Assurit Data Breach Readiness Services help organizations confidently prevent and respond to data breaches by detecting attackers before incidents become catastrophes.
Determine the Strength of Your Defenses
At Assurit, we can conduct external, internal, web-application penetration tests as well as social engineering attacks both as an adversary outside your organization as well as from the perspective of an insider threat. These tests can be used to determine your organization’s resiliency to a cyber-attack and a data breach.
Comprehensive Strategy Assessment
Assurit can help your organization learn how well-prepared you are to respond to a data breach. By providing cost-effective suggestions for improvement and helping you design an efficient and scalable security operations program, your organization will strengthen its ability to detect, react to, and contain attacks. We follow National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Guidelines and Security Controls and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Frameworks and Controls.
Understanding that handling of sensitive data and of a data breach is a shared responsibility of every functional group is extremely important within any organization. At Assurit, we help organizations move beyond just being compliant to being a custodian — both for internal and customer data. By educating employees on how to recognize attacks and other forms of data breaches — what to do immediately if they believe an attack has occurred, and what not to do — your organization will be ready to react with efficiency and consistency when a data breach occurs.
Assurit Data Breach Readiness Services
Our Data Breach Readiness engagements include:
Incident Response Team Formation
The first step toward cyber resiliency involves delegating the proper responsibilities for breach readiness and response to the appropriate staff. It is important to remember that each employee has a critical role to play. We’ll help you determine how to map your existing personnel to their new roles within the Incident Response Team based on their knowledge and experience.
Assurit can help develop an effective breach readiness strategy which includes a full understanding of an organization’s network environment, data classification, access, retention, transmission, and overall security monitoring. In addition, we will take inventory of your contractual obligations in the event of a data breach and delegate these obligations by business function or department.
Understand Regulatory Requirements
Organizations must understand their regulatory and legal requirements prior to, during and after a cybersecurity breach. Assurit can help your organization take inventory of all obligations based on regulations in play and identify which relationships and points of contact (e.g., local law enforcement personnel) need to be established prior to a crisis.
Communication Plan Development
Organizations need to develop a breach response communication plan that incorporates proper notification templates and procedures. Assurit can help with the wording of these templates, along with when and how they are released, depending on whether they are meant to address customers, the public, employees, internal stakeholders or law enforcement. Consistent and concise messaging is always important.
Organizations should not wait until an actual breach to test if their breach readiness strategy is functioning effectively. Instead, organizations must engage in frequent and comprehensive breach preparedness drills that incorporate the appropriate teams, stakeholders, and processes. Assurit can help develop likely scenarios and conduct mock drills based on your unique organization’s risks to test your readiness.