Doug Bedell — March 6, 2019, 9:30 pm

Stick-With-It Zeal Missing In Data Security Moves


Security Info Watch puts it starkly: “Data breaches at organizations both large and small have become so common in recent years that the mantra among cybersecurity professionals is that it’s not a matter of if but rather when you business will be victimized.”

The difference from the past, as this threat grew, is that “92 percent of surveyed organizations reported they had a data breach response plan.”

So what’s the problem? “Of those organizations that did have a plan in place, over a third of those srveyed said they still weren’t prepared to respond. Additionally, 42 percent reported that there was no follow up or scheduled time to update their breach response plans and 23 percent said that they had not updated their current data breach plan since it was originally put into place.”

Oops. Sounds like backsliding already. Data security requires more attentiveness, or stick-with-it-ness, than that.

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