Data Breach Incident Response
Data breaches are more common than ever, and while only the big ones make the headlines, the next target could be any business, large and small alike. When a breach occurs, our team swiftly responds to keep downtime and cost to a minimum.
If you know, or even suspect, that you’ve suffered a data breach, don’t delay.
All Data Types Are a Target
The data your organization creates, stores and transfers, may contain Payment Card Industry (PCI) data, Protected Health Information (PHI), electronic communications, personally identifiable information (PII), trade secrets, or other crucial information. Data is valuable. It drives political, business, and individual decisions and can affect livelihoods and lives. Storing and transferring that precious data also carries profound responsibility: data privacy and data security are paramount.
Implementing robust security controls and state of the art hardware and software solutions is simply due diligence when it comes to protecting data. Those steps can certainly help improve your company’s risk profile. Having the right organizational security mindset, data security policies and procedures, and the right security staff in place can significantly enhance your preparedness for a data breach or incident. Educating end users about the risks associated with data breaches, security protocols, and common forms of attack can provide a sense of preparedness across your organization.
What Does a Data Breach “Incident” Look Like?
At Gillware, we understand that there is no cookie-cutter incident and no uniform form of incident response. Every data breach, data theft, or ransomware intrusion looks different. Today’s attacks can be multifaceted, sophisticated and, persistent.
Data breaches are often not identified until long after the original attack. Each incident requires an individual and personalized assessment to form a full understanding of the underlying event and its potential effect on your organization both at the time of the event and into the future.
Whether the incident involves ransomware, unauthorized access by an outside attacker, a denial of service attack, malware or malicious code, improper access or data exfiltration by an employee, we have experience in responding to, remediating, investigating, and mitigating similar events.
Why Professional Data Breach Incident Response Matters
When a data breach incident occurs, your organization may have the legal responsibility to report the incident to affected parties. Every state has unique data breach notification requirements, and federal regulations may require notification as well. Uncertainty regarding your organization’s obligations to regulators and your customers can lead to a delayed or disjointed response.
Your organization’s response in the immediate aftermath of a data breach can have an impact on the reputation and even the continued viability of the organization. Seeking outside assistance from the professionals at Gillware can help minimize the impact of the event and help your organization recover more quickly.