Did you know that, according to Verizon’s 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report, 69 percent of breaches were discovered by external parties and 66 percent took months or more to discover? Another interesting fact? Once discovered, it still can take many months to contain and respond to the breach.
If your organization is breached, the last thing you need is to be unprepared. Who do you call? Will you be able to quickly engage an expert to limit the impact? It’s no different than your business continuity plan only addressing the virtual world.
When an enterprise is breached, the organization’s first call is often to the credit card brand, merchant bank or to law enforcement. Given Verizon’s expertise and strong relationships it is not uncommon for them to direct the victim to Verizon’s Incident Response team. Instead of scrambling, once attacked, some choose to buy a Rapid Response Retainer– this not only gives them a considerably lower rate but it also comes with a Service Level Agreement – a Verizon IR expert will be in transit to your location within 24 or 48 hours. Think of this as an insurance policy with one big difference – if you don’t have an incident an organization can apply the “premium” toward other services delivered by the RISK team such as a policy review, readiness assessment, tabletop exercise or other critical security services.