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  • Establish safeguards against breaches
  • Build an effective data breach response plan
  • Receive guidance on the best response strategy for a breach
  • Protect your business reputation
  • Prevent regulatory sanctions or fines

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Data Breach 101

Here are some key facts every organization should know about data breaches.

What is a data breach?
A data breach happens when an unauthorized person or group gains access to private or confidential business information, such as business plans or client lists that include personally identifiable information (PII) or protected health information (PHI), which can be exploited or sold. 

Breach awareness
Even the best cyber-security measures can’t fully protect against data breaches because thieves have so many potential access methods. That’s why it’s important that company leadership and staff know how to reduce the possibility of breaches, how to spot suspicious activity, and what to do when a breach is suspected. 

Common methods
Data breaches can take many forms and the methods are constantly evolving. Cyber attacks, including network intrusions, stolen credentials and hacking account for a large percentage of breaches. Yet malware, social engineering and physical tampering are also common. Abuse of privileges, improper document or equipment disposal, and employee errors are also risk factors.

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