November 04, 2016//Ellen NeveuxLast Updated: November 18, 2020
Well-defined security standards are critical for any organization – no matter the size. An entity’s leadership must both outline policies as well as design an effective training curriculum. This also holds true for federal agencies that help define industry-wide standards.
Over the past two years, the number of data breaches has gone up by 16-18%. This rise has affected many factors – business costs/losses, consumer trust, new security innovations – but a key area, for which consumers demand attention be paid, is notification standardization. In fact, an October survey conducted by the research firm Public Opinion showed 86% of respondents think the U.S. needs a national standard for breach responses.
As if in response to these new statistics, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just released a video and guide on how businesses should respond to data breaches. The video details what to do if you suspect your company falls victim to a data breach. At just under three minutes long, it breaks down the process into three steps:
1) Secure your operations
2) Fix vulnerabilities
3) Notify appropriate parties.
Here’s the complete 16-page FTC data breach response guide.
Our sole focus is secure third-party remote access. For highly regulated enterprise organizations, SecureLink Enterprise has pioneered a secure remote access platform. SecureLink for enterprise allows an organization to identify, control, and audit third-party vendors. For vendors, SecureLink is the gold standard remote access support platform because it is easy, efficient, and ensures compliance and reduces liability when supporting customers.