This fall, the Ponemon Institute released its Fourth Annual study, Is Your Company Ready for a Big Data Breach? on data breach corporate preparedness, which revealed that 52 percent of companies experienced data breaches just this past year alone.
Healthcare security professionals are finding their ability to assess IT security risks is lower now than ever before. This is one of the reasons the healthcare industry received an overall “D” grade on its 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card, conducted by network security firm Tenable.
Being adequately prepared to respond to a data breach is an ever-changing game – new threats are emerging, new regulations are being put into place and companies must regularly re-evaluate their response plans to ensure they are applicable to today’s threat landscape. Unfortunately, many companies are not reviewing and updating their plans frequently enough – in fact, only 25 percent of companies say they update their response plans once or twice a year. Not to mention that no matter how well prepared and updated a company’s plan is, an actual live breach response can present unforeseen challenges that cause companies to stumble.
Findings from an annual Ponemon study on data breaches showed that while more companies have plans in place, they still lack confidence and are failing to take crucial steps as part of the preparedness process, preventing them from being truly ready for a real life data breach incident.
Start off the new year with an exclusive look at the innovative security technology in the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis in our annual Security Technology & Innovations Report. This issue also includes guides for retail security leaders on video surveillance techniques, tips for retrofitting your access control systems, and recommendations for the new U.S. president on cybersecurity and terrorism.