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Many Hacked Businesses Remain Unprepared For The Next Breach
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:07:07 -0500 (CDT)

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/many-hacked-businesses-remain-unprepared/240153520

By Kelly Jackson Higgins
Dark Reading
April 24, 2013

A company suffers a data breach. So, of course, it then retrenches and shores up its defenses and processes to prepare for the next attack, right? Not so much, a new survey of organizations that have suffered breaches shows: More than one-third of organizations hit by data breaches still have no formal plan or process in place to handle the next breach.

The data, gathered from 470 senior privacy and compliance professionals mainly in retail, healthcare, and pharmaceutical firms that have experienced at least one data breach, also shows the real fallout of a breach and how most organizations are well-aware of the fallout: Seventy-six percent have had or expect to have a breach that results in loss of customers and business partners, and 66 percent have, or expect to, suffer "serious" financial consequences in the wake of a breach.

Three-fourths have had or expect to suffer a breach that hurts their public image.

Even so, many of them remain unprepared for the next attack, according to the new Ponemon Institute report, "Is Your Company Ready for a Big Data Breach?"

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