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Breach blanket: To contain the damage, plan ahead -- way ahead

Taylor Armerding | Oct. 7, 2014
Investigating and repairing the damage of a major data breach can take months, if not years. But what happens in the early hours after a breach has been discovered can do a lot to minimize that damage. That takes intensive planning.

They are also under pressure from boards made up of executives with sales and finance backgrounds who want technologies employed quickly, without taking the time to build security in.

Finally, security is not "sexy IT," he said. "That has to change -- education is key here."


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