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Data Breach: It's Not a Question of "If" but "When"

February 3, 2015

All organizations, regardless of size or industry, are susceptible to the risk of a data breach. This is why it is often said that it is not a matter of "if" your organization will suffer a data breach—rather it is a question of "when."

The overwhelming majority of data breach incidents do not generate headlines—there are simply too many of them. Headline-worthy or not, all such incidents can be disruptive and expensive. How disruptive and how expensive depends on your organization's preparedness.

There are many factors that heighten an organization's susceptibility to a data breach: organizational apathy, lack of awareness, absence of proper policies, inconsistent training and enforcement of existing policies, negligent and/or malicious employees, industrial espionage, etc. The good news is that Maslon can help you mitigate the risk of a data breach by taking a proactive stance. This means proper planning, building and executing on the necessary policies and procedures to protect your organization, training employees, and performing periodic tests aimed at ensuring minimal exposure to your business.

We Can Help
Maslon is well positioned to help you build and implement best practices necessary to mitigate the risks associated with data breach. We will work with you to:

  • prepare a proper information security policy and a practical incident response plan;
  • evaluate appropriate insurance coverage;
  • perform effective employee training; and
  • adopt appropriate vendor management procedures.

Let us help prepare your organization to deal with the inevitable "when" and mitigate the associated risks of a data breach.

Please contact us with any questions you may have or to discuss your specific circumstances and concerns.

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