As part of the regulations relating to data breaches, it’s an organisations responsibility to notify any individuals of any data breach, including recommendations as to what they should do in response to the breach. In the case of the Marriott data breach in 2020, nearly 5.2M guest records including credit card details were compromised. When that data is out in the wild and on the black market for sale, even 30days is a long time for someone not to know.
Over the next few months we’re introducing our business continuity series, and we’ll cover how you can mitigate risks, build resliciency and plan for the unexpected. Whilst continuing to protect your reputation at the same time.
In the mean-time, because we’re all human, start by revisiting your strategies for cyber-security. Define to your staff what types of sensitive communications can be sent via email, and also what types of communications they can expect to receive. Look at your data sharing policies, how and where should staff be sharing information. Many businesses in the haste to move to remote working haven’t had the time to think about how interactions and communications have changed. Now is a perfect time, because when you speak with your team, you’ll know what’s achievable and what’s not in this new world. We’ve all been living in it for the last year.
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