Monday, June 02, 2014
Going, going, gone: What the eBay data breach means for the firm's security reputation
If ever some advice of mine was both timely and much needed, then a piece of mine for IT Pro from 13 May entitled 'Why enterprises need a data breach response plan' has to be it. The conclusion to that piece would certainly have provided eBay HQ with some food for thought, particularly in light of recent events. It stated: "A proper response plan enables the enterprise to mitigate the breach, to minimise the damage done and reduce the potential reward to the bad guys. It may not be a win-win, but it's as close as you are realistically going to get." Sadly, eBay never came close; not by a country mile.