Data Breach, what it means for you and your companyTechTarget defines a data breach as “an incident in which sensitive, protected, or confidential data has potentially been viewed, stolen, or used by an individual unauthorized to do so. Data breaches may involve payment card information (PCI), personal health information (PHI), personally identifiable information (PII), trade secrets, or intellectual property.”
A serious issue for CompaniesWhen organizations have not done enough to keep their data secured (often through hacking, negligence, or both.) or several other types of data loss and/or corruption that would also be classified as a “breach.”Laws and regulations (the POPI act in South Africa) are created to provide guidelines for companies and organizations handling certain types of sensitive consumer information. These regulations provide a framework for the required safeguards, storage, and use practices for handling sensitive information.
Regardless of the cause of the data breach, there are both legal and company intellectual property concerns when this invasion (which can lead to two main types of attack: a ransomware attack – locking down important info till a ransom is paid, or a general Malware attack – attacking your network and computers by corrupting the software)
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