Some of these recommendations may include such things as ensuring that all anti-virus and malware software be updated as soon as you are notified of changes. Make sure staff are vigilant, and if an emails are received from an unknown or untrusted source, that no attachments are opened within the body of the email. Also make sure that the company has a resilient data backup and data restore strategy in force.
In a recent white paper discussed by the EU Council one of the recommendations that were discussed included the responsibility for companies to disclose any data breaches. If this were to be adopted it would focus organisations to ensure their systems are robust and secure, as there is a possibility that disclosure would be part of the statutory accounts.
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