Security Incident Reporting - Don’t ignore it, Report it.

Thu, 11/04/2021 - 11:38
by Hemant Choksi

Cybersecurity is not only a department within our organization, but something that is part of everyone’s daily life in our modern world. While investments have been made into several tools to help prevent and detect Cyber threats, one of the best detection tools still is human observation. Along the same lines of the “If you see something, say something” campaign adopted by Federal Law Enforcement for terrorism, we are asking that if you see something suspicious regarding your work computer, a message you received, or data that seems out of place, “Don’t ignore it, report it.”

What is a “Security Incident”?

A security incident could be anything from a computer infected with a malware, an employee clicking on an email from an untrusted entity, someone losing a USB drive that contains valuable company data, or someone gaining unauthorized access to company sensitive data. In short, a “Security Incident” is where there is an attempted – or successful – unauthorized access to company information and systems, disclosure or misuse of any of our company systems, services, data or networks.

A security incident can put our critical systems or sensitive data at risk causing negative impact to our customers and financial losses for the company.

The Security Breaches have been ever increasing In 2021:

•A Join study from Stanford University revealed that approximately 88% of all data breaches were caused by human error.

•United Nations warned, Cybercrime is up 600% due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

•According to Verizon, data breach report 92% of malware was delivered by fake emails.

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