By now, you have heard of the security breach suffered by a Minecraft third party called Lifeboat which caused roughly 7 million user passwords to be penetrated or hacked. The even more unfortunate part? It happened months before Lifeboat admitted to the breach. By not being transparent, users were put at risk for further breaches. This lack of communication could have affected users who use the same password for multiple accounts and brands, like Lifeboat, need to understand that breaches can happen anywhere and at any time.
The best policy to follow is to always be ready. As our author Jeff Tujetsch always says, “Fail to plan, plan to fail.” If you are not prepared for a data breach in your company, how will you protect your information, employees or even your customers?
It is always best practice to enforce certain policies and have a plan for when not if a data breach will happen. The costliness and overall risk of a data breach is something that can easily be prevented if you have a data disaster plan in place. Sherpa recently published a white paper on the Payment Card Industry (PCI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) which is spot-on in today’s world of data breaches, record-breaking lawsuits, and compliance fiascoes.
The white paper, “An Introduction to PCI and PII: Securing Your Organization’s Data” covers:
- Types of PCI and PII found in most organizations
- Notable breaches
- Costs associated with data loss
- Identifying PCI and PII & Establishing Policy
- Using redaction to secure data
- Recommended software for mitigating risk
Here at Sherpa Software, we hope to educate and help users with their policies in order to prevent and even help with data breaches. Our Altitude IG platform can not only help you during a security breach but also enforce policies in order to prevent any future complications.