Data breaches happen all too frequently, with many high-profile companies suffering losses and reputational damage as a result. Putting preventive measures in place is essential, but so is having an effective plan for how to cope with a data breach if it happens to you. In this guide, we look at the best practice in dealing with a data breach. The guide includes examples of companies that have been hit by data breaches and how they have responded, as well as expert advice on how to respond to a data breach or cyber security incident.
1What to do after a breach-
Data breach response
A look at the best practice in dealing with a data breach once it's been discovered
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2Plan to deal with data breach-
Data breach prevention
How is the cyber security industry helping firms to protect themselves from data breaches, and what should companies be doing?
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3Where does stolen data go?-
The dark web and hidden data economy
What happens to stolen data after a breach, and what are law enforcement authorities doing in response to this threat?
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4Big companies are victims-
Data breaches – who’s been affected?
Many high-profile companies are being affected by data breaches - even those with a big cyber security budget are vulnerable
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