Even if you have been a victim of a data breach, you need to understand multi-dimensional concerns, explore several options, develop the best plan of action, and put objective and genuine global expertise to use. Let Withum’s experts assist in separating the ‘wheat from the chaff’, provide valuable information, reduce potentially costly impacts, and provide substantive results.
Did you know that data breaches are not just caused by external intruders? The FBI Reports more data breaches from disgruntled employees. Insider attacks continue to be a very real and common threat to organizations. These internally caused incidents usually occur on or around the time an employee or vendor left their employer. A lack of security expertise, organizational ‘group think’, knowingly and/or unknowingly ignoring data leakage, improper security controls, and/or failing to head warnings is a recipe for major disasters. In these types of environments, it’s not a question of ‘if’ it will happen; but ‘when’ a major incident will happen. Disgruntled Employees, Vendors, and External Intruders used to access to company data for the following summary reasons:
The FBI warns that increased use of cloud computing means that employees are now better able to steal, delete, and manipulate a company’s data. Simply put, an insider data breach is easier to pull off now than it ever was before.
Let Withum assist in not only identifying points of compromise; but also assist in simultaneous gathering and appropriately preserving forensic evidence in the event of an incident, as well as remediating an environment, as necessary, and in parallel in order to maximize your return on your security investment.
Regardless of whether a data breach is externally or internally caused, they are preventable, there are always indicators prior to major incidents, and evidence always exists. Proactive mitigation of cyber risk is far less costly than just being reactive.