How data breaches happen? What are their business implications?Case Studies, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Webinar Series, Top // 15.04.2016
Cyber security incidents are becoming commonplace. The ramifications of these incidents are often far-reaching and long lasting, with significant impact on business, financials and reputation. If your company runs a successful business, then you may be a target.
In the webinar recording below, our cyber security experts Janne Kauhanen and Jani Kallio walk you through a recent real-life data breach we investigated. This was a textbook example of strategies and tactics used by adversaries to gain access to the data they were after, including all the steps from the initial recon-phase to the final data exfiltration to the attacker’s servers.
But maybe even more importantly, we have to look at how such attacks disrupt the business of the target company. Time and again – and also in this particular case – the same three business impacts are experienced by victims of cyber-attacks.
We often like to ask our clients why they conduct fire drills, but not “cyber drills”. Fire drills are an important part of crisis management, and are there to make sure we all know how to react in the event of an actual fire. From the moment the alarm is sounded, the whole company becomes involved, all the way up to top-level management, who must leave their important meetings and evacuate the building with everyone else. By doing these drills, we ensure safety and business continuity. So why don’t we do the same thing for a cyber-attack? Being prepared will ensure we all know how to react when an incident does happen and how to get back to business as quickly as possible afterwards. And let’s face it, what is more likely to happen, a fire or a breach?
Check out the full recording of the webinar.