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DRJ's Informational Update For Thursday, July 21, 2011

You've Been Breached: Facing the Challenge of Data Breach Notifications

You've Been Breached: Facing the Challenge of Data Breach Notifications

As seen in news headlines from around the globe, data breaches are an ever-present (yet commonly overlooked) threat to an organization's operational well-being. Today, responding to a data breach is far more complicated than simply sending a mass mailing to affected customers notifying them of the occurrence. Given the potentially catastrophic operational, reputational, financial, and legal impacts of a data breach on an organization, data breach notification and communication strategies are a necessary component of an organization's business continuity, crisis management and information security initiatives. By leveraging existing plans, processes and people, organizations can lessen the impact of a data breach and communicate with customers, business partners and authorities in a timely and effective manner.

Join Send Word Now and our featured speaker, Christopher Burton, a Senior Consultant with Avalution Consulting, to gain insight into the consequences of a data breach and how you can leverage effective response strategies to significantly minimize risk.

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Disaster Proofing Your Business with an Electronic Document Management System

Written by Andrew Bailey

Nearly 18,000 businesses were dislocated, disrupted or destroyed by 9/11. Thousands more were affected by Hurricane Katrina. According to research by the University of Texas, only 6 percent of companies suffering from a catastrophic data loss survive, while 43 percent never reopen and 51 percent close within two years.

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