Data Security Breaches – What you need to know

Almost immediately after clients started to work from home the number of data breaches increased. Our Information Security team, led by security specialists such as Jarred Jenkins and Damien Coultis, will pick up new cases of unlawful access to data, file encryption attacks and breached security perimeters almost daily.

Typically our engineers will first assess the gravity of the situation, ascertain if a breach is ongoing and whether personally identifiable information has been accessed. We will then take precautions to ensure forensic analysis is possible by taking a backup snapshot of the device (workstation or server) affected, and then start remediation so that you, the client, can go back to work as quickly as possible. Often we will need to restore data from backup and take precautions such as resetting passwords.

It is important to note that even though ABT security specialist are very knowledgeable, and trained to respond in line with industry standards such as NIST , ISO 27001 and the ACSC’s “Essential Eight”, ABT are not forensic data analysist. We can assist you in determining the seriousness of a potential attack on your data integrity but will always recommend you employ the services of information security forensic specialists. We can of course recommend partners and work alongside with them on your behalf. The responsibility to report personally identifiable data breaches to the OAIC however, will always remain with you.