Top 10 Best Practices for Handling a Data Breach

Data breaches are a reality that all businesses need to take seriously. Knowing your vulnerabilities is only part of the solution. You and your key stakeholders should be prepared with an incident response plan that defines roles, responsibilities and protocol so you can manage your risk and protect your data. The first 48 hours are critical as how you initially react and respond to a data breach could have longstanding impact.

Did you know?

  • 62% of breaches involve hacking
  • 81% of hacking-related breaches involved either stolen and/or weak passwords
  • 51% of breaches involve malware
  • 43% of breaches were social attacks*

*Statistics from 2017 Verizon Data Breach Report

Add this tool to your toolbox

We have prepared a "Top 10 Best Practices for Handling a Data Breach" checklist that should be a starting point for you to create your own internal incidence response plan. View the presentation here: