registration, and implementation of Extended Validation Secure Socket Layer (EV SSL) Certificates.

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) advocates that all businesses create an incident response plan and be prepared for the likelihood that they will experience a breach or data loss in the future. The fact is breaches happen and often at the worst of times. Rather than be lulled into the belief it will not happen to your business, a well-designed plan is emerging as an essential part of regulatory compliance, demonstrating that a firm or organization is willing to take reasonable steps to protect data from abuse. Doing so is good business. Developing a plan can help to minimize risk to consumers, business partners and stockholders, while increasing brand protection and the long-term viability of a business.

This slideshow highlights key questions and recommendations for businesses to consider while building a data loss incident plan.

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