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Advice for handling a data breach; how to test DR/BC plans

Here are the SearchCIO and SearchCompliance articles from this week:

Is your company prepared to handle a data breach? In this tip, SearchCIO contributor Mary K. Pratt talks to IT professionals to find out best practices for how to manage public perception post-data breach. The first words of advice: Don’t play the victim. Also, Pratt lays out an eight-step data breach plan that addresses the many variations a hack can take.

Speaking of disaster recovery and business continuity, the right kind of testing can save companies a lot of trouble. SearchCIO contributor Niel Nickolaisen details how IT organizations should test their DR/BC plans to make sure they are prepared for the worst. Plus, SearchCIO expert Harvey Koeppel gives his take on data recovery and business continuity plans in the age of breaches.And there are more data breach tips where that came from! This article outlines key steps to follow to make sure your IT organization is ready for a data breach.

Over on the IT Compliance Advisor blog, Site Editor Fran Sales runs down the latest GRC news, including data analysis that found HIPAA violators face minimal punishment, merchants’ two-year PCI DSS compliance extension on a key requirement and upcoming changes to FCPA enforcement.

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