Is Your Business Data Breach Ready? Nearly 20% of Organizations Are Not.

intelligentID | February 7, 2018

When surveyed by Tripwire, roughly 18% of 406 cybersecurity professionals responded as being fully prepared with a notification protocol in the event of a data breach.

Despite increased global efforts to strengthen data breach notification protocol, organizations around the world seem to be slacking in their efforts. When surveyed by Tripwire, roughly 18% of 406 cybersecurity professionals responded as being fully prepared with a notification protocol in the event of a data breach. An alarming 73% of the surveyed professionals answered that they were only mildly prepared, adding that plans would need to be made quickly and informally following an incident. If your organization is still in the midst of planning your notification procedures, consider this growing race against time for protection.

GDPR: The Catalyst for Planning

This pressing need for full preparations stems from the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, as well as newly proposed data breach legislation in the U.S. With these two motions in place for organizations on a global scale, organizations must now react with advanced planning of procedures to ensure their own protection against the risk. One slightly reassuring figure from this survey includes the 77% of professionals who claim that they could fulfill their notification protocol within the 72-hour window, above the 24% who claimed that they have the ability to notify their customers within 24 hours of an incident.

Expert Opinions and Procedures

Upon receiving the results of their survey, cybersecurity experts at Tripwire asserted that this myopic approach is an especially dangerous one in the world today. With data breaches on the rise and the numbers increasing steadily by the month, there is much to be done in order to prevent your organization from becoming another statistic of leaked sensitive information or stolen credentials. Additional findings in this survey showed that only 22% of professionals in this study felt fully prepared to face financial repercussions of a data breach within their organization.


Trust the Experts

Intelligent ID protects your organization with endpoint security by monitoring file and user activity across multiple channels and alerting administrators to abnormal or risky behavior on your endpoints. We offer both data at rest and data in motion solutions to suit the unique monitoring needs of your company, and our team has researched hundreds of real-world insider threat incidents to produce a robust feature set geared toward protecting your organization’s employees, data, and resources. If workers are accessing sensitive data, Intelligent ID will monitor the suspicious activity and notify you if data is being moved or printed either on-site or off-site from your organization.

The Intelligent ID Solution

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