Data breaches and theft are reported daily, and hackers continue to find ways to attack data, in spite of tools and strategies to tighten data security. Every business should plan for the unexpected, including a data breach that can hurt your brand, customer confidence, reputation and, ultimately, your business.
It is important to develop an incident response plan to help you detect an attack and have procedures in place to minimize or contain the damage. Your plan can begin with being aware of the data security regulations that affect your business and assessing your company data security gaps.
Once you have your plan in place, test it often. Early detection of a breach is a key benefit of an effective incident response plan.