Featured Asset: Data Breach Response Guide 2014-2015 Edition
According to a recent data breach preparedness study by the Ponemon Institute, much has changed in the world of data breaches in the past year; some are positive, others a bit more challenging. It's no secret that, according to the study, more companies suffered a data breach in 2013 versus the year before. To date, nearly half of organizations have experienced at least one breach incident that impacted personal records; an increase of 10% from 2013, and 17% were unsure if they had been victimized.
Fortunately, more companies are taking basic steps to prepare themselves for the increasing likelihood of a breach. A majority of them (73%) now have a data breach response plan in place and nearly half have increased their investment in security technologies in the past 12 months.
Vigilance is key. The more organizations can do to prepare themselves, by developing and maintaining a comprehensive data breach response plan, the better off they will be in the months and years to come.