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Friday, 02 August 2013 15:49

Cloud service providers often not set up for incident response

Cloud data storage and disparate privacy laws could be hampering companies fighting cyber attacks, according to Seth Berman, UK executive managing director of digital risk management and investigations firm, Stroz Friedberg.

He urged organisations to review cloud services contracts to prevent valuable time being lost when responding to a data breach incident.

“Companies are forced to fight attackers on multiple geographic fronts, but the complexities of the internet cloud and a patchwork quilt of data privacy laws means a prompt response is often difficult,” said Berman.

Cyber incident response plans must take into account any potential restrictions to access, but providers are rarely set up to support a victim's needs to obtain forensic images of their own servers.