Data Breach Prevention

data-breach-preventionWhat is a Data Breach? It is unauthorized access to private data by a cyber-criminal or disgruntled employee.

In order to protect your technology assets on all levels of your organization, a prevention plan created from risk and vulnerability assessments must be implemented to plan all your mitigation needs. We can provide this using our end-to-end inspection process that covers the full depth-in-defense layer security model.

Data Types include:

  • PII data
  • Financial data
  • Login Information
  • Legal obligations and data
  • Medical data

Personally identifiable information (PII):

This form of data (PII) is used for personal identification, such as a person’s social security number, birth date, birth- place, etc. When answering security challenge questions to help change passwords on single sign-on logins, this is used to assist in verifying an individual’s identity.

Encryption and careful hash field methodologies must be used when protecting this data. DLP implementation using data breach solutions works for mitigating an organization’s internal risks as well.

Our teams have the knowledge and experience in the latest best practice strategies to help prevent these types of data breaches from occurring.

Financial data:

Bank data breach protection is needed during any company-to-bank business transactions over the internet. The strongest encryptions and connection timings must be designed and managed to ensure financial transaction data is as safe as possible.

A mass credit card data breach can devastate the reputation of a company. Credit card digital information, when used must have the highest protection planning.

Especially database repositories with customer credit card fields. Should a cyber-criminal breach your database like this, not only will your customer’s credit cards be compromised, but also your organization’s reputation since it’s their legal obligation to inform their constituents this violation has occurred.

Login Information:

Usernames and passwords for accounts must utilize authentication encryption best practices along with password policy controls to safeguard a user’s permission level to their data.

Once authentication credentials have been verified, permission into the computer system requires a user account look up for permission attributes. Appropriate access rights are then set up in the current session as needed. A hacker could break into this authentication through brute force hacking techniques or other Black Hat approaches.

Permission Level data:

After your login of username and password has been verified, your authentication is approved and then your authorization process begins. Authorization looks over your account attribute credentials and gives you the appropriate access levels you have been assigned to by the system administrator.

Cybercriminals zone in on account attributes so they can capture and manipulate them into super admin or root access levels. This would give them everything and anything they wanted from your computer systems.

To prevent this type of data breach security intrusion, serious planning and tunneling through your directory service platforms must be formulated and correctly added to the infrastructure.

Our subject-matter-experts in Identity Management (IDM) specializations can help give your team the architecture layouts needed to put this into place and save countless hours of trial-and-error implementation into the environment.

Medical data:

Healthcare data breach prevention is carefully regulated and reviewed periodically thanks to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements. Hospital data breach attacks or any related medical data breach incidents have been shrinking every year thanks to the risk assessment guidelines set by the government that protects the privacy of medical patient data.

Legal obligations and data:

Data breach laws at both the state and federal levels have been improving over the years, but there is still a “gray” area mostly when it comes to international breaches. A Data breach lawsuit is hard to prove without substantial audit logging artifact evidence that lawyers can use for a case in data breach litigation.

A data breach investigations report using root-cause analysis will ensure not only any legal actions are covered, but also a “lessons learned” practice will help fortify your existing infrastructure for future attacks.

Data breach lawsuits are only effective when an organization has pre-planned for a data breach liability strategy based on the impact and importance of the data compromised. We can provide the planning necessary to protect and post-fortify any data breach infringements that may have been identified in successfully hacking into your environment.

Data Loss Prevention (DLP):

A strategy and defense for incoming hack attacks such as perimeter firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) are important, but outgoing data privacy must be protected, as well.

An employee may by accident or through malice, attempt to send private company data by storage drive transfers (such as DropBox®), or email content sent. Data Loss Prevention (DLP) can mitigate these data breaches using a DLP strategy plan and software solution your administrators can use to protect outgoing data breaches.

Why hire Data Breach Prevention Experts?

Data breach services are only as good as the experts who designed them. A data breach response plan needs to be created along with a data breach report.

CyberSec provides all the data breach best practices and design skills necessary to give your business the best framework and industry-proven knowledge experience that will benefit your company for years to come.