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Data Breach, what it means for you and your company
TechTarget 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 Companies
When 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)

What can be done
there are three choices,

  1. if you have an IT team then are they up to date with the latest penetration testing (Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) ,CEH (certified Ethical hacker), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) to name a few) – click here for one of the most recognized penetration testing training facilities

  2. you can have one of the top Penetration testing companies to do a full security audit of your system and if they find any weaknesses move on to a full network and system penetration test to check exploits and weaknesses and provide a full forensic report – to get information on a full test click here

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