The Justice Department Has Some Things to Tell You About Cybersecurity

August 27, 2015

Topics: Cybersecurity

In April the Justice Department’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section issued its Best Practices for Victim Response and Reporting of Cyber Incidents.  It is an excellent guide for a business organization to respond to cyber attacks and, one hopes, move forward with its business intact.  The guide outlines what to do before, during, and after a data breach, and is quite detailed.  It includes specific steps to take regarding:

  • Identifying the business’s most critical information assets;
  • Having a plan in place before an intrusion occurs;
  • Efficiently assessing the damage from an attack;
  • Minimizing that damage;
  • Collecting and assessing information from the attack;
  • Notifying the proper authorities and personnel; and
  • Avoiding further damage after an incident has occurred, among many, many other things.

Any organization should incorporate it into its own plans for stopping the figurative hemorrhage from a cyber attack and getting back to business as soon as possible.  I have three main thoughts about the guidance. Read more at Cady Bar the Door

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