September 17, 2019 Articles

Understanding Cyberattacks and Best Practices in Triaging Breaches

What do you do when a cyber-related case lands on your desk or in your courtroom?

By Sean Renshaw

The frequency and scope of cyberattacks are growing rapidly, and breaches are a significant threat to any organization’s reputation and sustainability. Media reports provide information about a stream of large-scale breaches on a seemingly daily basis. Interestingly, it is the smaller organizations that are at a higher risk of being breached, but less media coverage is dedicated to such breaches due to their more limited societal impact.

Regardless of the size of the cyber event, a single breach can result in significant financial, reputational, and operational damage. In addition, a lesser-known, but very negative, outcome of a cyber incident is the potential for government investigation or litigation. So what do you do when a cyber-related case lands on your desk or in your courtroom? How do you make any sense of all the techno-jargon that is being bandied about? 

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