How would your business respond to an information security breach?
If you are running a business, you learn to expect the unexpected. Even if you have taken all the right precautions, your company might still find itself confronted with an information security breach. How would your business cope then?
There are lots of books that will tell you what to do to prevent an information security breach. This book is different. It tells you what you have to do if a security breach occurs.
Security breaches sometimes occur because computers containing sensitive information are not returned to their owners. NATO laptops have been spotted in flea markets, and US government computers were put up for sale on Ebay. Security breaches may also be the result of data theft. A bad apple in your company may be tempted to sell your confidential data to a rival firm.
If something happens, your company needs to be ready to take prompt and decisive action to resolve the issue. This book tells you the plans and procedures you need to put in place to tackle an information security breach should it occur. In particular, the book gives you clear guidance on how to treat an information security breach in accordance with ISO27001.
If a breach occurs, the evidence needs to be secured professionally. You need to know the rules on evidence gathering, and you need to be capable of isolating the suspect laptops right from the start. If you want your company to respond rapidly to an information security breach, you need to make sure that the responsibilities and roles in your company are clearly defined.