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Data breaches: a brief guide to detection and disclosure

Overview

Andrew Haldane, the Bank of England's director of financial stability, has recently been quoted as saying that six months ago Britain's banks were more concerned about hacking and cyber-attacks than the impact of the Eurozone crisis. His statement highlights both the magnitude of the problem and the anxiety that a potential attack may cause to an organisation.


Data breaches are in the news on a weekly if not daily basis, profoundly affecting businesses of all sorts and sizes. Breaches are often perceived to be an IT or security problem, but in reality, incidents affect a far larger part of the business, including the legal departments.


While there are different methods used and data types targeted, some common themes can be distinguished. In this article, Deloitte shares some insights into how breaches can be discovered as well as thoughts about disclosing a breach after it has happened.


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