The Sharp Rise in Data Breaches

Another year passed, another set of massive data breaches.  And it’s not going to let up anytime soon. Are you prepared?

The number of significant breaches at U.S. businesses, government agencies, and other organizations topped 1,500 last year, versus fewer than 700 in 2008, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center.  While the business sector has always been a major target, the impact has worsened. And hackers have been taking increasing aim at the healthcare industry (Those medical records go for big bucks on the black market). 

Not alarmed by those numbers?  Perhaps a visual representation of the sharp rise of data breaches will drive the point home.

So with today's ever-increasing threats to your network, are you prepared in the event of an attack?  The hours right after a data breach are among the most chaotic any business will encounter. You don’t want to spend them trying to improvise an intelligent, effective, and compliant response plan. And if you operate under regulatory guidelines, federal officials will also come knocking to conduct a breach investigation of their own.

SLPowers is in the business of helping our clients prevent, mitigate, and survive the above scenario. Trust us: The worst incident response plan is the one you invent during a crisis. Instead, why not invest some time in launching a holistic conversation with business and compliance specialists who do this every day? Give us a shout, and we’ll map out a drama-free, common sense, and affordable way forward.